Writers on Writing #120: Helen Chandler

by JHow March 22, 2017

Compose Email I want to write only in the least committed way possible, that is, in email drafts or text messages I send to myself, notes on my phone or [...]

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Fog People by L. W. Nicholson

by JHow March 20, 2017

Associate fiction editor Sarah David on today’s bonus story: L. W. Nicholson starts us with sexy braided arm hair and leads us to the mystique of the unknown. This tiny [...]

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Bibliophobia: Fear of Books by Cortney Lamar Charleston

by JHow March 16, 2017

Co-managing editor Jacqueline Boucher on today’s bonus poem: “Bibliophobia: A Fear of Books,” like the rest of Cortney L. Charleston’s debut collection Telepathologies, is a haunting examination of generational racial [...]

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“I crave the immediate”: an interview with nonfiction judge Jenny Boully

by JHow March 14, 2017

This year, Jenny Boully is judging Passages North’s Ray Ventre Nonfiction Prize (the contest formerly known as the Thomas J. Hruska Memorial Prize). Boully is the author of four books, [...]

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Writers on Writing #119: Andrew Gretes

by JHow March 13, 2017

Laughter as Editor Writing, to quote Joyce Carol Oates, is like “rolling a very dirty peanut across the floor with your nose.” Editing, sadly, is equally odious. I’ve been tempted [...]

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Each Breeze Began Life Somewhere As a Little Cough by Christopher Citro

by JHow March 6, 2017

Editorial intern Brandon Hansen on today’s bonus essay: Christopher Citro’s essay will sweep you up and spin you around, layering you in fallen trees and home explosions and radon, just [...]

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Salvage by R. M. Cooper

by JHow March 1, 2017

Associate fiction editor Krys Malcolm Belc on today’s bonus fiction: In this gritty flash piece. R.M. Cooper captures the aggressive mindset of a woman living deep in a lie of [...]

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Writers on Writing #118: Dorothy Bendel

by JHow February 27, 2017

Writing, David Lynch, and the Shape of the Jug “The outward form of things passes away, but the essence remains forever. How long will you be besotted with the shape [...]

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I am accustomed to a certain amount of grotesquerie by Emma Sovich

by JHow February 20, 2017

Editorial intern Brandon Hansen on today’s bonus story: Emma Sovich’s flash will shift your insides, and isn’t sorry about it. This nasty-beautiful thing refuses to take its foot off the [...]

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Motor City Slide by Judy T. Oldfield

by JHow January 31, 2017

Associate fiction editor Brenna Womer on today’s bonus story: Post-trauma and postpartum, the narrator of “Motor City Slide” is callous and distant, unfeeling but not without thought. She swings at the [...]

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