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Be Alive by Peter Kispert

by JHow December 16, 2014

Associate fiction editor Hayley Fitz on today’s bonus story: I dig stories about perspective. That’s why we read, isn’t it? To listen to other folks spin things in a way [...]

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Get to know PN’s managing editors.

by JHow December 5, 2014

Note from Editor-in-Chief Jennifer A. Howard: Sometimes, I can be decisive. I say yes or no to short-shorts quickly, I don’t linger over which cereal to pour into my bowl [...]

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The French Revolution by Michael David Madonick

by JHow December 4, 2014

Associate poetry editor Rebecca Pelky on today’s bonus poem: I’m not going to tell you about this poem. I’m not going to dissect it to perfect breaks of lines or [...]

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Writers on Writing #96: George Choundas

by JHow December 1, 2014

My Muse Is Gaffay “Some mornings, the sun looks wrong outside my window. I sit at the kitchen table shaking salt into the hairs on my arm, and a feeling [...]

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PN’s Pushcart Prize nominees

by JHow November 29, 2014

It seems fortuitous that Pushcart Prize nominations come due right about Thanksgiving. We’re grateful for all our contributors and readers, and thankful to get to highlight a handful today. It’s [...]

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Your Life is Meant for Someone Else by Liv Lansdale

by JHow November 26, 2014

Associate poetry editor Caleb Nelson on today’s bonus poem:  Liv Lansdale’s poem employs a hard-won lyrical complexity that survives in the particular. Our narrator actively remembers what feels like the [...]

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This Young Man’s Father Froze to Death in an Ice Storm. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next by Alex McElroy

by JHow November 3, 2014

PN editorial intern Willow Grosz on today’s story: At first glance, I thought I was going to hate this piece. Really. I’ve been conditioned not to take pop-culture references too [...]

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Mail Order Babies by Mika Taylor

by JHow October 30, 2014

Associate fiction editor Michael Giddings on today’s story: In “Mail Order Babies,” Mika Taylor asks questions about love. Where does love come from? Is it possible to chase it? Can [...]

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Writers on Writing #95: Lesléa Newman

by JHow October 20, 2014

Dear Professor H., It’s been more than forty years since I took your Introduction to Creative Writing Class, yet I still remember that very first Tuesday morning when I sat [...]

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Writers on Writing #94: Marilyn Abildskov

by JHow October 13, 2014

Paperback Writer I published my first book when I was 42 years old. I’d just moved from Iowa City to Berkeley, California, for a full-time teaching job when the book [...]

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