Why We Can’t by Michael Hurley

by JHow March 29, 2017

Associate nonfiction editor Alex Clark on today’s bonus short: Michael Hurley’s “Why We Can’t,” part ashy montage and part cyclical musing on place, mimics its subject of a creaking Ferris [...]

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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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Notes From Crew Quarters–Writing as Music

by Ethan Brightbill March 17, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill asked our staff what their writing would be if it was a genre of music. Willow Grosz Managing Editor Talkeetna, Alaska Nostalgic 90s [...]

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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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Notes From Crew Quarters–Growing Up Reading

by Ethan Brightbill March 3, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill asked our staff what their favorite books were as children. Ashley Adams Associate Editor Emeritus, Nonfiction Watervliet, Michigan I owned almost all the [...]

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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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