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My Fave Five- May 2021

May 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew May Selector: Andrew Bertaina What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

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TURMERIC & SUGAR: STORIES by Anna Vangala Jones; review by Dan Crawley

The debut short story collection, Turmeric & Sugar: Stories by Anna Vangala Jones (Thirty West Publishing House), is a feast for the senses and a tour of the challenges of love, triumph, and regret. Throughout, Jones’s prose is a wonderful mix of magic...

My Fave Five- May 2021

May 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew May Selector: Andrew Bertaina What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

MY FAVE FIVE- APRIL 2021

April 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew April Selector: Minyoung Lee What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

BENDING GENRES PRESENTS!!! Meg Tuite interviews Garielle Lutz about writing, life and so much more! So honored to have these two amazing writers in conversation…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTIyc9wIjL0 And you can order Gari's new book, WORSTED, from SF/LD here: https://www.hobartpulp.com/books/worsted

My Fave Five- March 2021

March 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew March Selector: Hannah Grieco What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

Bending Genres Reading for SMOLfair- March 5, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. E.S.T. This Friday, we have a great line-up for our Bending Genres Reading for the SMOLfair book fair event happening March 3- 7. Fiction Editor, Meg Tuite and EIC Robert Vaughan will be hosting a...

What Are The Chances? by Robert Scotellaro (review by Paul Beckman)

In Robert Scotellaro’s latest collection of gems, “What Are the Chances” he tells us the chances that way only he could write of lovers, friends, family, and more in a way that leaves you shaking your head in wonderment with these fast-paced stories filled...

Time. Wow. by Neil Clark (review by Jonathan Cardew)

Full disclosure: I am a complete and utter sci-fi nerd. Give me Star Trek. Give me LeGuin. Give me 2001: A Space Odyssey. Give me anything that is not of this planet/ space-time continuum-related/full of stars. So when I first came across Neil Clark’s small,...

Demolition in the Tropics by Rogan Kelly (review by Alina Stefanescu)

Rogan Kelly. Demolition in the Tropics. Lewisburg, PA: Seven Kitchens Press, 2019. 28 pages. $9.00. Some readers expect to be punched in the gut repeatedly. Demolition in the Tropics is not for them. Rogan Kelly's poetic line is wistful, impressionistic, similar to...

Death, Desire and Other Destinations by Tara Isabel Zambrano (review by Dan Crawley)

Tara Isabel Zambrano’s full-length flash collection, Death, Desire, and Other Destinations (Okay Donkey Press, 2020), illuminates, enchants. I’m awestruck with Zambrano’s effortless talent, her swings from stark realism to inventive magic realism. She is...

Ghosts of You by Cathy Ulrich (reviewed by Audra Kerr Brown)

Audra Kerr Brown lives betwixt the corn and soybean fields of southeast Iowa with her husband and two children.

Bending Genres Q & A with author Karen Stefano (What A Body Remembers) and Emily Bertholf

Q & A : Interview with Karen Stefano, author of What A Body Remembers. Emily Bertholf: Your latest book is a memoir about the life-altering night in 1984 when you were violently attacked on your way home from work and your long struggle of dealing with...

Under Asphalt Shingles

This is a very drafty draft. Just trying to get SOMETHING down, and loved the prompts about home.   Under Asphalt Shingles Under asphalt shingles: incandescent bulbs and dust and threadbare sofa. Expectations and limitations, routine and best-laid plans. Under...

Thank you!

An outstanding class, Jackie. Thank you. I only wish it had been two weeks instead of two days. I appreciate the feedback on my story "Filled With Promise" and hope to see it out in the world at some point. All your reading examples, essays and interviews were so...

World Traveller Translation App

I have run out of time on this one... but here is my hermit crab wip which I will continue to work on. Thank you so much to you, Jacqueline, and fellow BG writers. This was a fun challenge (but much too short). I loved how well designed the exercises/samples/prompts...

Thank You

Argh, real-life got in the way today, but I will use this second set of prompts for writing this week. I'm reading all the Day 2 pieces and they are all fabulous. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Jackie and all of you for your wonderful work and kind feedback....

Where to Publish Flash Nonfiction

Sara C. just asked a good question on Twitter and I thought I'd share the answer here. Sara C. just asked a good question on Twitter and I thought I’d share the answer here. I know of two useful lists, neither completely up to date. Lots of magazines list flash...

alt.backpackalaska (1989)

alt.backpackalaska (1989 edition) ~ everyone fears something: joe the guide Intro: Above the valley floor, Mt Doonerak’s rotting glacier calves, shrugs wet slabs away—not what the Backpack Alaska brochure pictured! Below the treeline, black spruce and willow slip down...

clarification

I feel like I must have done a good job with "India Rubber Ball Bounces" as your comments/feedback suggest that you are reading this piece as CNF. To clarify/reassure, I only write flash 'fiction'. - Karen

Things I Can’t Use

Abecedarians. I can't spell the word without Googling it. And now that I've listed all the letters on this page to write the thing, I feel overwhelmed. The alphabet is so long, and as always, I'm not sure I have enough to say. Bananas. On sale for $0.39 a pound....

Bedtime at Sleepy Ranch

When my younger son was in second grade, I, his psychologist mom, visited his class to talk about sleep. When is bedtime? During the school week it seems second graders are sent to bed anywhere from 7:30-9:30 PM, although some second graders report that they don't...

Hidden Mother

Dear Fellow Writers, I may have gotten carried away here, but this was so much fun! Hidden Mother photographs are a thing; I tried to hyperlink this in the text, but it didn't work (or maybe it did-we'll see when I post): https://www.lauralarson.net/curatorial. The...

Bubbles

“The bubbleis what you make itlevying an emotional tax …as magical as a typicalDisney trip.”(Excerpted from “The True Cost of Life in the NBA...

The Fall of Toby and Lady

Before the neighbors leashed and fixed their dogs, they roamed freely through our fields, and Toby, my dog, courted Lady, the Airedale next door,...

Bending Genres Reading for SMOLfair- March 5, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. E.S.T. This Friday, we have a great line-up for our Bending Genres Reading for the...

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