Richard Brautigan & Mariah Carey for Chad Redden
Incredible to have won the American Short(er) Fiction Award and alongside Sabrina Orah Mark no less! Read our stories in ASF’s next issue this fall. And then hopefully it’ll move you to read my collection of stories The Observable Characteristics of Organisms which comes out from the unprecedented FC2 next fall!! Yes? Yes.
We asked writers from around the country to compare their favorite teams to a work of fiction. And they did. Oh they did. Check it out: American Short Fiction’s NFL Preview.
Celebrating our ASF staffers’s publications/wins makes us feel all TURBO-BOOST-Y.
Vincent Scarpa’s “Long Division” in Bartleby Snopes
Adeena Reitberger’s essay in The Cimarron Review
Asher Price’s new book (with Kate Galbraith) The Great Texas Wind Rush
and then there’s Alex Lumans, who won the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize.
This is how we feel about just a few of the books we’re digging these days.
— Melinda Moustakis’ new ASF series, “If You Lived Here,” begins with a conversation with Danielle Evans about the landscape of adolescence, putting characters in confined spaces, and “Waffle House” endings. (via jessstoner)
— Today at Things American: “From Post-Black to Postmortem—The Tragic Death of Trayvon Martin.”
Marvin Gaye’s vocals for “Heard It Through The Grapevine”
What does this have to do with American Short Fiction? Well, it certainly has something to do with what it feels like to have goosebumps on your soul. So there’s that. Also, we know all the down things about Detroit have been in the news lately, but all we want to do is beg you, plead with you, to go to the Motown Museum. It’ll ruin all other museums for you. You should all go. Right now.
We’re working on uploading the ASF archives onto the new site. There’s Ravi’s great “Outlander” (plus an interview with him here) along with Online Fiction from Sal Pane, Casey Hannan, Venita Blackburn, and other superb writers (with lots more to come).
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— In “The Forgetting Tree” by Rae Paris, she takes the ghost? spirit? memory? of Trayvon Martin on a tour of a former plantation. http://www.guernicamag.com/poetry/the-forgetting-tree/ (via mollitudo)
— From an interview with the lovely Matt Bell at American Short Fiction’s new website.
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