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When you start out as a writer, other writers tell you about rejection, the low pay rates, the luck required in your break, and the virtue of persistence, but no one tells you just how long things take, how time digs into your skin and...

Over the last couple of days I've been reading Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Slowly, bits here and there, between writing, between working, between this and that. I read it a long time ago and I remember not enjoying it so much, to the point that this...

Kaaron Warren (kaaronwarren) is the author of numerous short stories, the novel Slights and the collection, the Grinding House. Her second novel, Walking the Tree, has just been released, and later this year, her second collection will also be released. I thought it would be fun...

I want you to look very closely at this picture and try and keep it in your minds eye. This was a perfectly healthy twenty two-year-old young man who in the service of his country got half of his head blown off. I think that’s...

I was in the post office this morning and caught a glance at the Australian Literary Legends stamp collection. One of the girls there had a sheet of them out. If you haven't heard of the literary legends, and I certainly haven't, having no real interest...

Some days, I don't know why I do the things I do. Today is such a day. Today I am attempting to teach comedy. Mostly, I'm trying to teach about the different styles and genres within it, but I try to keep things interesting. My...

From Deb Layne (wheatland_press): In 2002, the Polyphony anthology series debuted. Conceived as a short fiction venue for stories that would skate gracefully across the boundaries of science fiction, fantasy, magic realism, and literary fiction, it was quickly recognized as the standard bearer for cross genre...