Stories galore

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I love the proliferation of short fiction online. It’s possible to find a lot of good stories in a range of genres, although that proliferation sometimes makes it challenging to sift through. That being said, a story by my friend Jen Neale placed second in the Masters Review fall fiction contest. Read “Pool People.” (Congrats, Jen!)

This story captivated me on a recent weekend: “The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds”

As did this one: “THE IMMENSE MELANCHOLY OF THE SALTVILLE MAMMOTHS” 

On the non-story front, I want to see this sci-fi short film: Credence

This is funny, especially having worked on a literary magazine and yet I still do the same darn thing. The most important takeaway though (apart from Chinese takeaway) is this: “Don’t watch the calendar (or the clock) over those old submissions. Instead, write something new.”

And put things in further perspective by reading this: Some Myths About Your Litmag Submissions

When you feel like tearing it all down, read The Empty Container.

I felt celebrated and also robbed simultaneously.” This reminds me that I need to stop by the library and pick up my reserved copy of The Queen of the Night.