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Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Pretty" by Kim Chinquee


This is a book you simply must get. "Pretty" is a masterclass in writing.
I'm reading one piece a morning because to read them all at once, for me, would deny the immense power of each one. Chinquee's fictions are weighty with meaning, clear and concise, filled with unusual imagery, but at the same time, familiar. They are examples of controlled language so fine they even look pretty on the page. "Pretty" has made me fall in love with Flash Fiction all over again.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kyle Minor

has a story in Fifty-Two Stories:

The Truth and All Its Ugly

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Everyday Genius: March

I'll be looking forward to reading this issue since it's guest-edited by Laura Ellen Scott. Laura Ellen's own work is highly original and rich. I can only imagine what she has in store for us.