Animals in English by Hilary Sideris

Animals in English by Hilary Sideris

Congratulations to contributor Hilary Sideris for her new book Animals in English! Famed critic, Barrett Warner, says: "Autism is a survival trait among prey animals. It's a rational instinct for separating a detail from the whole of something because a detail can...

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Finalists

Congratulations to our finalists! 480 writers participated in 3 categories. We considered prose to be any writing that went all the way across the page, and it included novels, novellas, story collections, essay collections, and memoir. We considered poetry to be just...

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Existential Pick-up Lines

Existential Pick-up Lines

Hey, I’m just a girl, standing 5 feet away from a boy. Asking him to maybe move back another foot. Thanks. I saw you from across the bar. Stay there. You smell so good. Is that Purell you’re wearing? If I told you that you have a beautiful body, would you hold it...

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Scrapping the Memoir

Scrapping the Memoir

 by Linda Caradine Last night I told Klaus that I was thinking of scrapping my memoir. As an elder sibling he should have some insight into this decision, but I had to supply reasons more than it seemed like the right thing to do. I told him there is a sub-genre known...

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Young Adulting

Young Adulting

by Maggie Light The year is 2002. The setting is a basement office cubicle. The protagonist is me. Nobody seems to notice that I haven’t done a moment of work in four days. I’ve been too busy composing emails to my college friend group, descriptions of my boozy...

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