Dan over at Emerging Writers Network points out a new trend among literary journals, such as Fence and American Short Fiction, to “pay what you can” for a subscription to their journal. A smart move, I believe. Journals need some kind of marketing to jumpstart their subscription base.
How literary journal rejections that take over a year at least let you imagine that you made it past the first five readers (only to be squashed by the sixth).
A low-residency MFA program that went terribly, terribly, wrong.
An interview with Benjamin Percy, whose two short story collections (“Refresh, Refresh,” and “The Language of Elk”) have made waves.