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I've been reading a lot from Redivider, a literary journal housed at Emerson College (and I have every intention of submitting a short story to it sometime in the near future). It's a really impressive journal, very entertaining with some great poetry and artwork included in every issue. I spoke at length with a couple of editors from the AWP writer's conference in Chicago as well, and they all seem to share a passion for the literary profession.
Wisconsin's own Porcupine Literary journal, currently NOT accepting new submissions (how do they replenish their journal, then?!), provides a couple of free short stories online. One short story I read that I really enjoyed was this one.
One of the best things about Zoetrope: All-Story is their Web site provides a couple stories from each issue, free to read, plus excerpts from the other stories so you can really get a feel for what's going on inside each issue.
Since I'm enjoying reading through all of the All-Story back-issues online while listening to the Brewers Game (Manny Parra ... come on, dude!), I thought I'd share this one with you, originally a translation:
I had the opportunity to work with Brent Spencer for a semester while working on MFA degree in Nebraska, and let me tell you: not only can he write a great story, he can perform it, too. I suppose that shouldn't be surprising, given his acting history ... but after I saw him read publicly, I was excited to be working with him for an entire semester.
Sometimes, fiction can take some on some pretty interesting guises. When something becomes ironic enough, it becomes funny. Case in point: the Three Wolf moon t-shirt.
For those of you more interested in short, concise pieces that you can finish while your porn is downloading, I have a solution:
Let's have some fun over the next few weeks and take a look at finalists for the "Million Writers Award." Basically, StorySouth literary journal has compiled a bunch of stories available online and chosen the best of the best for an award (my short story "On the Tenth Day, I Kept It Down" is conspicuously absent).