5 Tips for Crafting a Novel-in-Stories

My older sister and I attended a rural Ohio elementary school, where her eighth-grade class read Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio (1919). “What’s it about?” I asked her. “A bunch of weird people,” she answered. By the time I reached eighth grade, three years later, the school board had banned the book, which they called scandalous. … Read more

Ladee Hubbard: On Interconnecting Individual Stories

Lady Hubbard is the author of The Rib King and The Talented Ribbkins, which received the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, The Times Literary Supplement, Copper Nickel and Callaloo. Hubbard is a recipient of a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, … Read more

2022 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Guidelines

Last year, I had the pleasure of hosting my first Flash Fiction Challenge! I first encountered the form during my MFA, and fell in love with how concise and lively short stories can be. We had so many participants last year that we decided to repeat the challenge again this year! (What is flash fiction?) … Read more