Poetry

Editor’s Blog: AWP 2016 – Los Angeles, CA

29 April 2016 on Poetry

I hate flying. Actually, it’s not the flying so much as the routine that I’ve stuck with ever since I first started travelling: I pack the day I fly. This...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Mira Ptacin

22 April 2016 on The Writer's Hot Seat

  Interview by Holland Prior Not too far from our hallowed University of New Hampshire halls you will find Mira Ptacin, a creative nonfiction writer who lives off the coast...

Poetry

“Zion” by Travis Truax

15 April 2016 on Poetry

  The tall reeds along the river are as tough as an old Ute’s wisdom. This world ends in sand, they say. The canyon walls guide the pooling stars. Talkative...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Rebecca Makkai

01 April 2016 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Carter Foster Rebecca Makkai is the author of three books. Her first novel, The Borrower, follows a young librarian's journey across the country with a boy who has...

Poetry

“INDIANA PROBLEM (THREE STEAKS)” By Julia Story

25 March 2016 on Poetry

The babysitter came with a suitcase full of crap we liked: old clothes, naked Barbies with limbs scratched by some unknown girl. We ate TV dinners; mine rubber corn, burnt...

Poetry

“As I Read About Japan” by Michael Mingo

11 March 2016 on Poetry

The wind blows the pages from under my thumb, one way then another. I'm learning about the occupation, that malaise that hangs heavy over their cities like helicopters, black as...

Storystorm

Storystorm: From the Poetry Desk…

04 March 2016 on Blog, Storystorm

Earlier this week, Barnstorm Fiction and CNF both wrote insightful blogs on what it is they look for when selecting a piece of writing for publication. As editors for Barnstorm...

Storystorm

Storystorm: From the Fiction Desk…

03 March 2016 on Blog, Storystorm

Recently, Barnstorm CNF produced a thoughtful piece on what they look for in a chosen submission. We from the Fiction front would like to continue the trend. As writers ourselves,...

Storystorm

Storystorm: From the Nonfiction Desk…

02 March 2016 on Blog, Storystorm

If you’ve ever watched a reality TV competition, you’ll understand the premise of The Great British Baking Show (this editor’s personal favorite!). Each week, the bakers tackle a new challenge—breads,...

Fiction

“Gloam” by Michael Benedict

26 February 2016 on Fiction

Now a few miles west of Ellensburg, left foot tapping a nervous beat, right foot heavy on the accelerator and burning past pastures, stands of trees, abandoned barns and motor...

Nonfiction

“A Perfect Replica of Itself” by Kaylen Mallard

19 February 2016 on Nonfiction

I don’t think about the eggs breaking until our third stop where we order kombucha on tap. JG is not concerned about the eggs. He shifts the oversized, grey tote...

Poetry

“One Hundred and Fiftieth Shiloh” by M. A. Schaffner

05 February 2016 on Poetry

Festival ended, driving home we think the eggs were farby reproductions but apples showed a realistic size. Non-smoking rooms available. Been there, done that, got the steamboat ticket: West Tennessee...

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