The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Lisa Olstein

10 November 2017 on Blog, Poetry, The Writer's Hot Seat

Lisa Olstein is the author of four poetry collections: Late Empire; Radio Crackling, Radio Gone, winner of the Hayden Carruth Award; Lost Alphabet, a Library Journal best book of the year selection; and Little Stranger, named a top...


“For C. D. Wright” by John Sibley Williams

27 October 2017 on Blog, Poetry

                          John Sibley Williams is the editor of two Northwest poetry anthologies and the author of nine collections,...


Forest, Meet Trees

27 October 2017 on Blog, Storystorm

As a writer, I feel like I am constantly working on multiple levels. I am deeply involved on a language level, working to create music, working to string together words...


Find Your Onion

13 October 2017 on Blog

Sometimes I will sit down with a great story in mind, a prefect conglomerate and arrangement of words to express an idea that’s been nagging at me. Sometimes I have...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Devin Murphy

06 October 2017 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Fiction Editor Kaely Horton Devin Murphy's debut novel, The Boat Runner, is out now with Harper Perennial/Harper Collins. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Bradley University. His fiction has...


From the Editor

29 September 2017 on Blog

Dear readers, Thank you for stopping by, and welcome to another great year at Barnstorm! Our staff is excited to bring you a year of excellent fiction, nonfiction, and poetry...


The Importance of Change: What Does Your Character Want?

10 May 2017 on Blog, Fiction

Last year, our fiction team brainstormed what Barnstorm looks for in a short story.  The outline included strong, specific writing and surprising plot points. Our strongest desire, however, was for...


What is a Writer?

03 May 2017 on Blog, Fiction

I have a hard time calling myself a writer. With my final semester at UNH moving full steam ahead and the first draft of my thesis turned into my adviser,...


AWP 2017: Embrace Your Caffeine Addiction

21 April 2017 on Storystorm

“If you go to just one amazing panel, the whole thing is worth it,” said one AWP veteran. “Don’t spend money at the book fair until the last day,” said...


AWP 2017: A Different Kind of Sanctuary

19 April 2017 on Storystorm

Networking, market research, readings, free swag, panel discussions, scotch breaks, maybe cats… My mind strayed as I filled up the balloons for the Barnstorm table—likely it was the lack of...


AWP 2017: Finding My Place in the Confusion

17 April 2017 on Storystorm

Walking into the convention center on my first full day at AWP, I immediately felt my body tense. I was there to meet editors, buy books, and attend as many...


An Interview with Jeremy John Parker: Book Design, Writing, Outlook Springs, and Life after the MFA

31 March 2017 on ArtStorm

Amy and I were thrilled to interview Jeremy John Parker, a UNH alum, fellow writer, and artist of many trades. Jeremy is a writer, book designer, and the Fiction Editor at Outlook Springs. His stories...

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