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“Details” by Mary Higbee

13 December 2019 on Nonfiction

 “What do you mean illegal?” I ask. The only sound is the metallic ring of the spoon on the china cup as my dad stirs sugar into his coffee. It takes...

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“Emboli” by Jennifer Phipps

15 November 2019 on Nonfiction

Last weekend you wore long, loose shorts. Your workout clothes— billowing, breathable black t-shirt and those silky, baggy shorts—obstructed my view. I’d wanted to see your legs. But when I...

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“Aubergine” by Cara Lynn Albert

11 October 2019 on Blog, Nonfiction

“His name is Eggplant,” said John as we examined his dying fish inside the large aquarium in the middle of his living room. This was before we started dry humping...

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The Deadline Dilemma

10 October 2019 on Nonfiction, Storystorm

I work best on a deadline. When I’m feeling charitable, I tell myself it’s the journalist in me. Years of working under pressure, all those late nights in the newsroom....

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“Crushes” by April Vazquez

03 May 2019 on Nonfiction

How old were you when you had your first crush? you ask me out of the blue as I lean over the table, clearing the supper dishes. We’re alone, your...

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Being Around People Who Get It

19 April 2019 on Blog, Nonfiction, Storystorm

En route to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, I ran into a writer at the airport who I knew from my past life as a newspaper reporter....

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“Missing in Action” by S.C. Beckner

29 March 2019 on Nonfiction

It was somewhere in the mountains of Afghanistan that I was no longer “Mom,” but now “Momma.” At some point while Joshua was carrying ninety plus pounds of radio gear...

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“This Ragged Cat is Not My Heart” by Charlotte Gullick

22 February 2019 on Nonfiction

Banjo, the cat, looks rough. Thinner. No, too thin. Maroon inner eye sockets that take up more space each day. I hold him while I look at his litter mate,...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Keith O’Brien

22 February 2019 on Blog, Nonfiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

Keith O’Brien’s bestselling 2018 release, Fly Girls, received rave reviews from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Publisher’s Weekly, among many others, and was listed as...

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What Do We Look For in Nonfiction Submissions?

01 February 2019 on Nonfiction, Storystorm

We don’t read creative nonfiction just to be informed — we also want to be moved. All our readers have wonderfully distinct perspectives, and all are moved by different elements...

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“Objects and Bones” by Maggie Montague

14 December 2018 on Nonfiction

By the time our bags were packed and our dogs hoisted into the van, ash had started to fall around us. The gray flecks covering the green grass were the...

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“Leaning Into the Rocks” by Pamela Galbreath

16 November 2018 on Nonfiction

Comets. Powerful, turbulent. Looming, in chilling silence. It is difficult to think of them as ice and gas. Easier for me to think of them as massive rocks set ablaze...

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