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Life After Lit Mag: Interview with former Bartleby Snopes Editor Nathaniel Tower

What is the best indie lit mag? If you said Bartleby Snopes for the past 6 years, few would object. From its humble beginnings in 2010, editor Nathaniel Tower built a new kind of journal that responded quickly, interacted personally, and gave voice to a new breed of writing outside of the literary mainstream. But […]

New Twist on an Old Genre – Mike McClelland’s “Gay Zoo Day”

Gay Zoo Day: Tales of Seeking and Discovery. By Mike McClelland, Beautiful Dreamer Press, 2017. It must be said that Mike McClelland’s debut novel “Gay Zoo Day” features some more “typical” literary fiction. In the opening story, a protagonist settles down in South Africa for a summer, and takes in the baggage of that country’s […]

In Search of Chuck Strangward, and the Best Flash Fiction Story You’ve Never Read

By Jason Peck My favorite work of flash fiction comes from a former postal worker in Georgia that no one’s heard of, who skipped his MFA and has more online writing credits regarding agricultural than he does for his fiction. Chuck Strangward is not famous, but not in the sense that we should be ashamed […]

Review: Flashcuts Out of Chaos by Charles W. Brice – “Stretching for Earnestness”

Mike Good Reviews Flashcuts Out of Chaos, the first full-length collection by Pittsburgh-poet Charles W. Brice. “Entering Charles W. Brice’s first full-length poetry collection, Flashcuts Out of Chaos, is entering a tumultuous emotional landscape of Catholic school, domestic strife, and societal upheaval…”