For the first time, with thanks to Mindy Mastruserio for some great photographs (Aether Erebus Photography) and Glitterbox Theater, we’re able to share some images and audio from our ninth reading and celebration of our eighth issue of AHHR. We love bringing together Pittsburgh-based writers, folks we were able to publish in the review, and […]
Read the Fall 2017 Issue of the After Happy Hour Review! Featuring cover art by Patrick Landeck, Poetry by William Repass, James Croal Jackson, Talal Alyan, Stephen Massimilla, Fiction by Andrew Barrer and more!
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After Happy Hour review nominates six pieces for the 2018 Pushcart Prize
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 […]
After Happy Hour Review nominates fiction, nonfiction and poetry for Sundress’s 2017 Best of Net anthology.
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 […]
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 […]
Jason Peck interviews author Sherrie Flick about crafting and defining flash fiction.
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…”
Local spotlight on the Hemingway Summer Reading Series as it enters its 42nd year of excellence, offering a venue for some of Pittsburgh’s finest established and up and coming writers.
Scenes from the release party for Issue 7 of the After Happy Hour Review. Featured Readers included Robert Hartley, Bradley J. Fest, Celine Roberts, Daniel Parme, and Daniel Shapiro.
Open any issue of After Happy Hour Review; odds are you’ll stumble across at least one piece by Bill Wolak. For today’s From the Archives, Bill shares his thoughts – along with several never-before-published collages. AHHR: So tell us about your background. How did you get started as an artist? Bill Wolak: I started out […]