Gifts by Joe Mills

“Why do we remember the past but not the future?” – Stephen Hawking It’s the children’s bed-time, a transition period that is almost always difficult in our house. To stop myself from nagging the kids or getting pulled into yet another argument, I take myself away and sit at the piano. In the future, when… More Gifts by Joe Mills

Big Prizes, a Bicycling Librarian, & More: Weekly Lit News Round-Up by Laurel Dowswell

Shortlist for 2016 Nigerian Prize for Literature Announced The selection of the eleven novelists competing for the 2016 Nigerian Prize for Literature has been released. There is a strong presence of female writers on the list, including Chika Unigwe, the 2012 winner, and Ogochukwu Promise, a previous two-time nominee. Congrats and good luck to all… More Big Prizes, a Bicycling Librarian, & More: Weekly Lit News Round-Up by Laurel Dowswell

I’m Not Supposed to Be Here and Neither Are You by Len Kuntz

REVIEWED BY SANDY EBNER I’m Not Supposed to Be Here and Neither Are You by Len Kuntz | Unknown Press, 2016| ISBN: 978-0-996352-69-7 | 191 pages Len Kuntz’s new story collection I’m Not Supposed to Be Here and Neither Are You is filled with great writing, but more than that it’s filled with unexpected writing, and at… More I’m Not Supposed to Be Here and Neither Are You by Len Kuntz

Robots and Young Writers: Your Latest Lit News by Emily Ramser

As always, interesting things are happening in the writing world. First off, there are robots writing. Instead of writing novels, though, they’re writing sports articles. A Machine is Writing Articles for the Sports Pages The Associated Press is using a writing algorithm from Automated Insights and data from MLBAM (the baseball league’s official statistician) to… More Robots and Young Writers: Your Latest Lit News by Emily Ramser

The Only Girl in the Known Universe by Siân Griffiths

“From the moment Princess Leia appeared on screen, my friends and I loved every inch of her, from her flowing dress to her elaborate side buns. We wanted to inhabit her skin, to take on her confidence and resolve. We knew immediately Leia was no ordinary princess, no demure damsel in distress. A child herself, surrounded by danger on every side, she antagonized her captors with a fierce and unflinching wit: “Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader’s leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.” Yes, we cheered. You tell it, girl. Stick it to the man.”… More The Only Girl in the Known Universe by Siân Griffiths

Lavinia Ludlow and Curtis Smith in Conversation

Lavinia Ludlow is the author of two novels, alt.punk (2011) and Single Stroke Seven (2016). Both titles explore the successes, failures, and eccentric lives of independent writers and musicians in Northern California. She currently divides time between San Francisco and London. Her portfolio and small press reviews can be found here. Curtis Smith is the… More Lavinia Ludlow and Curtis Smith in Conversation