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Review: Get a Grip by Kathy Flann

Review: Get a Grip by Kathy Flann

The rawest emotional nerves are the ones oriented towards our family members, and Get a Grip crackles with the complications and conflicts of blood

Q&A with Martha Miller

Q&A with Martha Miller

Her fourth mystery novel, Widow, was published last November by Bold Strokes Books.

Egg Heaven, Stories, by Robin Parks

Egg Heaven, Stories, by Robin Parks

All the characters in this collection represent the basic needs of the human heart and the ways we struggle to fill those needs.

Three Raymond Carver Contest Alums Go to Iowa

Three Raymond Carver Contest Alums Go to Iowa

Hannah Horvath, Lena Dunham’s character on the HBO series Girls, isn’t the only one who has gotten accepted to the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshops. 

"The Ways You Are Gone" by Kami Westhoff

"The Ways You Are Gone" by Kami Westhoff

Jack constantly imagines what could have happened to Madeleine: dead and buried, dismembered and frozen in pieces, alive but tortured by kidnappers, alive and well. 

Q&A with Rees Literary Agency & Folio Literary Management

Q&A with Rees Literary Agency & Folio Literary Management

We recently spoke with Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency and Erin Harris of Folio Literary Management.

"It Was So Long Ago" by Amber Krieger

"It Was So Long Ago" by Amber Krieger

Knowing you had killed a man, even by accident, how would you live with yourself?

Q&A with Susan Finch

Q&A with Susan Finch

After placing 3rd in the 2011 Raymond Carver Contest, Finch secured a faculty position at Belmont University.

Q&A with Maire Cooney

Q&A with Maire Cooney

Winning the 2010 Carver Contest led her to expand her prizewinning story “The White Rabbit” into novel form.

Q&A with Mark Farrington

Q&A with Mark Farrington

He wasn't sure if "Motherlove" would work as a standalone story, and then it won Editor's Choice in the 2011 Raymond Carver Contest.

"Mourning the Departed" by L. Annette Binder

"Mourning the Departed" by L. Annette Binder

He’s what you might call a “professional funeral attendee.”

Q&A with Rick Attig

Q&A with Rick Attig

He was a newspaper journalist for 25 years before turning to fiction and winning Honorable Mention in the 2011 Raymond Carver Contest.

Q&A with Leesa Cross-Smith

Q&A with Leesa Cross-Smith

Winning the Editor's Choice award in the 2011 Raymond Carver Contest made her finally feel like a "real writer."

Announcing the 2013 Raymond Carver Contest Guest Judge

Announcing the 2013 Raymond Carver Contest Guest Judge

Christopher Castellani will select the top three prizewinners for the 2013 Raymond Carver Contest.

"Cooling" by Julie Eill

"Cooling" by Julie Eill

Michael is a juvenile delinquent arrested for a “ritualistic murder” of a deer at a wildlife sanctuary (a gory scene that burns in your mind).

Q&A with Marc Nieson

Q&A with Marc Nieson

After winning the 2008 Raymond Carver Contest, Nieson got to work on a new novel, Houdini's Heirs.

Cover Unveil: Fall 2012

Cover Unveil: Fall 2012

See the cover to our first Premium Edition, a twist on an iconic image of Raymond Carver.

"Unpracticed Altitudes" by Shaun Hamill

"Unpracticed Altitudes" by Shaun Hamill

A lonely landlord connects with one of his quirky tenants as they build a rooftop trampoline.

Story Spotlight: "Used to Be" by Elizabeth Baines

Story Spotlight: "Used to Be" by Elizabeth Baines

The 3rd place winner in the 2008 Raymond Carver Contest demonstrates fine metafiction techniques.