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On Kim Magowan’s ‘How Far I’ve Come’ from Al Kratz

Flash Fiction and short fiction readers should love Kim Magowan’s newest collection How Far I’ve Come from Gold Wake Press. (And if you haven’t already, you should also check out her previous books: Undoing which won the Moon City Short Fiction Award, and the novel The Light Source published by 7.13 Books.) How Far I’ve…

The Patricia Q. Bidar Interview of April Bradley

Flash Monster April Bradley is a Durham, North Carolina-based writer, sailor, and feminist. Her fiction and essays appear or are forthcoming in CRAFT, CHEAP POP, JMWW, New Flash Fiction Review, and Smokelong Quarterly, among others. April’s work has been honored by residency support from Vermont Studio Center and Rivendell Writer’s Colony. She serves as an associate fiction editor…

The Lucien Desar Interview of Patricia Q. Bidar

What is your earliest memory as a writer?  A series of memories, really. I was a kid who was overlooked at home, and was always seeking approval from other adults. I wanted so much for my teachers to love me. I think back to being a child after class, leaving behind stories and poems on…

The Francine Witte Flash Monster Interview of Al Kratz

You are the Managing Editor of the New Flash Fiction Review. How has editing affected your writing routine and the way you write? I suspect my favorite effects of editing a journal on my writing are unknown. Like I can feel their presence but I can’t name or describe them. What I can say is…

Kim Magowan and Michelle Ross

I was happy to see two familiar names on the cover of the Spring issue of the Colorado Review, but it was a conjunction that really caught my eye. Kim Magowan and Michelle Ross.  And!!! When I got done reading Twenty-three Safety Manuals, a twenty-one-page short story gem, I wanted to know more. How did…

Francine Witte

Francine Witte’s poetry and fiction have appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, Mid-American Review, Passages North, and many others. Her latest books are Dressed All Wrong for This (Blue Light Press,) The Way of the Wind (AdHoc fiction,) and (The Theory of Flesh.) Her chapbook, The Cake, The Smoke, The Moon (flash fiction) will be published by ELJ September, 2021. She lives in NYC.…

Jim Kratz

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about what I would do with the anniversary of my dad’s death on February 28, 2020. I thought about re-publishing my non-fiction piece in Hobart about our week in the hospital and life leading up to it but that didn’t feel right. It’s got a great home at…

Leonora Desar

Leonora Desar is a fiction writer, failed poet, and advice columnist. Her first foray into the literary world was at age 16. She was hired—for ten dollars—to read her poetry at an East Village café. Though it remains the most she’s ever been paid for poetic work, the crowd was unenthused and talked over her.…

Taylor Byas

Taylor Byas is a Black poet and essayist. Originally from Chicago, she moved to Alabama for six years, where she received both her Bachelor’s degree in English and her Master’s degree in English (Creative Writing concentration) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Taylor currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where she is a second year…

Moisés R. Delgado

Moisés R. Delgado is a queer Latinx writer from the Midwest. His prose appears in or is forthcoming from The Pinch, Puerto del Sol, Passages North, Pidgeonholes, Homology Lit, and elsewhere. Moisés can often be found dancing on the moon. We’re happy to have got the chance to interview Moisés and to re-present writing of his from Passages North. One…