“Ferranti and Sivori,” a dark and musical telling, appears in our new Spring issue. Author James Gallant agreed to share more about the story and his writing with our readers.   LS: What inspired “Ferranti and Sivori”? JG: When I wrote that story and eight others about guitarists, I had been studying the history of the classical […]

Angela Morales’ work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Best American Essays 2013, The Southern Review, The Harvard Review, and Hobart.  Currently, she is working on a collection of autobiographical essays. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated essay “Bloodyfeathers, R.I.P.” appears in our Fall/Winter 2014 issue with a special focus on Skin coming soon!   Anna Schachner: “Bloodyfeathers, R.I.P.” […]

We’re reading submissions for our Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, and we asked last year’s winners, Jeremy Collins and Alexander Weinstein, to share a few words of advice with prospective entrants. Winningly, they agreed.   Jeremy Collins, Prize for Nonfiction Winner: I almost deleted the message. My thumb hovered over the delete button. […]

Alexander Weinstein is director of the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. His fiction and translations have appeared in Cream City Review, Notre Dame Review, Pleiades, PRISM International, Rio Grande Review, Quarter after Eight, Salamander, Sou’Wester, World Literature Today, and other journals. His fiction has been awarded The Gail Crump Prize (Pleiades), has been nominated […]

Nick Francis Potter is a multimedia artist and writer from Salt Lake City, Utah. His work has been featured in Black Warrior Review, Sleepingfish, Caketrain, Fairy Tale Review, The Collagist, and Devil’s Lake, among others. He currently lives in Missouri with his wife and two kids and blogs his drawings at nickfrancispotter.tumblr.com. Potter’s entertaining and […]

  Amina Gautier is the winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for her short story collection At-Risk. More than seventy-five of her stories have been published, appearing in Best African American Fiction, The Chattahoochee Review, Glimmer Train, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review, and Southern Review, among other places. Her stories […]

Mary Morrissy is the author of two novels, Mother of Pearl and The Pretender, and a collection of short stories, A Lazy Eye. Mother of Pearl was shortlisted for the Whitbread (now Costa) Award; The Pretender was nominated for the Dublin IMPAC Award. She was a recipient of a prestigious Lannan Foundation Award and her short […]