Read new fiction from Mark Haskell Smith & Mary Otis in the debut edition of the LA Review of Books inaugural fiction issue.
Amy Yergen reads a new story -- "Nell" -- part of her new mini-collection, Saltwater, on SoundCloud.
One of the unique aspects of the UCR Palm Desert Low Residency MFA is the number of professional writers who we count among our ranks...as students. Like crime writer Stephen Jay Schwartz, for instance, who is featured in this great new interview:
If you're in the greater Houston area, grab all of your friends, family, and neighbors and head out to the Cullen Auditorium at the University of Houston-Downtown on February 11th to see esteemed alum Athena Lark read from her debut novel, Avenue of Palms. Read all about it.
Mary Yukari Waters has a beautiful new essay in the latest edition of the Rumpus: Once, I worked for a large international accounting firm. I had a good resume filled with the right internships, the right client assignments. Contrary to popular perception, the job was stimulating and interesting; I got to work with a lot of smart people. But [...]
Buzzfeed names Stephen Graham Jones' upcoming novel Not For Nothing one of their 15 most anticipated books for 2014: There isn’t a genre that Stephen Graham Jones can’t handle — horror, crime, fantasy, science fiction, literary, Westerns — you name it. Not for Nothing is set in Stanton, Texas, and features a disgraced homicide detective down on his luck. If it’s half [...]
Gina Frangello's new novel A Life in Men has only been out few two days and it's already picking up rave reviews, like this one from Kirkus: Frangello’s ambitious second novel travels the world—to Kenya, London and beyond—searching for the kind of experiences that will validate two short lives.In the late 1980s, college sophomores Nix and Mary leave Ohio to [...]
If there's one thing writers should love, it's a deadline. It means they're working. And getting paid, no less. After all, Billy Wilder needed to write the iconic scene depicted above from The Seven Year Itch (and memorialized in downtown Palm Springs) before it could come to life on the screen. Which brings us to today, the application deadline for our [...]