Tag Archives: fiction

Class Update and Literistic Plug

Happy Friday, writers! Today’s blog post is a short one, but it features information about the upcoming writing course plus a plug for Literistic. This winter’s class offering, One-on-One Creative Writing Instruction (Fiction), is filling up, and I’ve started sending out class contracts for the session. Only a few spots remain, so if you want to hunker down and work on a story during the winter months, get in touch soon!… Read Article →


Just two days ago, CutBank was the featured Market of the Day on Duotrope’s Facebook page. If you’re a Montanan, you may have already heard of CutBank, the literary magazine founded by the University of Montana’s Creative Writing Program. For more than forty years, the magazine has published outstanding fiction, non-fiction, and poetry by regional and international authors, including Louise Erdrich, Seamus Heaney, and many more. As a Montana-based writing… Read Article →

Author Spotlight: George Saunders

My friend, Sarah, introduced me to George Saunders’ fiction. Sarah and I were in graduate school together, and one afternoon, she appeared at my Norwich flat with a copy of Pastoralia. I read the collection of short stories twice in one sitting. Then, I dashed to the first person I could find – my then boyfriend – and shoved the book in his face. “You must read this,” I said to him. “My god, Saunders… Read Article →