from Amy Lee Lillard

April 30, 2018

Bracken literary magazine opens up for submissions again on May 6, and I've been invited along as the new Fiction Editor. 

Read this amazing intro EIC Alina Rios gave me, and send in your own stories starting May 6!

April 26, 2018

Epiphany Magazine, along with judges Alexander Chee, Hannah Tinti, and Tracy O'Neill, chose their Breakout 8 Writers. AND I'M ON THE LIST. 

My story, "Wolf Like Me," will be published in the Spring issue of Epiphany.

Read all about this contest, and pre-order the issue, ...

April 25, 2018

The sun exists, so Spotify shows my mix of unnatural optimism and natural dourness. Walk outside to this, or cower inside because you haven't yet bought your 100-SPF sunscreen like me... 

April 3, 2018

I'm late to the short story party, and even later to flash. For some reason I always associated story length with quality and depth. This is not the last time I'll be proven a real dum-dum. 

Some excellent sources of flash fiction I've been reading lately: 


March 17, 2018

This soundtrack, and the other score this duo have done for "Gone Girl" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," are the perfect accompaniment to writing. No words to infect your brain, but mood and sinister mystery aplenty. Go forth, and write weird. 

March 17, 2018

Fear not, friends. I am not recommending a book about Florida. Instead, I'm recommending a book about a woman that gets into junior high teaching because of her thing for prepubescent boys. 

Short sell: Nutting creates a woman character you've probably never seen before...

March 16, 2018

Back in the fall, "Head Like a Hole" was named to the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize short list. The cool folks over at The Reader in Berlin pulled this list into a beautiful anthology that hit my mailbox today. I read the other stories, and I'm wowed - and a bit intimidate...

March 14, 2018

Write, rage, or run to this beaut. The Modern Lovers were heavily influenced by the Velvet Underground, and you can see it here, especially the methodical, continuing pulse of the song. 

March 12, 2018

Sure, it's an Amazon series. But forget that. Read this book. 

Short sell: It's hilarious, ballsy, and devastating. Kraus' writing style and craft is fascinating, and I'm already writing a bit different as a result.

Long sell: I go deeper in an essay focused on the novel...

March 11, 2018

Seriously. I'm getting back into running after injury and corrective training, and this gets me started every time. 

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