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2020 Nominations

  Each year we are privileged to be able to nominate work for anthologies and awards including Best of the Net, Best Microfiction, Best Small Fictions, the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers (Best Debut Short Stories), and…

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New Books: July 2020

  Welcome to the July 2020 edition of new fiction we can’t wait to read!   Aimee Bender, The Butterfly Lampshade “By the end, the book reveals itself as a meditation on memory, identity, and the sometimes-uncanny relationship between living beings…

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New Books: June 2020

  The June 2020 edition of new fiction we can’t wait to read!   Carlos Manuel Álvarez, The Fallen (translated by Frank Wynne) “A dreamlike yet insightful novel of a family and a country decaying from the inside….The reader is pulled…

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New Books: May 2020

  Topping our TBRs—new fiction for May, 2020!   Dima Alzayat, Alligator & Other Stories “Alzayat’s slim, powerful debut collection showcases the author’s deep empathy and imagination in stories about grief, assimilation, and trauma… This intelligent collection is a force to…

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New Books: April 2020

  Here are the books we are most looking forward to reading this month!   Julia Alvarez, Afterlife “Alvarez’s prose is magnetic as she delves into the intricacies of sisterhood, immigration, and grief, once again proving her mastery as a…

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New Books: March 2020

Here are the new releases we are most looking forward to this month, including several by CRAFT contributors!   Leesa Cross-Smith, So We Can Glow: Stories “Leesa Cross-Smith is such a beguiling writer and her skills are on full display in So We Can…

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Celebrating SANTA FE NOIR

The following is excerpted from “The Sandbox Story,” by Candace Walsh, included in the anthology Santa Fe Noir, ed. Ariel Gore. Used with permission of the author and Akashic Books.   I work at home, but my office has its…

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