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2018 Nominations

The CRAFT team of readers and editors is so delighted to share our 2018 nominations with you! For the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers: “Watershed” by Jack Noland The PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging…

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Interview: Jaclyn Gilbert

CRAFT: In the Acknowledgments, you indicate that Late Air, your debut novel, grew out of a short story. Can you talk a little bit about that process? How did you know that this short story would be able to be…

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Interview: Jaclyn Gilbert Part II

CRAFT: The way you move between backstory and the present moment is seamless, showing the reader how much the characters live in the past in their minds. Did you run into balance issues as you were writing, wanting to stay…

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Interview: Jaclyn Gilbert Part I

CRAFT: In the Acknowledgments, you indicate that Late Air, your debut novel, grew out of a short story. Can you talk a little bit about that process? How did you know that this short story would be able to be…

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New Books: November 2018

Here’s a quick look at some of the great fiction out this November. Happy pub day to all! What a great month for us readers…   Laura Adamczyk, Hardly Children: Stories “In Hardly Children, characters make bad but not irredeemable choices,…

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New Books: October 23 Week

Here’s a quick look at some of the great fiction out this week. Happy pub day to all!   Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black “This book is dark and captivating and essential. This book is a call to arms and…

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New Books: October 8 Week

Here’s a quick look at some of the great fiction out this week. Happy pub day to all!   Camille Acker, Training School for Negro Girls “The lives of the girls and women featured in these stories are rendered with…

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A Closer Look: WARNINGS FROM THE FUTURE

Warnings From the Future is a debut collection of ten short stories by Ethan Chatagnier, published by Acre Books. Chatagnier is clearly interested in playing with form in his work, and a number of these stories allow the form and…

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New books: week of September 24

Here’s a quick look at some of the great books out this week. Happy pub day to all!   Elliot Ackerman, Waiting for Eden Knopf From Kirkus Reviews: “Wounded terribly in Iraq three years ago, a soldier awaits his death…

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