For ten weeks last spring, I drove my daughter Madeline down to Elmer, New Jersey, for Saturday morning art classes.
One Sunday a month I go to prison, the Federal Detention Center (FDC) located a few blocks north and west of Independence Hall.
7) Imagine a world in which death was not a form of absence, but
heightened, excruciating presence—
“The dead are massed beneath the earth. They penetrate it, and bind it
Allison’s winning story, “East of the Sierra,” forms one chapter of her novel, a current work-in-progress tentatively titled No Place in This World.
(1) Provisions for a journey into the unsaid: 1: anchor. 1: seal of the empire.
1: ink-blotter. 1: a california tiger lily
Letti gasped when she saw a realtor’s lockbox on the door to the townhouse. Would her key still work?
Welcome to our second annual awards issue, featuring our 2010 Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction winning story from Allison Alsup of New Orleans.
for Steve Powers
Body image is a complex, multi-layered issue and it touches nearly every American female alive today.
In the fiction workshops I lead for Philadelphia Stories, I have one rule for the writer when we’re going over his/her story; you can’t speak during your critique