Shorts, How Novel

We're not sure why short story collections don't get the same attention as their whore cousin, the novel, especially considering our ever-decreasing attention spans…

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You've Come a Long Way, Baby

The Rumpus, brainchild of local author Stephen Elliott, has always been a literary darling, publishing top-notch essays and interviews, incubating the Dear Sugar phenomenon,…

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And Then Came the Next Idea

With the Six-Word Memoir publishing juggernaut, Larry Smith of Smith Magazine discovered a lot of stories need only six words. Here’s ours: “Who’s farting…

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An Education on Education

The statistics are dire. Nearly one-third of U.S. high school students drop out. And less than one-third of eighth-graders are up to where they…

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An Education on Education

The statistics are dire. Nearly one-third of U.S. high school students drop out. And less than one-third of eighth-graders are up to where they…

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