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Volume 35.2 Now Available!

2017 Prize Winners

We are proud to announce the winners and honorable mentions of our 2017 contests! Their work will appear in the Spring 2018 issue.

Gearhart Poetry Prize


Jed Myers, “The Truth Takes Lunch”

Honorable Mention:

Christopher … read more here

Congrats to our June Writer’s Regimen Winner!


At the end of every month-long Writer’s Regimen, participants are invited to submit up to three of their best regimen-inspired pieces for a chance at publication in SER Online. It was difficult for our editorial staff to narrow down the submissions we received following February’s Writer’s Regimen! We’re pleased to congratulate Alexandra Brenner on her winning piece, “Peculiar Vessels.”

You can read Alexandra Brenner’s winning piece here!

Podcast: Bob Shacochis

Bob Shacochis’s first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands, won the National Book Award for First Fiction, and his second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Immaculate Invasion, a work of literary reportage that was a finalist for the New Yorker Literary Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year. The Woman Who Lost Her Soul won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, was a Best Book of the Year in ten major publications and on NPR, and was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Listen to Bob Shacochis read at The Warehouse in Tallahassee, FL here.

Book Review: Anuk Arudpragasam’s The Story of a Brief Marriage

“James Baldwin’s short story “Going to Meet the Man” chronicles a lynching but begins and ends with a white cop trying to make love to his wife. So many stories about victimhood wrestle with the problem of a narrative sequence where only awful things can happen to the characters because they inhabit a bleak place, due to war, poverty, or fate. In Baldwin’s story…”

Read the full review here.