Author: ehoover

2013 Contest

On your marks. Our 2013 Contest Season has now begun! World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest In 1986, Jerome Stern, the then-director of Florida State University’s Creative Writing Program and renowned author of Making Shapely Fiction among other books, founded this contest to celebrate what he called “micro fiction” (submissions at that time were required to be under 250 words, and the winner…

Kathryn Nuernberger

Interviewed by Jen Schomburg Kanke Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of Rag & Bone, which won the 2010 Elixir Press Prize. She is an associate professor of English at University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as Poetry Editor for Pleiades. New poems have recently appeared in West Branch, 32 Poems, Nimrod, and on Versedaily.com.

Review: Kings of the F**king Sea / Dan Boehl & Jonathan Marshall

Poetry by Dan Boehl, art by Jonathan Marshall. Kings of the F**king Sea. Birds, LLC. 2011. Reviewed by David Moody On a shelf, Kings of the F**king Sea by Dan Boehl looks like many other poetry books. Thin and softbound, its shape cries “Poems! A poem collection! Loosely bound by theme, maybe a voice!” Yet Kings is not a mere collection. It is an avant-garde…

Review: Nostalgia for the Criminal Past / Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter. Nostalgia for the Criminal Past. Elixir Press. 2011. Reviewed by April Manteris From the opening, title poem in her debut collection, Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, Kathleen Winter seems to revel in the past, for a time when “Like the children, we were naked,” longing for the kind of innocence wherein “We let our hair grow wild, we never paid taxes,” and we drowned in…

Review: Madame X / Darcie Dennigan

Darcie Dennigan. Madame X. Canarium Books, 2012. Reviewed by Anna Claire Hodge Darcie Dennigan’s poems are all over the place, or rather, all over the page. In just flipping through Madame X, one might be daunted by the flurry of form, the constant ebb and flow of lines from page-long blocks of text divided only by ellipses, or mid-length lines surrounded by white space.…

Review: Windeye / Brian Evenson

Brian Evenson. Windeye. Coffee House Press, 2012. Reviewed by Micah Dean Hicks Brian Evenson’s latest collection, Windeye, is a book that will ruin you. Between stories, you’ll get up to lock the door, look out your window, stare into dark corners. At the end of the collection, you’ll be dizzy, coughing, paranoid. You’ll be sure that you are “dim, lost, and, though with us,…

SEROnline, Fall 2012

A.V. Phibes is a mostly self-taught illustrator/cartoonist based in Brooklyn, who has been working professionally for the past 12 years. Phibes has illustrated for books, plays, events, catalogs, websites, party clowns, and fire-eaters. Phibes’ artwork has been shown at Trinity Gallery in Philadelphia, Blue Ruin Gallery in Pittsburgh, and Seattle Erotic Art Festival, among others. Our 2013 Contest deadlines have…

Bonnie Armstrong

Summer 2012 Writing Regimen Contest Winner At the end of every month-long writing regimen, participants are invited to submit up to three of their best regimen-inspired pieces for a chance at publication in SEROnline. After sifting through the varied and truly wonderful submissions from this summer’s run, we managed to select just one prose piece to display. We are proud to…

Review: Wild / Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Knopf. 2012. Reviewed by Paul Haney Cheryl Strayed’s new memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, is about a 26-year-old woman coming to terms with the hardships of her life by retreating for two months to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. This retreat, however, is no…

Justin Torres

Interviewed by David Naimon When a new voice arrives on the scene you just know it. Even if at first you don’t know what makes it so. The thrill of discovery begins with the disorientation of the unexpected—the rules unclear, the syntax a cipher, the usual tropes nowhere to orient you. The most elastic of forms—the novel—is tugged at, stretched, twisted and twirled, reshaping itself to…