Stephen Eoannou: On Rust Belt Influences

Stephen Eoannou won the fiction award in the 2013 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Award Program for his short story collection Muscle Cars, which has central themes of “loss, leaving, and of economic realities hitting home.” Growing up in Buffalo, NY, in the 1970s...

Q & A with Jeff Fearnside: Omnivorous with Inspiration

Jeff Fearnside is interested in almost everything and works in many genres. Glad he can live vicariously through research and character development, he allows pieces to determine their own form, whether poetry, short fiction, long fiction, or essay. An avid teacher...

Charlotte Gullick: Speaking for the Forgotten

Charlotte Gullick is inspired “by the stories of people who don’t often see themselves reflected in the dominant culture,” she says. “For me, this often means rural folks.” More than one reviewer has aligned Gullick’s work with Steinbeck’s in terms of her...

Profile: Grand Prize Winner A.A. Balaskovits

By Anne Pinkerton A.A. Balaskovits is the Grand Prize winner of SFWP’s 2015 Literary Awards Program for her book of stories Magic for Unlucky Girls, a collection that consists largely of re-imaginings of fairy tales, “though one is a retelling of Superman and one the...

Profile: Second Runner-Up Lisa Reisman

By Lisa Marie Werhan Higher education? Check. Professional law career? Been there, done that. Successful career change? Piece of cake. Marathon? No problem. Published memoirist? Yes, Lisa Reisman has achieved that, too. Her personal and professional resumes speak...