Nellie Downer’s story checks every box on the list of attributes guest judge Bryan Washington appreciates in short fiction: “stories with distinct voices, a keen sense of place, and a palpable intimacy.”
While the frontier Texas subgenre has its limitations, Elizabeth Crook’s new novel is an enduring adventure tale.
The winner of our 2017 short story contest "contends with the fears and obsessions of modern life without being frantic."
In Randall G. Arnold’s “A Thunder Note in an Angry Sky,” utility poles are disappearing in West Texas and a lineman must track them down.
Kim Henderson says her story "Malena" was inspired by the news that her New Mexico hometown was the fastest-shrinking city in the country.
Brian Carr’s debut novel is a fast-paced summer read that doesn’t fully deliver on its dystopian premise.
Sci-fi has a long tradition of talking about power, dystopian politics and authoritarianism — and it’s never been more necessary.