Adam Kotlarczyk’s fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His stories have appeared in such publications as The Tishman Review, The First Line, Alt Hist, Dual Coast Magazine, Dovetales Literary Journal, With Painted Words, and SQ Mag. Adam has written articles and produced scholarship for publications including The Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal and Notes on American Literature. He recently completed his first novel, a fantasy epic. Adam has a Ph.D. in English and teaches literature and writing at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a public residential high school near Chicago for gifted and talented students.
You can read more of Adam’s writing here:
“Prison Ghost Tours, Inc.” in With Painted Words
“The Super Sea Trade League Strike Force (TM)” in Cahoodaloodaling
“Outbreak” in SQ Mag
“Big Teacher” in The Tishman Review 2.2
Oshini by Grace Singh Smith
Sangfroid in Two Movements by Lee Kvern
How Poor People Decorate by LB Johnston
Vacancy by Keren Heenan
Boat People by Y.L. Fein
Make Your Mother Happy by billy lombardo
The Road to Leongatha by Alex Reece Abbott
Let Mythical Beasts Flourish by David Armstrong
Addition by Ksenia Lakovic
The Nebraska Hula by Kendall Klym
Somebody Else’s Christmas by Shayne Laughter
The Paring Knife by Brady Huggett
Cindy Jack and the Town Drunks by Markus Egeler Jones
Crocodile in the Elevator by Gail Schwartz
Such Sweet Thunder by David Norman
The Star Spiders by Douglas Thiele
We Began to Live by Jennifer Gravley
Drenched by Israela Margalit
The Easy One by John Maki
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest.
Randall’s flash fiction “What a Beautiful Dream” will be published in Best Small Fictions 2017, guest edited by Amy Hempel. “What a Beautiful Dream” appeared in the July 2016 issue of The Tishman Review.
Randall Brown is the author of Mad to Live, a collection that sold out in a month and was reprinted by PS Books as a Deluxe Edition. His work appears in Best Small Fictions 2015 and 2017, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, The Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction, and Grey House’s Critical Insights: American Short Story & Critical Insights: Flash Fiction. He has been published and anthologized widely, both online and in print, in places such as American Short Fiction, Mississippi Review, Cream City Review, Harpur Palate, and Chicago Quarterly Review. Also, he’s been a finalist or place-winner in a number of contests, including Tin House’s Master Plotto Contest, Alligator Juniper’s National Writing Contest, Press 53’s Flash Fiction Contest, and Glimmer Train’s Short Fiction Contest; and his writing has been nominated for O’Henry, Best of the Web, Million Writers, and over a dozen Pushcart awards. He is the founder and managing editor of FlashFiction.Net, Matter Press, and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. He received his MFA from Vermont College and now teaches in Rosemont College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, after a three-year stint as the program’s director.
Read More of Randall’s Work:
Oscar’s flash fiction “Tourista” will be published in Best Small Fictions 2017, guest edited by Amy Hempel. “Tourista” appeared in the October 2016 issue of The Tishman Review.
Oscar Mancinas is the proud son of Mexican immigrants. He obtained his MFA in fiction from Emerson College, and he’ll start his PhD in Transborder Studies at Arizona State University in the fall. You can find his fiction at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Cosmonauts Avenue, and, of course, The Tishman Review. His poetry can be found, or is forthcoming, in Blue Mesa Review and Hayden’s Ferry Review. He also contributes (semi-)regularly to latinosbelike.tumblr.com.
You can click here to read Lee’s fabulous story in The Tishman Review 1.2 : The Son of Summer and Eli .
Lee L. Krecklow is the author of The Expanse Between (2017, Winter Goose Publishing). He’s lived his whole life in the Milwaukee area, earning his bacehlor’s degree from UWM, where he focused on film studies, English and journalism. He was the winner of the 2016 storySouth Million Writers Award for his story The Son of Summer and Eli (The Tishman Review 1.2). Other recent work has been included in Eclectica, Oxford Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and Storycord.
When former writer and social recluse Thomas Stone witnesses through his window a violent fight between his neighbor and her boyfriend, the scene ignites memories that, years earlier, inspired his only celebrated novel. Revitalized, he writes what he witnessed and, for weeks after, watches his neighbor ceaselessly, secretly following her when she leaves her home, using her to inform his “fictional” character. But when contact with her is threatened, Thomas panics and begins pulling any strings he can to propel his story—his creation—toward a conclusion on his own terms.
“Krecklow delves deep into the issues of lust, morality, and the mirage of privacy in these
pages—his captivating characters are at once unsympathetic and unflinchingly human.”
-Sara Rauch, Editor, Cactus Heart Press
“Krecklow’s voice clamors for a truth, one which comes from the edges of near misses and modern relationships.” -Jim Warner, Host, Citizen Lit
About The Expanse Between
Release Date: May 9th, 2017
List Price: $13.99 Print / $5.99 eBook
Page Count: 245
Genre: Literary, Suspense, Noir
Formats: Paperback (6” x 9”), Kindle, Nook
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