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Until It Isn’t: An Interview with Antonya Nelson

Antonya Nelson’s eleventh book, Funny Once, was published this past May by Bloomsbury. The collection includes the story “Winter in Yalta,” which appears in the most recent issue of American Short Fiction. Over a slew of emails, she took some time to talk to me, among other things, about the origins of her love of reading, obsessive fascinations, and the difference between therapy and writing fiction. [...]

funny once - antonya nelsonFeature

Until It Isn’t: An Interview with Antonya Nelson

Antonya Nelson’s eleventh book, Funny Once, was published this past May by Bloomsbury. The collection includes the story “Winter in Yalta,” which appears in the most recent issue of American Short Fiction. Over a slew of emails, she took some time to talk to me, among other things, about the origins of her love of reading, obsessive fascinations, and the difference between therapy and writing fiction. [...]

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Inside the Issue: Rob Roensch reads from “The Zoo and the World”

“The Zoo and the World,” Rob Roensch’s story in the Spring 2014 issue of American Short Fiction, is narrated by a man who has come to rely on his own exceptional competence, but finds himself suddenly out of his element. A rare animal trader, he has learned to value life as both a momentary, beautiful apparition […]

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Online Fiction Interview: Alison McCabe

Alison McCabe’s “Heirloom” deftly trades in contrasts. Over the course of  a few hundred words, the diction evolves from the colloquial to the lyrical, and the strangest of details—a cat toy mistaken for a rodent, a son-in-law’s name long forgotten—are also the story’s most humorous. We recently emailed McCabe to ask about her work […]

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Deadline Extended: ASF Short Story Contest

We are pleased to announce that the ASF Short Story Contest deadline has been extended to June 15th. This year we are honored to have Amy Hempel as our guest judge. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in our Fall issue. One runner-up will receive $500 and all entries will be considered for publication. We look forward to reading your work. (Note: Original deadline was June 1st.)

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