—Juania Sueños' translator's note for Eduardo Antonio Parra's short story, "The Carrying"
“A day will come, when, in the eye of the law, literary property will be as sacred as whiskey, or any other of the necessaries of life.” — Mark Twain Bubbling to the surface on New Year’s Eve 2019 was the nostalgic promise of a second wave of the Roaring Twenties, a decade defined by […]
Nick and I met in December of 2014 at a holiday party in Lawrence, Kansas. I had just graduated from university and my immediate mission was finding a source of income while keeping my hopes alive of becoming a writer. In the beginning of our collaboration and friendship, we both found common ground in that […]
What’s the difference, if there are any, between a war and a pandemic? Both are fatal, both allow fear to fester in our bodies, and both prevent us from carrying on with our lives until we somehow get used to it. I’ve experienced both, no break in between to heal the wounds of the war, now with constant fear of illness residing in my body.
“I’ve been writing 24/7 for the last 5 years in various academic programs. It’s a total change of pace to focus on myself, my life, my people, and my joy outside of the production and validation of publishing and writing. My project is me!”
“I feel very lucky to be a new writer in a time where there are so many great examples of queer writing. I don’t think it really affects what I do or don’t want to write about. What drives me is confusion and the want to understand. Luckily I’m confused by lots of things, so there’s lots of material!”
Melissa Febos’ Girlhood weaves together autobiographical essays, interviews, Greek mythology, and media research to form an intricate tapestry of personal experiences that reflect a greater societal impact. Febos relentlessly interrogates the various truths of growing up in a society that prioritizes the feelings, opinions, and power of men at girls’ expense.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s upbringing in the fabled American West has proven to be the perfect canvas for her writing, and this is especially evident in her acclaimed short story collection, Sabrina & Corina, named a finalist for the L.D. and LaVerne Harrell Clark Fiction Prize.