We're a little behind this month, but don't worry -- we didn't forget all the amazing thing the FAM did in July! If you missed a poem, story, or essay, or a piece of good news, here's your chance to check it out. And don't forget to revisit our writers' work in the archives!
Obviously we're huge fans of Belinda Hermawan's work, and we're not the only ones. Her short story "Bound" -- part of our excellent July issue -- was recently featured as Longform Fiction's pick of the week. Here, she shares a super-cute duck and one thing you wouldn't otherwise know about "Bound":
"Although this is a work of fiction, the first
two lines are autobiographical in that a Chinese fortune teller actually did tell me this 'past life' tale to my teenage self. The reading was recorded on a ca...
We've reached the conclusion of Real World: Editors -- for this season, anyhow. But before we say goodbye, editors from a few great lit mags out there pick up where we left off and talk about rejection:
4. Why We Rejected Your Piece
Are there things that lead to an automatic rejection? What factors go into rejection that the average submitter might not consider?