In this month’s episode, podcast host Evan Senie interviews fiction editor Steven Schwartz and associate editor Esther Hayes. They discuss the components of compelling fiction, things that stand out to them when they read the submission queue, and the process by which a piece moves all the way to being accepted at Colorado Review. The episode features an excerpt from and discussion of Lori Ostlund’s story “Are You Happy,” published in the Summer 2019 issue of Colorado Review and available in its entirety here.