Interview with Shannon Sweetnam: Winner of the 2018 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
Dec, 14 2018 | no responses
By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Esther Hayes Shannon Sweetnam is a Chicago-based essay and fiction writer whose work has appeared most recently in the Chicago Tribune, terrain.org, Cleaver Magazine, SmokeLong Quarterly, the Golden Key, Literal Latte, the Pinch, Crab Orchard Review, Nano Fiction, and Georgetown Review. She is the winner of the 2016 Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest, 2010 Jack Dyer Fiction Prize, and two Illinois […]
Trash on the Rise: Diving into the Dumpster of Contemporary Literature
Nov, 30 2018 | no responses
by Colorado Review Associate Editor Christa Shively I remember a class I took as an undergraduate that focused on the works of postmodernist writer Don DeLillo. I recall the strong themes of trash and decay that ran through his novel Underworld. I was struck by how profound garbage seemed to be within the context of […]
Ready, Set, Submit!
Oct, 05 2018 | no responses
On the faces of my students when I suggest they submit their work for publication: flattery, confusion. And I get it—no one taught me how to submit, how to find journals I admire, how to know when a piece is ready. The prospect can be daunting when you’re starting out.
July 2018 Podcast: Summer Issue Preview
Jul, 25 2018 | no responses
In our July episode, editor-in-chief Stephanie G’Schwind, incoming podcast editor Evan Senie, and poet and MFA candidate Margaret Browne join podcast editor Meghan Pipe to give a preview of the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in the new Summer 2018 issue. Listen to the podcast here: Episode 38. Become a subscriber to the Colorado Review podcast! […]
March 2018 Podcast: Spring 2018 Fiction Chat with Steven Schwartz
Mar, 28 2018 | no responses
In our March episode, fiction editor Steven Schwartz joins podcast editor Meghan Pipe to chat about the four stories in Colorado Review’s Spring 2018 issue—Caitlin Fitzpatrick’s “The Laws of Motion,” Timothy Hedges’s “Category Five,” Hester Kaplan’s “Daylight Saving,” and Jaeden Langlois’s “An Offering to the Mother Goddess Danu.” Listen to the podcast here: Episode 34. […]
January 2018 Podcast: Katie M. Flynn’s “Island Rule,” 2017 Winner of the Nelligan Prize
Jan, 24 2018 | no responses
In January’s episode, podcast editor Lauren Matheny reads Katie M. Flynn’s “Island Rule,” winner of the 2017 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, from the Fall/Winter 2017 issue. Listen to the podcast here: Episode 32. Become a subscriber to the Colorado Review podcast! Just search “Colorado Review” in the iTunes store or follow this link.