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Guest Post: The Domestication of the Poet by Lauren Sartor

Lauren Sartor

The current trend of writing poetry has made it so that more and more poets can sustain a living in the periphery of creative writing. The advent of MFA programs, the uptick of blogs and magazines and the general increased standard of living in the USA have all contributed to this. Although the avenues for

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Guest Post: Becoming a Real Writer: the Creative Writing Major by Colleen Fullin

Colleen Fullin

I recently received an email from a young woman asking for advice. She is a junior at the fine arts high school I attended more than ten years ago. She contacted me at the email address affiliated with my school, a well-known communications and arts school in Boston where I received my MFA and where

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Guest Post: Sea Change or How do you swim wearing weights? by Trina Gaynon

Trina Gaynon

My definition of self is tied to my writing life. As an anchor it’s heavy enough, but its efficiency tends to depend on whether or not new poems are being turned out on a regular basis, without a great deal of added weight given to what the quality of the work is. Some poems need

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Guest Post: On Lena Dunham and Growing Up By Sarah Goncalves

Sarah Goncalves

Maturity has a strange way of sneaking up on you.

A few years ago, I had watched the first few episodes of Girls, written by and starring girls’ girl Lena Dunham. At the time, I lauded it (as many critics have) for the way it depicts, as a kind of humorous expose, the good, the

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Guest Post: Equine Inspiration by Alex Mullarky

Alex Mullarky

Equine Inspiration

When I was growing up I was aware of two distinct sides of my personality developing at the same time. On one side, there was an avid reader and aspiring writer who dreamed of bestselling novels and signing paperbacks. My parents are book lovers and I went to good schools,

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Guest Post: Shaped by Our Childhoods by Diana Raab

Diana Raab

Shaped by Our Childhoods

“We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.”

Anaïs Nin

How do the events of our childhoods affect our adult passions and mold who we become? Some believe that our childhoods set the stage for the trajectory of our

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BFLM’s 2015 Pushcart Nominations

Pushcart Prize

Black Fox Literary Magazine is pleased to announce our nominations for the 2016 Pushcart Prize:

Fiction:

Murdo, By Southwest by Mark Heydon (Issue #12, Summer 2015)

Geographic Cure by Amy Yolanda Castillo (Issue #11, Winter 2015)

Nonfiction:

It’s Still Me by Chelsey Drysdale (Issue #12, Summer 2015)

Poetry:

40 by David Klugman (Issue #11,

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Review: Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto

Chapman

Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto, a Review by Carissa K. Cullum

As summer comes to a quiet end, a new patient by the name of Julia Dey arrives at the front steps of Suvanto, though it’s unclear as to who has sent her. When she’s assigned a room on the top floor of

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A Conversation with John Dodds

JD

An Interview by Alicia Cole

John Dodds is the author of The Kendrick Chronicles crime novels, published as audiobooks by Blackstone Audio, Inc., USA. The first two, Bone Machines and Kali’s Kiss, are narrated by Robin Sachs, an actor who has appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Babylon 5, and Lost World: Jurassic

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Finding Homes for Your Homeless Stories – Duotrope

In a perfect world, every writer would have a placement fairy waiting to find homes for the stories they finished. It only seems fitting, doesn’t it? You spend hours and imagination crafting beautiful, provocative tales that are edited and honed to perfection. They should see the light of day. The problem is, for most of

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