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Guest Post: On Lena Dunham and Growing Up By 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

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

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

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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

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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

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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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A Conversation with Mathieu Cailler + Recap of His AWP ’15 Reading

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AWP ’15 Report by Elizabeth Sheets, Interview by the BFLM Founding Editors

Mathieu Cailler is a writer of poetry and prose. His work has been widely featured in numerous national and international publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Epiphany, and The Saturday Evening Post. A graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts, he has

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Review: How to Escape from a Leper Colony

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How to Escape from a Leper Colony, a Review by Carissa K. Cullum

The Caribbean, home to a myriad of dynamic cultures from across the globe, is the backdrop for Tiphanie Yanique’s collection of short stories. Each tale includes memorable characters that represent the many diverse ethnicities found throughout the many islands; and incorporates

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A Conversation with Rob Mosca

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Interview by Alicia Cole

Before being gainfully employed as a mild mannered bureaucrat toiling mindlessly in the bowels of one of Corporate America’s numerous cube farms, Rob Mosca was haunted by dreams of becoming an author. Envisioning a lush life of sleeping in until noon, courting delightfully sordid muses and growing a thick

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