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2017 Pushcart Nominations

Although we are equally proud of all the works that have appears in failbetter the past year, we are particularly honored to nominate the follow fbfolks and works for possible 2017 Pushcart Prize consideration

Attaboy Alarcón!

Congrats go out to fb alum, Daniel Alarcón, whose story collection, The King Is Always Above the People, is among the 10 finalists for the National Book Award in fiction!  Alarcón has been a busy man since we had the pleasure of featuring his work

Feelin' Bookish re: FB Alums

Our congrats go out to fb alums, Paul Auster and George Saunders, both of whom made the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction.  For more details, check out this announcement. vol. 61

You made it!  It’s failbetter volume 61.  As you’ve noticed, things are a little bit different around here

Everyone hates the new failbetter redesign

"Ugh," you say out loud as soon as you load the page.  "Who thought this was a good idea?  Really?  It took just about a year to come up with this?"

Passing This Along...George Saunders "On Story"

Had to give a shout out to a brilliant piece by fb alum, George Saunders

Q & A with failbetter Poet Kit Frick

With poetry, I almost always start with a notebook and pencil

Q & A with failbetter Poet Amy Woolard

Is there anything Amy Woolard can’t do? After having the chance to sit down with the poet-writer-attorney-advocate, we at failbetter have decided probably not. With a slew of accomplishments under her belt, including degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Virginia School of Law, and VCU Brandcenter, as well as authoring poetry and essays that have appeared in some of the best venues around, Amy Woolard is a woman setting both the poetry and political scene on fire

Pushcart Nominees for 2015

Congrats to this year's fb Pushcart nominees...

Q & A with failbetter Poet Nancy Reddy

Our own Angela Apte sat down recently with fb poet alum, Nancy Reddy, to talk about a few things, including her recently published first collection of poems, Double Jinx (Milkweed Editions)...