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We're off...

...for the holidays, and so forth. Back January 4th, with a great (and sex-filled, after a fashion) new story by James Fleming.

An interview with Jane Smiley

You’ve written an amazing array of books, including a mystery (Duplicate Keys), a humor novel (Moo), young adult books about horses, and essays on a variety of timely topics that have appeared in top-tier journals and magazines. How do you manage to vary style and tone so effectively?

And the Nominees Are...

It's that time of year. Time, that is, that we recognize the best of the failbetter best for 2010...

Sometimes a snowstorm is not a snowstorm

A snowstorm consists of an almost infinite number of memories crystallized in the below-freezing environment of the upper atmosphere where an abundance of moisture is present. At the core of every ice crystal is a nucleus of familial history, whether shared or individual, upon which moisture condenses and freezes into a cold, hard, impenetrable shell. In the supercooled interior of the cloud, liquid water droplets and these ice crystal shells cannot coexist separately for long periods of time, as the attraction of the nucleus is too great.

NEA... No way? Yes way!

Congrats to fb alum Maggie Smith (Issues 16 & 27) who was recently awarded a NEA Literature Fellowship...

Huffington it....

Online Literary Journals Come of Age: 15 Top Online Journal Editors Speak...

Who Doesn't Like the Morphine?

The drug washed over me like a truck.What did you just give me, I asked from under it. Morphine, the anesthesiologist called down from the driver’s seat.

Another nice review for a failbetter...er

Another nice review for a failbetter...er...

Ben Greenman: An Evening of Celebrity, Comedy and Conversation

We're using the massive power of "the internet" to try to make people come to fb author Ben Greenman's reading in Brooklyn this Thursday...

We are un-dead

Contrary to what HTML Giant says, we are not dead - in fact, we are decidedly un-dead...

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