Getting to Know Our X-pats

Two of our much-loved Mud Flat Press writers are expatriates—Ricker Winsor, originally from New York and now living in Surabaya, Indonesia with his Chinese Indonesian wife, Jovita and two dogs, Sniper and Nana; and Anne Nayer, also a New Yorker, a life coach in the Virgin Islands for the past 35 years. Anne lived and … Read more

HOT OFF THE PRESS — Mud Flat Press Publishes Two Books in One Day!

We are thrilled to announce that we have published two new books today: BORN TO GO, a memoir by Charlie Berger with Erin Donahue, and LOCKED IN, a new novel by Alec Clayton. BORN TO GO “Whether you are an adventure junkie, an exotic animal lover or just appreciate a darn good yarn, read Born To … Read more

About My Writing — by Anne Nayer, one of the authors in the anthology Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction)

I have written all my life beginning as an 8-year-old sitting on a park bench in New York City scribbling tales of Pegasus and flying through the sky and, over the past 10 years, writing a weekly 5-minute Postcard from Paradise – a radio spot for our local NPR station, but it wasn’t until Alec … Read more

Meet the authors of the anthology Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction) at two events on Zoom

In these two Mud Flat Press events, each writer will have a short time to talk, and then there will be time for comments and questions from participants. There are thirty-one stories by nineteen writers in our new anthology Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction) with stories of love and of war, sci-fi tales, stories of … Read more

CK Combs answers our call to writers in Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction) to write about their stories.

When Gabi and Alec invited me to submit something for their upcoming anthology, I thought it was a great opportunity, but the timing was awful. During that month, I was finishing a major draft of my first novel and had carpal tunnel surgery on my wrists. I really wasn’t sure I’d be able to participate. … Read more

On writing “The Death of R&J,” “Selling the Fishing Camp” and “Josephine and the Tiger”

Mud Flat Press co-owner Alec Clayton has two short stories and a short novel excerpt in Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction). Here’s Alec musing on the writing of these stories: I didn’t plan it this way, but all three of these stories are about death, yet they are not without a lot of laughs. The … Read more

Keith Eisner writes about writing

Keith Eisner’s story “Shrine” previously appeared in the 2018 Big Muddy magazine as the winner of that magazine’s Short Story Contest, sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University. His story “Blue Dot,” published in Salamander, appeared in the 2017 O. Henry Prize Story anthology. Both are reprinted in Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction). Keith writes: How cool is it … Read more

Jes Simmons on the creation of her short story

When we published Mississippi Arts & Letters way back in the 1980s, Jes Simmons contributed poems and other writing, and many years later we reconnected on Facebook and by email. Jes was one of the first writers we invited to submit to Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction). She responded with the short story “At Dairy … Read more

Jack Butler on his stories ‘Emmolene’s Bones,’ ‘Hawk Gumbo’ and ‘Mrs. Lookadoo’s Walkabout’

An old friend and favorite writer, Jack Butler, sent us a group of shorts stories that we wanted to publish. There were not enough for a book, however, so we came up with the idea of inviting other writers and doing an anthology of shorts stories. This one. Here’s what Jack had to say about … Read more