Gabi and I are thrilled to announce that Monday or shortly thereafter our publication from the 1980s, Mississippi Art & Letters, will officially enter into literary history. All copies of the magazine (10 issues from 1984 to 1985), along with correspondence from writers Jack Butler, Jes Simmons, Barry Hannah, Pat Gray, Howard Bahr, Ellen Gilchrist, … Read more
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
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
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
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
We asked Jackie Cassella, founder of Creative Colloquy to recommend writers for Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction). She recommended three writers, all of whom graciously accepted our invitation and all of whom submitted stories that were just right for the anthology. There are two stories by Jenni Prange Boran. Here she talks about her story … Read more
Having met Samuel Snoek-Brown at a Creative Colloquy reading and after reading his great Civil War novel Hagridden, I was anxious to invite him to submit something to the anthology Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction). He submitted two stories, “Godsend” and “Til all the Bones Are Buried,”an excerpt from a not-yet-published novel of the same … Read more
We are overjoyed to announce the publication of MUD FLAT SHORTS (mostly fiction), a collection of 31 stories by 19 magnificent writers. The stories range from personal memoirs about childhood in New York to the life of a man who was falsely accused of murder and spent fifty years in prison, to science fiction, to … Read more
Hot of the press is Christian Carvajal’s beautifully written yet horrific short story “A Hard Rain (‘s a-Gonna Fall).” Read it here.
The latest short story published on Mud Flat Press is “Akiko’s Last Fight” by Alec Clayton. It is a rewrite of a story first published by Creative Colloquy. Akiko is a former women’s boxing champion coming out of retirement to challenge the woman who took away her title and her husband. Read it here.