Getting to Know TRP author Theodora Bishop
Contributing writer Elizabeth Evans recently interviewed 2016 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize runner up and author of On the Rocks, Theodora Bishop.
What inspired On the Rocks?
On the Rocks was originally a short story I wrote the first winter I spent in Alabama (I lived in Tuscaloosa for four years while completing my MFA at the University of Alabama). I had wanted to write a story that takes place over the course of a family party, a situation ripe for inspiration in and of itself. Read more
Highlighting How We Came to Be
Contributing writer Laura Brackin writes about award-winning author of A Good Girl Johnnie Bernhard’s new book, How We Came to Be, coming soon from Texas Review Press. Read more
Love Give Us One Death: Bonnie and Clyde in the Last Days
This review was written by Tim Bardin and was originally published in the Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas.
The (Too) Busy Writer
Contributing writer Laura Brackin gives some tips to help writers manage and maximize their writing time, even when life keeps you busy.
A common image of the writer is one where they sit with their laptop in an oversized, comfy chair, in front of a large picture window—with or without a sheer, gauzy window dressing of some kind, but either way, allowing entry for cheerful sunlight—a cup of steaming something, coffee, tea, on a small table beside them. This writer is happily spending their stress-free hours combining beautifully written sentences into a literary masterpiece. Feel free to substitute a large, mahogany desk for the oversized chair in this scenario; the visual is subjective on this point. The important constant is the leisurely life this image portrays: the writer as engulfed in their art, unperturbed. Read more
Clay Reynolds Novella Prize
Submissions are closing soon for the 2017 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize. Read more
Get a Grip by Kathy Flann
This post was written by contributing writer Laura Brackin.
Kathy Flann’s writing has seen no shortage of prizes. As the 2014 winner of the George Garrett Prize, her short story collection Get a Grip (Texas Review Press, 2015) follows in the award-winning tradition of her earlier work. With engaging characters and honest insights, Flann creates meaningful stories with relatable themes which are sure to touch readers of all interests and backgrounds. Read more
The Gordian Review
The Gordian Review is now in its third year and currently accepting submissions for its 2018 issue.