November 2015

TCR’s Nominations for the 2016 Pushcart Prizes

November 16, 2015
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Here are The Cossack Review‘s nominations for the 2016 Pushcart Prizes. It was very difficult to choose only six from among the many wonderful pieces of writing we published in 2015. “FYI,” by Kristopher Oppegaard. Fiction, Fall Web Issue “Reproduction Pantoum,” by Denise Duhamel. Poetry, Issue 5 “Who Came Before,” by Marlys West. Poetry, Issue 4 “The Poet’s Wife’s Friends Final Words,” by Dan O’Brien. Poetry, Fall …

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Independence

November 15, 2015
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Whenever I go to a book fair or a convention to sit or stand behind a table and tell people about TCR, person after person asks “Where are you guys based out of?” Usually when someone asks this question, they want to know what college or university backs your literary magazine. They might just want to know where, geographically, your magazine is based, but 9/10 times they’re …

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Leave Your Good Ideas Out

November 1, 2015
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The idea of process has always intrigued me. Sitting down to write is, I assume, different for everyone. I can’t explain my own properly, but I’ll take a stab at it. Oftentimes, there is a general idea or feeling I want to chase, so I start hammering away at the keys until it looks like a big, malformed version of whatever is playing out in …

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