April 2016

Contributor Interview: Louise Marburg

April 28, 2016

Louise Marburg is a graduate of the MFA program in Fiction at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her work has appeared in Labletter, Reed, Day One, Necessary Fiction, Corium, The Louisville Review, Cold Mountain Review, and others, and in the Lascaux Prize Anthology. She has been a contributor at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference and a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. …

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Contributor Interview: John A. Maloney

April 26, 2016

John A. Maloney is a writer, coder, fermentationist, intermittent musician, lover of maps and etymology. MFA at Columbia College Chicago. From time to time guilty of believing himself the actual reincarnation of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Find John on Twitter at @itsjohnamaloney Read “The Surfers” in Issue Six TCR: Where did “The Surfers” come from? John A. Maloney: I wrote ‘the surfers’ while I was …

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Contributor Interview: Ruth Foley

April 24, 2016

Ruth Foley lives in Massachusetts, where she teaches English for Wheaton College. Her work appears in numerous web and print journals, including Adroit, Sou’wester, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. She is the author of the chapbooks Dear Turquoise, Creature Feature, and Sink and Float (forthcoming from dancing girl press), and her first full-length collection, Dead Man’s Float, is forthcoming from ELJ. She serves as Managing Editor …

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Evelyn Hampton: Contributor Interview

April 22, 2016

Evelyn Hampton’s first book, Discomfort, was published in 2015 by Ellipsis Press. A chapbook, Madam, is forthcoming from Meekling Press. Her writing has also appeared in BOMB Magazine, Conjunctions, New York Tyrant, The Brooklyn Rail, Birkensnake, and elsewhere. She lives in Oregon. Evelyn’s story “Heirloom” appears in Issue Six, and you can read it in its entirety here The Cossack Review: Your short stories often seem …

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Contributor Interview: Adam Deutsch

April 21, 2016

Adam Deutsch lives in San Diego, teaches college composition and writing, and has work recently or forthcoming in Arsenic Lobster, Thrush, Spinning Jenny, Ping Pong, and Typo among others. He is the publisher at Cooper Dillon Books, and has a chapbook from H_NGM_N Books called Carry On. TCR: What was the genesis of “Gestate?” Adam Deutsch: The idea of forgetting things is really comforting to …

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Cool Literary Magazine Subscriptions For About 3¢ a Day

April 19, 2016

Do you have a permanent address? Are you interested in discovering new writers or even old ones? Do you want to read some literary journals and literary magazines, but are you not willing to pay hundreds of dollars per year for magazines you don’t even know if you’ll like? Here are some places where, for the price of a carpentry nail or one piece of Bazooka bubblegum …

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Notes from AWP

April 18, 2016

One of the things I like about going to the AWP conference, its massive book fair in particular, is that at the Cossack Review table I’m put in a position, over and over again, of having to articulate where I stand as a fiction editor. So often, as I read and respond to submissions, at my house, and neglect my children, I do my job …

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Contributor Interview: Jeannine Hall Gailey

April 15, 2016

Jeannine Hall Gailey served as Redmond, Washington’s second Poet Laureate. She’s the author of five books of poetry: Becoming the Villainess, She Returns to the Floating World, Unexplained Fevers, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, and the upcoming Field Guide to the End of the World, winner of the Moon City Press Book Prize. Jeannine’s poem, “Introduction to the Parables of Jesus,” appears in Issue Six of The …

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What to Read: For People Who Work on Literary Magazines, and People Who Want To

April 14, 2016
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Working on a literary magazine is an inconsistent effort. I have found that, in my role as the editor of The Cossack Review—I am the nonfiction editor, and also the editor, generally, the person who started this magazine—there are days and weeks full of busywork, envelope-stuffing, website-making, and tedium so repetitive that I can’t think of a good way to describe them, other than maybe “brain salad.” There are …

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Joseph Massey: Contributor Interview

April 13, 2016

Joseph Massey is the author of Areas of Fog (Shearsman Books, 2009), At the Point (Shearsman Books, 2011), To Keep Time (Omnidawn, 2014), and Illocality (Wave Books, 2015). He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts. His poem “Garden Level” appears in Issue Six. Read the poem in the sample PDF of Issue Six here.   TCR: What was the last book you abandoned, and why?   Joseph …

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