NEW TRUTH & FICTION PODCAST: ANDREW LEWIS CONN
Emily talks with Andrew Lewis Conn about his new novel, O Africa! Set in 1928, the novel follows twin brothers from Coney Island as they embark on their latest film project. They talk about writing historical fiction, avoiding too much research and what it was like to grow up in Brooklyn and attend the same high school the Beastie Boys did.  Download for free at iTunes.


Comeback Monday, when we host an exclusive excerpt from O’ Africa!

NEW TRUTH & FICTION PODCAST: ANDREW LEWIS CONN

Emily talks with Andrew Lewis Conn about his new novel, O Africa! Set in 1928, the novel follows twin brothers from Coney Island as they embark on their latest film project. They talk about writing historical fiction, avoiding too much research and what it was like to grow up in Brooklyn and attend the same high school the Beastie Boys did.  Download for free at iTunes.

Truth & Fiction

Comeback Monday, when we host an exclusive excerpt from O’ Africa!


Danny DeVito kisses my hand, which is strangely thrilling. 

From author and actress (Iron Man 3, ER) Yvonne Zima’s surreal story of Hollywood sisters, a pre-Oscar party, and a lethal parrot. 
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Photo by Pippa Black.

Danny DeVito kisses my hand, which is strangely thrilling. 


From author and actress (Iron Man 3, ER) Yvonne Zima’s surreal story of Hollywood sisters, a pre-Oscar party, and a lethal parrot.

Read the rest.

Photo by Pippa Black.

Looking for feedback on your story or essay? Our Midwest editor Anna Prushinskaya is serving as instructor at The Masters Review Summer Workshop.

Check out Peter Norman’s dark and strange short story “Valentine’s Day” on Joyland Toronto: “On Valentine’s Day, he writes a word on an index card. Before leaving for work, he puts it inside a gilded box on Lea’s dresser. Every year it’s a different word; it’s meant to describe her. He uses a thesaurus to help him. This year he’s settled on melliferous. But when he rises on the morning of the 14th, he forgets to leave the box on her dresser. First time in over a quarter century; just clean forgets. He laughs it off that evening, shows her the card, everything’s fine.” Read More:http://www.joylandmagazine.com/stories/toronto/valentines_day

Check out Peter Norman’s dark and strange short story “Valentine’s Day” on Joyland Toronto:

“On Valentine’s Day, he writes a word on an index card. Before leaving for work, he puts it inside a gilded box on Lea’s dresser. Every year it’s a different word; it’s meant to describe her. He uses a thesaurus to help him. This year he’s settled on melliferous.

But when he rises on the morning of the 14th, he forgets to leave the box on her dresser. First time in over a quarter century; just clean forgets. He laughs it off that evening, shows her the card, everything’s fine.”

Read More:

http://www.joylandmagazine.com/stories/toronto/valentines_day


On Monday nights, Shelly goes with Jack to this bar called St. Mark’s that used to be a dive, but is suddenly and without explanation, cool. Now, Hollywood-types fill the leather booths, with their mussed up hair and good shoes, discussing who’s getting deals and who’s getting fired. Shelly sees it every day, in outdoor cafes all down Third and Beverly, the agents leaning back in their chairs, adjusting baseball caps, thumbing cell phones.

From "The Actor’s Den," by Amy Silverberg, on Joyland LA. 

On Monday nights, Shelly goes with Jack to this bar called St. Mark’s that used to be a dive, but is suddenly and without explanation, cool. Now, Hollywood-types fill the leather booths, with their mussed up hair and good shoes, discussing who’s getting deals and who’s getting fired. Shelly sees it every day, in outdoor cafes all down Third and Beverly, the agents leaning back in their chairs, adjusting baseball caps, thumbing cell phones.

From "The Actor’s Den," by Amy Silverberg, on Joyland LA. 

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Over the last five years Joyland Magazine has been able to cover the fiction scenes of much of North America through our regular sections. We’re happy to announce that we’re launching a special series this summer dedicated to the Pacific Northwest.

Guest editor and Seattle resident Kim Fu…


She got into the habit, between painting and repainting her nails, of reading off names of all these small towns we could settle down in. Harpersburg, she’d say. Maybe Murfreesboro. You know how I love Tennessee.Didn’t know she loved Tennessee.

On Joyland South, Jared Yates Sexton’s “Outlaws” live life like a country song. 

She got into the habit, between painting and repainting her nails, of reading off names of all these small towns we could settle down in. Harpersburg, she’d say. Maybe Murfreesboro. You know how I love Tennessee.

Didn’t know she loved Tennessee.

On Joyland South, Jared Yates Sexton’s “Outlaws” live life like a country song. 


"Such sadness in life, but then these fucking miracles."
Read a new story by David Whitton on Joyland Toronto:
http://www.joylandmagazine.com/stories/toronto/dumpster

"Such sadness in life, but then these fucking miracles."

Read a new story by David Whitton on Joyland Toronto:

http://www.joylandmagazine.com/stories/toronto/dumpster

On Joyland LA, a guided tour through Forest Lawn cemetery by author and director of Miracle Mile and Cherry 2000, Steve De Jarnatt. 

On Joyland LA, a guided tour through Forest Lawn cemetery by author and director of Miracle Mile and Cherry 2000, Steve De Jarnatt. 



On the new episode of the Truth & Fiction podcast Emily talks with Julia Fierro, the author of the novel Cutting Teeth. It was a long journey to the novel for Julia and she talks candidly about her time at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, being a New York writer, founding the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and negotiating her way through a lifelong struggle with anxiety.
Download for free at iTunes above or stream here. 

Truth & Fiction

On the new episode of the Truth & Fiction podcast Emily talks with Julia Fierro, the author of the novel Cutting Teeth. It was a long journey to the novel for Julia and she talks candidly about her time at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, being a New York writer, founding the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and negotiating her way through a lifelong struggle with anxiety.

Download for free at iTunes above or stream here