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Hope, Aspiration, and American Dream Stuff: An Interview with Christopher DeWan

Christopher DeWan, whose story “Intrusion” appeared at Cease, Cows earlier this year, has just released a new collection, Hoopty Time Machines, published by Atticus Books. Subtitled “Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups,” DeWan’s fiction is smart, imaginative, and equal parts funny and sad. DeWan’s characters walk the high-wire between aspiration and disappointment, and readers will appreciate the…

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Scary Short Story Contest

Lovely CC Readers, Starting this Thursday, Cease, Cows will be accepting submissions for our Scary Short Story Contest. Your mission? Submit one previously unpublished flash fiction piece that will scare the cud out of us in 1,000 words or less. Our editorial staff reads contest entries blind, so please do not include any identifying information on the…

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CC’s Best of the Net Nominations 2016

Lovely CC Readers: Fall is in the air. Soon our days will be shorter, our sleeves will be longer, and pumpkin spice will take over the world. It is also time, once again, to make our annual nominations for Best of the Net. With so many fantastic pieces to pick from, we can assure you that this was…