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Nomination Announcement: The VERA

Lovely CC Readers: We are pleased to announce that the cows have nominated the following story for Vestal Review‘s third annual award for flash fiction (The VERA). “Epistles” by Courtney Sender Congrats to Courtney! We could only nominate one story of 500 words or less from 2016, so this required considerable contemplation (and cud chewing).…

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CC’s Best of the Net Nominations

Lovely CC Readers: After much deliberation, it’s time once again to show some bovine love to those writers the cows feel deserve a nomination for the Best of the Net awards. Without further ado, we present to you the cows’ nominations: Flash Fiction My Sister’s Aquarium by Jennifer Todhunter Feather Boy by Toni Marshall Poetry…

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Fiction that Multitasks: An Interview with Michelle Ross

Reading a writer for the first time is like making a new friend. As you delve into the work, the writer’s unique voice and sensibilities become familiar, and over time, even when you put the book aside, the rhythm of the writer’s sentences linger in your consciousness, much like a friend’s voice pops into your…

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Ideas and Investigations: An Interview with Jordan Rothacker

Any novel with a Pez dispenser on the cover is worth checking out—even more so when the dispenser sports a skull as its top. Jordan Rothacker’s debut novel, And Wind Will Wash Away, is an ambitious blend of religion, history, and the classic detective novel. Rothacker shared his thoughts about the novel, and more, in…

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Pushcart Prize Nominees

Lovely CC Readers: Between decking the halls and attempting to absorb post-election news, the cows have been somewhat distracted lately. In the midst of all the hubbub, Cease, Cows submitted Pushcart Prize nominations, so it’s about gosh-darn time an announcement was made, don’t ya think? Without further ado, we’d like to present the following two Pushcart…

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Author Interviews: Let’s Talk

We hope you enjoy the author interviews that we frequently publish here at Cease, Cows. If you have a new book coming out, let us know, and perhaps our next interview subject will be YOU! Since we welcome writers of all genders, colors, ethnicities, and orientation, we look forward to hearing from a more diverse…

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Staff Update

We have a fresh face at the farm! Please join us in welcoming our new Associate Poetry Editor, Daniel Jeffreys, to the Cease, Cows family! Daniel and Rachael Smart (our fantabulous Poetry Editor) are currently in preparation mode for January 2017, when we will once again throw open the barn doors to poetry submissions. Mosey…