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Poetry for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lovely CC Readers, Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cease, Cows will be featuring work from the following poets throughout October: C.M. Mildred Kabik (10/2) Tania Hershman (10/5) Sarah Richman (10/12) Claire Collison (10/16) Allie Marini (10/19) Amy Alexander (10/26) Please visit…

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Best of the Net Nominations

Lovely CC Readers: Let’s just get right to it, shall we? The cows are feeling antsy to share the news. Here are our nominations for Best of the Net: Flash Fiction The Rascally Rabbit by Kim Magowan Twelve Things Only the Mosquitoes Know by Kathryn McMahon Poetry Father-Daughter Hands by Todd Dillard Cephalofoil by Chloe…

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The Defining Moments of Their Lives: An Interview with Yang Huang

My Old Faithful, by Yang Huang, is a collection of ten interconnected stories about a Chinese family set in China and the U.S. during a period of tumultuous social change. Yang’s stories capture family life in all of its everyday pain and beauty. Using shifting points of view, Yang gets inside each family member, creating…

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National Poetry Month Announcement

Lovely CC Readers, In observance of National Poetry Month, we will be featuring work from the following poets each Friday in April: Hannah Cohen (4/6) Donald Paris (4/13) Chloe N. Clark (4/20) Brian Robert Flynn (4/27) Please join us as we celebrate these poets and visit Cease, Cows throughout April to read their poems! ~…

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Where Night Stops: An Interview with Douglas Light

Douglas Light’s new book, Where Night Stops (Rare Bird Books), is both a crime novel and an exploration of identity, as the nameless narrator travels the globe in the service of a mysterious and shady boss. What separates Light’s novel from the standard crime saga is its existential view of how we create different versions…

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Nominations: The Best Small Fictions 2018

Lovely CC Readers: Now that we’ve submitted our nominations for The Best Small Fictions anthology, the bovines are pleased to share with you the following nominees: The Last One (by Madeline Anthes) Hopi (by Josh Rank) The Concealer (by Matthew Vasiliauskas) Bad Babysitter (by René Ostberg) Stab Apples (by Molly Bonovsky Anderson) Congrats to all!…