This Week’s Reader: Adeena Reitberger


Adeena Reitberger was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in the Washington, D.C metropolitan area. She received her MFA from Western Michigan University, and has served as a fiction editor at Third Coast and as an editorial assistant and blogger at American Short Fiction. Currently, she teaches writing at Austin Community College. Her fiction is published or forthcoming in places such as Nimrod International Journal, Mississippi Review, SmokeLong Quarterly and NANO Fiction.

Deal Breakers in Flash:

I hate to put any kind of restriction on my taste. Instead I’ll say I love stories that have energy, that surprise, that make me feel deeply.

One of Adeena’s Stories:

“God, Two Girls”

Some Flash Fiction She Likes:

Mary Miller- “This Boy I Loved a Rock”

Elizabeth Wyckoff- “What We Know”

Randi Ewing- “The Swimmers”

Aaron Teel- “Broken English”

Katherine Valentine Jaeger- “The Duck of Your Life”

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