Peter Kispert’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in South Dakota Review, Tin House(online), Slice Magazine, Columbia: a Journal of Literature and Art, The Baltimore Review, and other journals. He is an editorial assistant with Electric Literature.
For more, visitwww.peterkispert.com or follow him on Twitter, @PeterKispert. He will read stories submitted toSmokeLong March 17-23.
One of his stories:
A flash he really likes:
“Pierce to Vent” by Karen Dietrich
While I have no hard and fast “dealbreakers” in short-short form–or in any writing, really–I will say I find myself bridling against the use of creatively-broken or -fractured narratives. I’m a proponent of innovative writing but try to be wary of cheap or seemingly “easy” approaches to this innovation. I’m drawn to honest, lyrically-written, accessible literary fiction with a keen sense of character, conflict, and place.