This Week’s Reader: Ethel Rohan

Ethel RohanAbout:

Ethel Rohan’s latest work is or will be included in Whatever Doesn’t Kill You (Shebooks, 2014); The Lineup: 25 Provocative Women Writers (Black Lawrence Press, 2014); Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors (Penguin: Perigree, 2014); and Flash Fiction International Anthology (W.W. Norton, 2015).

One of her flashes at Tin House Online:


A flash she really likes:

“Poolside” by Emma Törzs

A message from Ethel:

I’m excited to read again for the stellar Smokelong Quarterly, one of my favorite magazines. Please send only your best work. Drafts will lose me as a reader, as will work that doesn’t make me feel something. In flash, conciseness and preciseness are vital. Be exact. Give us only juice and heart. Make us care.



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