A webjournal publishing weekly short fiction, book reviews, & commentary. Tweets by @SteveHimmer.

Boston, MA
Joined November 2008
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Excited to finally share this NEWS! I’m officially acquiring novels & short story collections for @cornellpress’s regional trade imprint, #ThreeHills! I want to read your New York–based #fiction, preferably focused on upstate & rural areas. Submission guidelines in thread #MSWL👇
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Got a new story out in @NecessaryFic!
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Congrats to contributor @LauraEllenScott! (But not to us for failing to notice this two weeks ago.)
Happy #ReleaseDay to my 5th novel, BLUE BILLY! Order a signed copy from @justonemorepage! Ebooks here: amazon.com/Blue-Billy-New-Ro…
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Our 2022 Fiction Chapbook Contest closes in less than 1 week (Wed June 1) and we won't be open again for fiction chaps until AT LEAST 2024, so if you have a flash fic/short story collection between ~40-60pg (previously pubbed pieces okay!), send it to us: splitlippress.submittable.co…
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I've got a new story in @NecessaryFic today! For fans of old friends, bad decisions, and playground catastrophes. Thanks to everyone who helped me whip it into shape. @guelphcwmfa @iamdalts @_johncurrie @Sheung_King @theashishseth @SamHiyate necessaryfiction.com/stories…
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Necessary Fiction: Greg Rhyno, 'Push Pins' dlvr.it/SR2yYV
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My Days of Dark Green Euphoria by A.E. Copenhaver (@AshlandPress), reviewed by Elizabeth Smith necessaryfiction.com/reviews…
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Diane Josefowicz @dianegreco wrote an essay about her novel 𝑅𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦, 𝑆𝑒𝑡, 𝑂ℎ, published earlier this month by Flexible Press, for 𝑊𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑊𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑊𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛’𝑠 𝐵𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑠. booksbywomen.org/writing-rea…
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Book Review: My Days of Dark Green Euphoria dlvr.it/SQvjqT
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There are still spaces left in this June writing/drawing/attending/being class with @eireannmor, truly one of the most gifted, generous, heart-and-mind-opening teachers I've ever worked with. Scholarships are available! mainemedia.edu/workshops/ite…
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It's a big one: we're so excited to both reveal the cover for @SF_Montgomery's HALFWAY FROM HOME and also to announce her essay collection is available for preorder starting RIGHT NOW! splitlippress.com/halfway-fr…
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Over at @NecessaryFic, @larswrites talks about cultural displacement, spiritual abuse, and the writing process on the occasion of her novel's publication (_Unfollowers_, out now from @umasspress). necessaryfiction.com/blog/Re…
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Last call, y’all!
LAST CALL: Join Amber Sparks (@ambernoelle) tomorrow (5/21) for her Zoom seminar Editing Short Fiction and Essays Through Play and Games. Learn more and join us here: writingworkshops.com/product…
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In research notes, @larswrites writes about UNFOLLOWERS, winner of the @UMassPress) Juniper Prize for Fiction. necessaryfiction.com/blog/Re…
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I have my first short story published at @NecessaryFic this week! It's about a woman who volunteers at a wild life rescue and is experiencing violence in her relationship. I'm proud to be developing as a fiction writer, a new adventure for me!
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A wonderful post by #gwpauthor Jonathan Howland on his research for his debut novel NATIVE AIR. Thanks to @NecessaryFic for supporting our small press & this new author! #fiction #debutfiction #climbing #highsierra #rockclimbing #mountains #grief #adventure #yosemite #California
In research notes, Jonathan Howland writes about his novel NATIVE AIR (@GreenWritersPub). necessaryfiction.com/blog/Re…
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This week's story is "Fawning" by @AudaciaRay necessaryfiction.com/stories…
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