February 2003

An Interview with Nick Hornby

Tom DeMarchi

THE TOP TEN REASONS to read this interview with Nick Hornby:


On the Ethics of Simultaneous Submissions

Michael P. Kardos

This story I just finished might be my best yet. It's got a talking rabbit in it, and a psychic baby, and-I don't want to give it all away, but what I'm saying is, it has a real shot. I stayed awake for two nights on the final edit, and then I began thinking about a home for my new story, called "Mr. Marotta's Ashes Have the Personality of a Grouchy Old Man" (for reasons that become clear once you read the story). I won't mention the actual journal I had in mind. We'll call it the Small City Review, and I can tell you that it's a good, reputable university journal. I logged on to its website, clicked on the link to submission guidelines, and after scanning for the current editor's name and the address, I read the following:


Film Technique in Fiction

Nancy Sullivan



An Interview with Susan Richards Shreve

Katherine Perry

Susan Richards Shreve is a founder of the MFA program in creative writing at George Mason University, where she has been a professor for 22 years. She received her master's degree from the University of Virginia, where she studied with Peter Taylor. She has been a visiting professor of creative writing at Bennington College, Princeton University, Columbia University, and George Washington University, where she was the Jenny McKean Moore Fellow, as well as a Bread Loaf Writing Fellow and staff member. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of an NEA fellowship, and she has also served as president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.