Announcing CR Stories Author Debra Zaslow’s Book Publication!

Announcing CR Stories Author Debra Zaslow’s Book Publication!

“Bringing Bubbe Home” A memoir of letting go through love and death is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Curly Red Stories is so excited about Debra’s success. Her book has been in the works for many years and she went all the way. Please show her your support, visit ...Read More
CR Stories Old People, Old Animals is Published. Jen Knox is our feature author.

CR Stories Old People, Old Animals is Published. Jen Knox is our feature author.

While Jen Knox has a more generous glow to her skin than this little pug, her prose is as endearing. “After the Gazebo” pulls the reader into wrinkle of time in the sweet old wrinkles of the pug’s neckline. She’s that good! She has a gift. And, in step with the stylistic ...Read More
Curly Red Stories is Open for Fall Submissions. Theme: “Old Animals, Old People.”

Curly Red Stories is Open for Fall Submissions. Theme: “Old Animals, Old People.”

FALL ISSUE. NOVEMBER 15, DEADLINE NOVEMBER 10 | Theme: “OLD ANIMALS, OLD PEOPLE” Seeking stories that boldly explore the them of aging and love. The details of beauty and tenderness that exist when your loved one(s) friend, family or fur is aging. Or when you are yourself — your fictions that personally ...Read More
Spring flashes out it’s paper prose with Nathan Alling Long

Spring flashes out it’s paper prose with Nathan Alling Long

Paper! What a crazy and amazing invention. Could you imagine us with a hammer and hundred of iron letters on our writing desks and large slabs of stone? Ah, suddenly… thinking of paper makes me feel I’ve lost a gazillion pounds and Shakespeare is whispering sonnets in my ear. Thank ...Read More
Fall Writers on Change Are Here and Wow!

Fall Writers on Change Are Here and Wow!

Whether it’s Chad Patton’s talent for image detail — the breathless turns of emotion in Marian Brooks’ stories or the pure genius of how we are transformed right then and there by the alchemy of language in Rich Larson’s flashes, this showcase is a winner! Grab a hot cup of ...Read More
What Are CR Writers Up To Lately?

What Are CR Writers Up To Lately?

CR Stories will randomly check in with writers recent publications, events and the news that makes us swoon. Here is some exciting events from our writers as of late. Joshua Mohr Joshua Mohr’s new novel coming out in february ’13. “Fight Song” and will be published by counterpoint/soft skull. WEBSITE: http://www.joshuamohr.net/ ...Read More
Changes upon changes…

Changes upon changes…

Every fall I choose a theme for the year. It’s my “real” new year’s ritual. It’s the time that I ask, how will this year be different from last? What will I not tolerate again? What will I enthusiastically add? What will be hard but I’ll do it anyway? What ...Read More
Passionate about “Place”

Passionate about “Place”

When it comes to literary devices what could more powerful than the mysterious, mercurial, silent passenger under our character’s feet? That is, the place(s) the story moves through support and ground the skein (backbone) of the emotional dynamics that play out on the page. The inner and outer landscape do ...Read More
Curly Red Stories: Writers’ News

Curly Red Stories: Writers’ News

Curly Red Writers have been busy pollinating the planet with their talent. Let’s take a look at what a few of our writers have been up to. CALDER LORENZ Calder’s story, “out back by the rabbit pen” is now published at Switchback Issue 13. His story, “Confessions of a Baptist Janitor” was ...Read More
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A Note from Straight Blonde

Okay, so “Straight Blonde” isn’t nearly as catchy or winsome as “Curly Red,” so this is the first and last time you will see me use that nickname in reference to myself. I just had to try it out. Don’t you just have to try out the words sometimes? Type ...Read More
Call for Submissions – Spring 2012 Showcase

Call for Submissions – Spring 2012 Showcase

‘PLACE’ as a character of story is such a ‘hot and intriguing’ atmosphere for a reader. Don’t we just love to visit another place in our minds? — budget vacation — lots of imagination possibilities for this next showcase. We are excited to read your work! I do realize that ...Read More
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Letter from Curly Red

Hello and thank you for stopping by! I’m more than thrilled to offer a platform for our writers that shows off their talent more fully. I’m also excited to be introducing some new activities and changes to the magazine. But first a little history about our publishing hiatus for nearly ...Read More