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/         Lyssa Tall Anolik “Eyes within Eyes: At the Royal B.C. Museum, Victoria, British Columbia” in Drash: A Northwest Mosaic, Volume VI THE WRITERS NEXTDOOR: www.thewritersnextdoor.com.         Jackie Davis-Martin Jackie Davis Martin has recently had a flash fiction piece published in Flash, The International Short Short Story Magazine, Vol. 5 (“Night Out”) and has another coming up in Fractured West, Issue #5  (“Make Believe”). She is finalizing the designs of her memoir Surviving Susan:  A Mother Deals with the Death of her Daughter and Reflects on Their Relationship (published through CreateSpace), which will be available from Amazon soon.

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 ‘em up, read them on the screen—take your ideas for a little test drive? That’s one of the great things about flash fiction. Its design lends itself well to experimentation. Which is not to say it’s easy or fluffy, or necessarily even edgy. A quick tour around the stories on Curly Red will show you a range of tone and topics, from heavy to light, sunny days to darkest night. Here’s the deal: whether you view flash fiction as a creative writing exercise, learning tool, or legitimate literary genre (we do), writing flash will make you work. It will sharpen your writing and editing skills. If you can craft an engaging story—complete with a beginning, middle, and end—in …Read More

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 a year. Curly Red Stories, originally didn’t intend to be a cyclical magazine. I had focused on design driven prose at Vermont College of Fine Arts and was hooked. I published a few writers in 08′ with the ‘working title’ of Curly Red Stories. However, I was more than a little surprised by the amount of enthusiasm for flash fiction. The word spread quickly. I was getting regular submissions. And people actually liked the title. I went with it and Curly Red Stories took on a life of it’s own, like all stories waiting to happen. However, I began CR Stories on iWeb. iWeb is really not set up for …Read More