An Interview with Hasanthika Sirisena

Hasanthika Sirisena is the author of the short story collection, The Other One, which won the 2015 Juniper Prize for Fiction. She is also an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University and an associate fiction editor for West Branch literary magazine. Her essays and stories have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, WSQ, The Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, Narrative, and recognized by Best American… Continue reading An Interview with Hasanthika Sirisena

A Thank You to the Humans that Actually Read my Posts

Well... ignore the fact that it has been 3 weeks since I've last said anything. I've found that my mind has lately been restless, aloof, unable to sit still and actually get down to writing something. However, within these couple of days I've been really compelled to post, less of the fact that I haven't… Continue reading A Thank You to the Humans that Actually Read my Posts

Third-Person Bios Oh My

Now that I've begun submitting to literary journals, I've realized the process of writing cover letters and short, third-person bios can be an exercise in humility. It can be a bit disheartening to read the stacked list of magazines and contests (i.e. Scholastic, YoungArts, [blank] Journal, [blank] Review) in so many fellow writers' bios and… Continue reading Third-Person Bios Oh My