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R. A. Rycraft

R.A. Rycraft has published stories, poems, essays, reviews, and interviews in a number of journals and anthologies, including PIF Magazine, VerbSap, Perigee, MacGuffin, Calyx, Contemporary World Literature, Web del Sol, and The Absinthe Literary Review. Winner of the Eric Hoffer Best New Writing Editor’s Choice Award for 2008 and a Special Mention for the 2010 Pushcart Prize, Rycraft is chair of the English department at Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee, California and nonfiction editor at Serving House: A Journal of Literary Arts. Leslie What is a Nebula Award-winning writer and the author of a novel, Olympic Games, and two short story collections: Crazy Love and The Sweet and Sour Tongue. Crazy Love earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She currently teaches in the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension and is the fiction editor of Phantom Drift, a journal of New Fabulism. Her work has been published in a number of anthologies and journals, including Midstream, Utne Reader, Parabola, Los Angeles Review, Asimov’s, and others.

Robert Day


Robert Day, The Collected Short Stories, published by Serving House Books

R.A. Rycraft and Leslie What: Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging

Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life

Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life

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