Interviews

Tommy Dean has joined NFFR staff to create a craft-oriented interview series focusing on the world’s top microfiction authors as showcased in the forthcoming Norton anthology, New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, edited by James Thomas and Robert Scotellaro (W.W. Norton…
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Interview with Matt Sailor

Tommy Dean asks Matt Sailor to discuss his story “Sea Air” forthcoming in NEW MICRO — EXCEPTIONALLY SHORT FICTION (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018) and to talk about the craft of writing microfiction. TD: In “Sea Air”, the narrator says…
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Interview With Tiff Holland

“It’s hot work, being beautiful, but they are willing to make the concessions, to pay cash so their wives cannot track their other lives.”—excerpt from “Hot Work” by Tiff Holland, appearing in NEW MICRO (W.W. Norton & Co, 2018) MP:…
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Interview with Robert Scotellaro

Tommy Dean asks author Robert Scotellaro, co-editor (along with James Thomas) of NEW MICRO – EXCEPTIONALLY SHORT FICTION, to talk about the creation of NEW MICRO and to discuss what qualities successful microfiction pieces share. TD: As a well-established micro…
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Interview with Roy Kesey

Meg Pokrass asks Roy Kesey to discuss his thoughts on creating microfiction. Roy Kesey’s “Learning to Count in a Small Town” and “Calisthenics” are forthcoming in New Micro – Exceptionally Short Fiction (W.W. Norton & Co, 2018). MP: Roy, I…
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Interview with Stuart Dybek

Tommy Dean asks Stuart Dybek to discuss the unique properties and variations particular to short form writing. Stuart Dybek’s story “Initiation” is forthcoming in New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction (W.W. Norton & Co, 2018) and was originally published in New…
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