In Praise of the Packr...

Today’s guest post is by Ann Hillesland, whose short story “After Waking” appears in Issue #18 of The Quotable. I’m a bit of a packrat. For example, I have over fifty hats, most of them vintage, many of them unworn by me. I have enough bone china teacups (packed in a snowstorm of...

Postcard Promises: The Rise of Flash Fiction Feb21

Postcard Promises: The...

Today’s blog comes from The Quotable Issue:19 contributor, Embe Charpentier. It wasn’t such a long time ago that skeptics doubted a great story could be told in one hundred words. Nowadays, one look at Drabble and 101 Word Stories will refute that claim. How about the 140-character...

All Good Things Must Come to an End Jan31

All Good Things Must C...

Dear readers and contributors, Five years ago we came together as four friends from a writing group with the idea of starting a literary journal. We had no way of knowing at the time if anyone would ever submit or if anyone other than our parents would ever read it. The response from our...

Beneath the Smiles Sep03

Beneath the Smiles

This is the last in a series of blog posts from The Quotable Issue 17 contributor, Stacy Clark.  I see them smiling in the grocery store, at the coffee shop. Strangers look at her, glance at me, and smile at us. She still holds my hand or slides her arm through mine when we walk. She is...

Coffee and a Story to Go Aug20

Coffee and a Story to ...

This is the second of a series of blog posts from The Quotable Issue 17* contributor, Stacy Clark.  I have this habit. I walk into a coffee shop or spend time in an airport, and I come away with a story. Maybe it is the writer in me, the quiet observer. It could be I am small and look...

Write What Breaks You Aug04

Write What Breaks You

This is the first of a series of blog posts from The Quotable Issue 17* contributor, Stacy Clark.    It was our first meeting. I met him outside at a picnic table on a crisp Vermont morning. Squinting into the sunlight, we sat with coffee and reading lists and a study plan at our...

Confessions from the P...

Today’s guest post is by Jodi Herlick, whose short story “By the River” will appear in Issue #17 of The Quotable. Confession: I take my kids to playgrounds without swings so I won’t have to push them. While other moms scramble through climbing tubes, giggling as they shoot down...

On Patience May16

On Patience

Today’s guest post is by Ross Losapio, whose poem “Kinky Hair” appears in Nature or Nurture, Issue 16 of The Quotable.   We’ve lost a number of incredible poets in recent years, including, just this past Valentine’s Day, Philip Levine. Levine—along with...

Superficial Variance May05

Superficial Variance

Today’s post is from The Quotable contributor, Christina Scott. You can read Christina’s short story, “Closer to God” in the upcoming Issue 17, Nature or Nurture.    The skinny blond girl in her late twenties is tutoring an older black woman in her mid- to late-...

Fairy Tales Incorporat...

A themed tour with Prism Book Tours. Today on The Quotable, we have a guest post by author Althea Kontis who is on a book AND blog tour for her recently published novel, the third in her Woodcutter sister series, “Dearest.” In her post, see how her life and imagination shaped the writing...

Life After the Writing Workshop by Gwen Hart Jan17

Life After the Writing...

Today’s blog post comes from Gwen Hart, whose poems “Flight of the Six Wild Turkeys” and “Life in the Circus” are featured in our newly published Issue 15: Desire.  Uh-oh, you’ve graduated, and you no longer have a writing workshop to go to. Don’t despair....

My Accountability as a Writer By Tai Farnsworth Dec18

My Accountability as a...

In my MFA program we’re required to write a critical paper. It’s meant to combine issues of social justice with literature. Even as a long time reader and writer, I had never truly thought of literature as an instrument of social change. But once I started looking, I couldn’t stop....