Elsewhere: “‘Review: ‘ZYZZYVA’ Spring 2012 Issue Fiction” on Ruelle Electrique

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Ruelle Electrique has just published my latest review of fiction offerings in the spring 2012 issue of ZYZZYVA. This comes as one of my most highly recommended issues of the literary journal, featuring a slew of sterling stories like Elena Mauli Shapiro’s “Commuting,” Lindsey Thordarson’s “What Will Do,” Rob Ehle’s “Chemistry,” and Benjamin T. Miller’s “The Rooftops of Fine Old Houses.”

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Elsewhere: “Review: ‘ZYZZYVA’ Spring 2011 Issue Fiction” on Ruelle Electrique

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Revamped by a new editorial staff headed by Laura Cogan, the spring 2011 issue of “ZYZZYVA” is out now. Even with changes in editorial policies and vision, the journal’s spirit is still there, so readers need not brace themselves for too much of a shock. In my Ruelle Electrique review of the current issue, I cover the following fiction pieces:

  • Leticia del Toro’s “Piropo”
  • Pamela Rivas’s “Son of The General”
  • Tom Barbash’s “How to Fall”
  • Vanessa Hua’s “The Third Daughter”
  • Erika Recordon’s “Evolution” and “Our Brave Little Soldiers”

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Elsewhere: “Review: Zyzzyva Fall 2010 Fiction” on Ruelle Electrique

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I review the fiction offerings in “Zyzzyva’s” Fall 2010 issue. Stories include:

  • Mark Von Proyen’s “Theda’s Island” (novel excerpt)
  • Karl Taro Greenfeld’s “Mistakes Were Made, Errors Happened”
  • Gina Hanson’s “Deadstick Landing”
  • Sequoia Nagamatsu’s “Rokurokubi”
  • Miyoko & Tom Wesley’s “Western People Manners Book”

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Elsewhere: A Review of “Zyzzyva” 88 (Spring 2010) Fiction Part II on Ruelle Electrique

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In this second installment of my fiction review of the Spring 2010 issue of “Zyzzyva,” I cover the following stories:

  • Jackson Bliss’s “A Full Cellar”
  • Morgan Elliott’s “Kallio Kiss”
  • Peter Tieryas Liu’s “Forbidden City Hoops”
  • Joshua Mohr’s “Paris, 2010”
  • Dust Wells’s “The Loop”

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Elsewhere: A Review of “Zyzzyva” 88 (Spring 2010) Fiction Part I on Ruelle Electrique

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I review the standout Spring 2010 of “Zyzzyva” in this article for Ruelle Electrique. This first in a two-part review covers the following stories:

  • Leila Bender’s “Human Shield”
  • Susan Jonaitis’s “The Accident”
  • Roger Porter’s “A Foretaste of Elysium”
  • Victoria Tishman’s “Never Let Me Down”

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