Pacifica Literary Review Archive

The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week: “S Is for Silence” by Dacia Price

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But that’s the difficulty—for the narrator and for us. We can’t answer the question what we did without also answering who we were.

Nooks and Tributaries: Literary Journals in the Real World

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In graduate school, I worked on the staff of two different literary journals. I was new to the writing world and the idea of working behinds the scenes on a journal—the very kind of journal that I hoped to be published in—was thrilling.

The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week: “Dark Season” by Maya Sonenberg

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Over the last few decades, it has become more and more common to find mythical narratives such as fairy tales alongside realist fiction in academic and mainstream literary journals and magazines. More publications have also opened up to stories that blend storytelling elements that previously were dismissed as “genre”