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Artichokes

“Artichokes” appeared in the January 2013 issue of Spartan.  Read online...

An Act of Concealment, finalist Jack Dryer Fiction Prize

“An Act of Concealment,” was chosen as a finalist by Carolyn Alessio in the 2013 Jack Dyer Fiction Prize, and will appear in the winter/spring 2013 issue of Crab Orchard Review.  This story serves as the first chapter in her novel-in-progress, Faith. Publication pending....

posted on: Jan 14 2013

Where Love Lies featured in Literary Orphans

Her story, “Where Love Lies,” appeared last October in Issue 03 of Literary Orphans. "Where Love Lies" can be read online, at http://www.literaryorphans.org/?wpb_portfolio=where-love-lies-by-anne-leigh-parrish...

posted on: Jan 14 2013

All The Roads That Lead From Home

Anne’s debut story collection, All The Roads That Lead From Home, won the 2012 Independent Book Publishers Silver Medal for best short story fiction....

Why We Write

The answer to that question has changed for me over the years.  In the beginning, I told myself that writing was my calling, a destiny I had to follow, lured on by the love of language.  Writing was a magic power to capture some little...

In a Word: Love

I went on vacation a few weeks ago – eleven whole days away from home.   With me were my husband, son, daughter, daughter's best friend, and three off-kilter dogs.  Up on Orcas Islands in the San Juans of Washington State, one isn't exactly cut off. ...

posted on: Apr 22 2012

Finding The Truth in Fiction

When I write fiction, I look for truths not yet revealed.  Not always about deeds committed or intended,  some truths are simply revelations a character will have, often about his own soul.  Today I take specific examples from the pieces in my story collection, All...

We, Too, Are Worthy

Every writer knows that getting the attention and respect of editors, publishers, agents, and readers can be hard.  It take a lot of work, a lot of patience, and a lot of heart.  But what about from the people you're close to?  Your friends, people...

Some Nice Reviews

I've learned since publishing my story collection that there's quite a difference between the before and after.  Before a manuscript is accepted for publication, it's all about crafting, editing, and revising.  And of course being persistent in getting a publisher's attention.  After the book is...

Update – January 2012

I've got a few more online events to share.  First, my piece for the Story Prize Blog, where I answer questions about my writing process, favorite authors, and the techincal problems I face in crafting a short story.  Many thanks to editor Larry Dark for that one. Rachel Endsley...