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Welcome to WordSmitten

Interviews :: Book Editor Brenda Copeland :: Agent Jeff Kleinman
Short Stories/Flash Fiction ::Definition of a Russian Quartet : Walking Upside Down ::Orbit ::
Commentary Tips for Writers :: Bookbeat book reviews and resources ::
Flash Fiction Competition The Storycove :: Next year's deadline is May 1, 2004 ::
Short Story Competition The TenTen :: $1,010 Awarded and Finalists Published ::
Archives WS-Previous editions :: Storycove :: Native Shore ::
Professional Services Conferences ::PR :: Query Letter Workbook ::
Press Room Media Releases :: Events :: Festivals ::

We write with the porch light on, expecting at any moment
that either truth or irony will appear on the doorstep.