What J.R. Ramakrishnan is reading

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Growing up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I couldn’t afford new books. Let’s just say, I learned to hustle from haggling over Stephen King novels at a used book stall.

PROCESS: Sarah Bridgins

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Date for years and break his heart in a manner so cowardly and traumatic that you long for the day when you can be the victim, the one left.

NEW SPACE(S) and THINGS FOR CARLY BLITZ

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I have no one set space, at least not yet.

PROCESS: Jennifer Hanks

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“I am Wren the charcoal star,” my teen prophet says. “I am the flesh that survives the fire.”

Bayou Opens our Winter Fiction & Poetry Contests!

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Submit your stories and poems until December 31st for a chance to win $1,000 and publication in Issue 63 of Bayou.

Remembering Eric Trethewey

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Today on the Bayou blog we honor the memory of Eric Trethewey, nationally acclaimed poet.

The SPACES Allegra Has Written in 2014

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A taxidermied fox lives in the living room. A human skull lives in the piano room. There are musical instruments, masks, antique war paraphernalia. And paintings. Hundreds of paintings. Plus, a pool.

Submissions are Open! Writers & Artists, Send Us Your Work!

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The beginning of September means that Bayou is open for general submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art.

M. Remark’s SPACES Include Sunlight, Rain, and Thunderstorms

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I usually write at home in these two spaces, but if a certain café can provide most of the above, I’m happy to write there for hours.

REVIEW: Jade Sylvan’s Kissing Oscar Wilde (2013)

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Ultimately,Sylvan’s awareness of her own self-indulgence is one of her charms, and not all love stories end with a kiss.