by Conor Broughan, Fiction Editor We here at Sycamore Review were honored to publish Greg Schutz’s beautiful story “You are the Greatest Lake" in Issue 23.1, so we are thrilled that the story has been selected for New Stories from the Midwest 2012 (Indiana University Press), guest edited by Rosellen Brown. The forthcoming New Stories from … Continue reading Congratulations to Greg Schutz!
Many readers of Sycamore Review are also writers. So we wanted to pose a few craft questions to contributor Greg Schutz that might illuminate his process and techniques when writing his story “You are the Greatest Lake” which can be read in its entirety in Issue 23.1-Winter/Spring 2011. *** BY GREG SCHUTZ The next day … Continue reading YOU ARE THE GREATEST LAKE: An excerpt and author response
BY GREG SCHUTZ We are at the tip of the thumb of Michigan. The sky threatens sun, so John has reluctantly left the water and run into town for groceries. His waders, latex and neoprene, hang in the mudroom. They smell sourly of rubber and sweat and still hold the shape of his legs. I … Continue reading You are the Greatest Lake (an excerpt)
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief A few years ago, we published a mission statement encouraging submissions that take a “reflective look at our national identity and how that identity is perceived by the world.” You won’t find that mission statement anywhere now. To be frank, we grew tired of predictable and preachy stories, poems, and essays … Continue reading Winter/Spring Issue Preview