“Kathakali”: An Honor to Mention – A Spider’s Web FFP Runner-Up

This year’s Spider Web Flash Fiction Prize saw some incredible stories featuring complex female characters. We just couldn’t wait to share some of them with you. So, today, we’re pleased to present (in it’s entirety) one of our honorable mention winners, “Kathakali” by Namrata Verghese. Chutney-flavored and heavily scented with the pressures of life, “Kathakali” […]

On a U-Boat with Author Kate Spitzmiller

Today’s blog post deviates from our usual author spotlights, book reviews, and genre examinations. Instead, we’re bringing you an excerpt from writer Kate Spitzmiller’s short story “U-156”, followed by some questions answered by the author. Note, this article is longer than our typical posts, but you’ll want to stick around for all of it—truly engaging […]

Pulling the Red Thread: An Interview with Poet Teresa Mei Chuc

Being Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Teresa Mei Chuc was the perfect Spider Road Press contributing writer to interview for our May post. Since publishing her piece “Cam On” in our poetry collection In the Questions, back in 2015, we’ve loved getting to know her work and watching her bring more incredible poetry […]

Behind the Poems: Award-winning Poet & Writer Andrea Barbosa

In the Spider Road Press family, we have writers from across the expansive and diverse genre universe. With April being National Poetry Month, we decided it only fitting to shine the light on one of our incredible SRP poets for this month’s blog post. Without further ado, let me introduce Houston-based, award-winning author and poet, […]

Flash to the Future

We love to bring unique flash fiction to our readers. We get excited when writers jump across genres and burst out of their creative boxes. We’re happy to bring you new science fiction from Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers contributor and technical writer Carmen Rinehart. We hope it will inspire you to try […]

Recommended Reading for Writers: Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life

by Jody T. Morse, SRP Editorial Consultant/Office Manager/Blog Contributor One of the questions often asked in writing circles, guilds and forums by emerging writers is “what books about writing should I read?” Although there are many craft-focused books I admire, my immediate, gut-instinct answer always is The Writing Life by Annie Dillard.   I picked […]

A Textile Shrine to Mother: Flash Fiction by Laura Widener

Laura Widener is a wife, mother, and coffee addict living in rural Georgia. She completed her MFA in Writing at Lindenwood University. Her forthcoming work will be found in Riding Light, and her previous work can be found in TWJ Magazine, Morpheus Tales, and more. Visit her blog at www.incessantpen.wordpress.com. She won an honorable mention in […]