An interview with Among Animals contributor Diane Lefer

An interview with Among Animals contributor Diane Lefer (“Alas, Falada!”) Q: What inspired you to write this story?  A: As you know, I’ve been a volunteer at the Los Angeles Zoo for over sixteen years in the research department. I should make it clear there’s no invasive, nasty research. It’s all about behavioral observation and …

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Get your Eco-Fiction Sampler

What is eco-fiction? This is a question we field frequently these days. The short answer is that eco-fiction is simply fiction that deals with environmental themes. Yet these issues show up in novels and stories in so many different forms, from mysteries to thrillers to literary works. And so we thought it would be helpful …

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Announcing AMONG ANIMALS, a fiction anthology

We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of our first fiction anthology, Among Animals: The Lives of  Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction. The anthology, scheduled for publication in February of 2014, features stories from among the best voices in contemporary fiction (you can see a list of contributors here). We received more …

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Call for Submissions – Doug Fir Fiction Award

Ashland Creek Press is delighted to be a sponsor of the 2013-14 Bear Deluxe Magazine Doug Fir Fiction Award! Please see below for complete guidelines, and you can also click here for details and more info. The Bear Deluxe Magazine welcomes submissions of previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words, relating to a sense …

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The Tourist Trail is the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Book Club pick for May

I am thrilled to announce that John’s novel, The Tourist Trail, has been chosen by the Animal Legal Defense Fund‘s Animal Book Club as its May book club pick! The ALDF is an amazing organization that has been fighting since 1979 to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system — …

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