Pushcart Prize Nominee: Myra Sklarew

Along with publishing emerging writers, one of the public roles and great pleasures of an independent, small literary journal is to nominate individual poems, essays, and stories for awards like the Pushcart Prize. This is one more way to say “thank you,” to the hard working writers, without whom LPR wouldn’t exist. These nominations also […]

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10th Anniversary: Full Circle

This essay was originally published on January 16, 2015. It is being re-shared in support of LPR’s 10th Anniversary celebration. “I only know the joy of diving into the pure and essential world of the story.” ~ Kris Faatz A few days ago, a writer friend and I traded sympathy about the process. She said, […]

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10th Anniversary: Once You’re Inside

This interview was originally published on September 11, 2015. It is being re-shared in support of LPR’s 10th Anniversary celebration. Note: All the men’s names have been changed to preserve their anonymity. I didn’t know what to expect when Linda Moghadam and I visited the men’s writing group at the Patuxent Institute. I had a […]

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10th Anniversary: Five Myths about the Afghan People

This essay was originally published on August 7, 2015. It is being re-shared in support of LPR’s 10th Anniversary celebration. I was one of thousands of “embedded” reporters in Afghanistan during the post-9/11 years—only I didn’t embed with a military unit, I lived with a family in Kabul (and traveled with them to their rural […]

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