The Story Behind The Story: Hannah R. Goodman’s Miki and Dex

Hannah R. Goodman, author of “Miki & Dex” SUCKER LITERARY: an anthology (volume 2)
www.hannahrgoodman.com

This is a story taken directly from an episode of the TV show that could be my teenage years: The Hannah Chronicles. It is highly fictionalized for your consumption because what really happened that night . . . well, let’s put it this way, there is a reason why I only write fiction and why I will NEVER write a memoir. Continue reading

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The Story Behind The Story: Claudia Snow Classon’s Angels and Serendipity

Claudia Snow Classon, author of “Angels and Serendipity”
http://wordprowler.blogspot.com/

Last summer I learned that having a second story accepted by SUCKER entitles an author to a whole new level of editorial support. While most literary magazines merely offer a perfunctory assessment of one’s latest blood, sweat, and tears opus, SUCKER ups the ante by providing en suite one-on-one overnight collaboration. Continue reading

Story behind the story: Paul Heinz’s The Missing Ingredient

The story behind the story “The Missing Ingredient”

PAUL HEINZ
http://www.paulheinz.com

A transcription of a conversation with my therapist, July 2012

Therapist: So in summary, what you seem to be saying is that you’re still holding onto the humiliation you felt as a teenager.

Me:  Well, duh. Isn’t everyone? Continue reading

The story behind the story: Kathleen Ingraham

Kathleen Ingraham, author of “A Little Bit of Sunshine”
http://www.seekathleenwrite.com

My story, “A Little Bit of Sunshine” began while I was attending the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College. I was taking a class from the amazing David Yoo about beginnings.  One of our assignments was to write the first sentence of a story. The opening sentence to my piece is what I wrote. Continue reading

SUCKER VOLUME 2 PRESS RELEASE

Volume 2 is HERE!

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Press Release

SECOND VOLUME OF YOUNG ADULT LITERARY ANTHOLOGY  HAS BEEN PUBLISHED  Continue reading

COVER OF VOLUME 2, part deux

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SNEAK PEEK AT THE COVER OF VOLUME 2

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Sneak peek at SUCKER volume 2 due out April 1. 

SUCKER will be at AWP with some AWESOME friends!

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SUCKER LITERARY WILL JOIN Paper Lantern Lit, YARN, figment, Red 14 Films, SMITH PUBLICITY, Open book Publicity, The RoundTable Podcast at “SO YOU WANT TO BE A YA WRITER?” cocktail party at AWP in Boston. Join us!

Sucker T-shirt Models

Below are images from a recent fashion shoot featuring our illustrious editor-in-chief, Hannah and even more illustrious art director, Alyssa (okay, only one pic of her). Continue reading

Tumblr, Swag, AWP…oh my!

Some tidbits from the front lines of Sucker:

Stay tuned for a blog this week from one of the writers that we will feature in volume 2.