Category: Fiction

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Missing the Holiday Season? Five Must-Read Poems & Books to Take You Back

By Mara Cobb // As the fiction editor of Tributaries, and as an English major, there is nothing that I like better than settling down in the winter with a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate, and a good book. For me, Christmas books and poems, though, rise above the rest of my reading list each November and December. Here, I’ve compiled a list of five of my favorite Christmas stories and poems. There’s something for everyone’s literary taste here. So, grab that blanket and your favorite cocoa mug and settle in for a long winter’s read!

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Five Tips for Writing Fabulous Fiction We Want to Read

By Mara Cobb // Writers often ask us what we’re looking for in poems, stories, and essays. This post is intended to give a few ‘gentle pointers’ to those of you considering submitting to Tributaries. We’re excited to read your best work, but please do consider these quick tips before submitting.

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IU East Fall 2020 Visiting Writer: Jessica Anthony

Novelist Jessica Anthony, who judged our 2020 writing contests, will be the Fall 2020 Visiting Writer of IU East on October 13 at 7 PM. Anthony will read from her latest novel, Enter the...

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Adventures in the Speculative

–Contributed by Leana Choate I like off-kilter fiction. I wrote a short story about an alien named Gene Simmons. Someone read it, and told me to check out a book that reminded them of it....