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“Wild: Uncivilized Tales” collected stories from more than a dozen Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

From “Castles in the Sky” by Rick Duffy. “So, Mr. Jones, you’re interested in the swimsuit dream?” Mr. Jones sits at the end of my sofa. “Uh, yes, Miss Waters.” His voice cracks, obviously forced down an octave. This kid can’t be more than fifteen. He wears a baggy overcoat that’s probably his father’s—overkill for […]

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SunLit interview: Two writers nurtured the annual RMFW anthology into a life of its own

The following is an interview with Rachel Delaney Craft and Natasha Watts, co-editors of the anthology “Wild” that includes pieces from more than a dozen members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Tell us this book’s backstory. What inspired you to put together the anthology? Where did the theme originate? Rachel: Every two years, Rocky Mountain […]

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After 25 years, it was time for 5280 magazine to release a collection of its best pieces

Geoff Van Dyke is the editorial director of 5280. During his tenure, 5280 has been a National Magazine Award finalist three times and won the Ellie for Personal Service in 2019. Van Dyke has edited stories by 5280 staffers that have been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing, Best American Crime Reporting, and Best Food […]

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Scarred by war, a young woman comes home to Denver to find her life an ashen void

“The Pledge” 2018 Colorado Book Awards finalist for Anthology By Mark Stevens and Dean Wyant There are a couple of ways to enter this world. For the most part, it’s one. Departure routes? The count isn’t complete. New ways to exit are being dreamed up every day. Desma wondered when she might stop thinking about […]

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In anthology “Blood Business,” editors sought to plumb the depths of desperation

Mario Acevedo is the author of the Felix Gomez series, five vampire novels, a graphic novel, some short fiction, and numerous ghostwritten books. He lives in Denver. Joshua Viola is an author, artist, and former video game developer. In addition to creating a transmedia franchise around “The Bane of Yoto,” honored with more than a […]