Month: July 2017

(b)OINK the Intern. The re(b)OINKing.

The third episode of (b)OINK the intern has arrived! We promised him some candy if he was able to get through all of these today.   Queries How often do you look at your phone a day? Well, this is a rather embarrassing question. My phone is basically always in my hand, or nearby. Between running a business, running a fair bit of the (b)OINK social media (yes, that’s me! If you hate it, keep it to yourself), and being involved with a few other endeavors that require me to be in touch basically always. My phone is always buzzing,...

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(b)OINK the Intern…Harder.

Round two of (b)OINK the Intern is here. We had to convince him to come out of the corner after quite a bit of reassurance that everything was going to be ok. Queries What’s the best way to repurpose a pair of love cuffs gathering dust? Well, there are a few options. The one that came to mind right away was “BECOME A POLICE PERSON.” I mean, how ridiculous would it be to get arrested with a pair of handcuffs that are probably slightly crusty and also neon pink (or green, or whatever—I don’t feel like they’re ever NOT neon). Just think...

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New Staff. Great Staff.

(b)OINK is pleased to welcome some new piggies to the pen.   Caitlin Scarano joins the ranks as our newest poetry editor. She’s currently in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PhD creative writing program and has some serious poetry chops.               Amanda McNeil is the new Event Coordinator. Any future readings, seminars, workshops, or anything else will be in her superbly capable hands.               Allan Fuelling is our Web Developer. All the smooth design and clean pages you’re enjoying on this site happened because of him.              ...

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35mm Fiction Contest

35mm Fiction is (b)OINK’s monthly microfiction contest. Every month we will post a 35mm photo. The premise of the contest is simple: write a piece of fiction, 35 words or less, using the 35mm photo as a prompt. The word count excludes the title, though we suggest you keep the title short (which means do not use it as a device to tell more about the story). We are firm on 35 words or less. Any stories that exceed the word count will automatically be disqualified. Though we would love for each story to be 35 words on the...

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