Attitude En Pointe


Happy Saturday, New Pop Lit’ers!

Our offering today: Christina Murphy, winner of the 2011 Andre Dubus Award for Short Fiction, places her work Attitude En Pointe up for your criticism! Today’s ‘Rate This Story’ takes on the elegance of ballet and the wisdom of an old-souled feline… Thank you, Christina!

Attitude En Pointe, along with our previous ‘Rate This Story’ feature, how a story fails by Lance Manion, can be found at our Coffeehouse. All polls will remain open… let us hear from you!

Harry Pinker Does It Again!


Huzzah! New Pop Lit is officially open TODAY!!

Starting today we will publish one new story or author interview a week, punctuated with editorials, gossip, debates, fine art, reader feedback… a cornucopia of smart entertainment!

Our celebratory story is by Memphis-based novelist Corey Mesler and is titled Harry Pinker Does It Again:

Harry Pinker, not normally a man given to obsessions, blamed his wife Jean for the one which largely destroyed him. Harry was an unsuccessful writer, who, thanks to his wife’s well-paying job as an OB-GYN, was able to spend every day at home, alone, writing. He had published a novel when he was younger. It was remaindered before he could get to the mailbox with his second manuscript. Since then, one slim volume of stories from After Howl Press.

But that is not all!

Check out the Coffee House for the first of our ‘Rate This Story’ surveys!

Lance Manion, a veteran author and blogger, has offered his short how a story fails for your critique. This story is waiting for your feedback now! Let us know what you think– you can also see how other readers rated the story and leave comments/questions.