A Spectacular, in-depth review of Sucker Literary, Volume III

Take a look at this latest review of volume III and you will see that we are the best in short YA fiction.  Sidebar—if you are reading this, Christina, who is the reviewer, please submit to us on March 16th, 2015. Personal invitation. Your writing is crisp and clear and delightful. y have 24 hours to submit. March 16th, 2015, 12 am through 11:59 pm.

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Below, just a sample of this review, which goes through each and every story:

“The H8TE” by Lilliam Rivera

Sixteen-year old Sarah prepares for her first day of school by chaining up her Mamí in her bedroom.

Chills. CHILLS. This is gritty, dark, dangerous. It is matches and switchblades and things gone wrong. Everything gone wrong, in fact. And it’s a knockout story for sure. A virus known as “the H8TE” has been spreading in Sarah’s region, infecting people and turning them into feral shadows of their former selves. And Sarah’s mother has it and is slowly crumbling before her eyes. The desperation and grief wrapped up in this is achingly human and universal despite the obvious science-fiction element. It’s full of panic, blind white panic that left me shaken. This story plummeted and soared in zigzags that made me heartsick and hopeful. It was spellbinding in a razor-sharp, tragic, brutal way. There was nothing it barred from me, nothing it avoided colliding with. This story fell apart in front of me and I loved it.

READ MORE HERE!

 

A Word From Hannah: Volume 4?

I’m going to make this short and sweet.

My life is BUSY! Added to general mothering, wifeing, coaching, and writing, I’ve also been dealing with some health issues over the last 6 weeks.

As I begin to get back to life, so-to-speak, I feel that I owe it to the many writers who have been contacting us regarding volume 4 submissions.

Drum roll, please. . .

Submissions for volume 4 will open on March 16th and stay open for 24 hours only, Eastern Standard Time.

Good news is. . . you have plenty of time to revise, rewrite, and compose. However, you only have 24 hours to submit. March 16th, 2015, 12 am through 11:59 pm.

We will not be mentoring this time at all, so make your work sparkle ten times over.

I would love to see some LGBTQ stories, especially looking for the “questioning” and also transgender. In terms of fantasy, dystopian, contemporary—anything goes. I also love a really great friendship story—regardless of gender or sexuality. If you want to submit historical fiction (my least favorite genre, sorry) make it really believeable—consider language and technology.

As always, our submission guidelines apply and any submissions that do not comply, will be deleted. Go here and follow every single direction, please : )

COVER REVEAL AND BOOK TRAILER!!!!

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THIS IS IT!

THE COVER FOR VOLUME III!

THANK YOU TO ALYSSA GAUDREAU!

THANK YOU TO KACEY VANDERKARR!

Bullied and alone, Ainsley seeks refuge in the arms of a strange boy. Time is slipping away for overachieving Sadie Lin, but reigniting an old flame might help. Scarred by a pressuring ex, Alexandra finally faces the rain. “Pasty and chubby” Charlotte makes a public play for the “Tan and Smooth” king. The beautiful girl in the black, lacy push-up bra says that it’s time for Brenn to stop lying . . . at least to herself. A halfway house is no home for Dawn—or is it? How will Dana survive knowing everyone at school thinks she’s a monster, when they just may be right? JJ and her crush finally get a moment alone—at his girlfriend’s hottest party of the year. Sixteen-year old Sarah prepares for her first day of school by chaining up her Mamí in her bedroom. Alyssa’s life is a well-rehearsed ballet until a tragedy sends her hurtling towards a fall. Loving a boy is as simple as chemistry . . . unless that boy is an unstable element.

Eleven stories that delve into the depths of our experience—driven by fierce and untouched love that makes us seek, lose, fear, desire, long, reflect, survive, steal, protect, fall, and confess.

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Sucker Literary Volume 3

Available April 15, 2014

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Founding Editor:

Hannah R. Goodman

Contributors:

The H8TE Lilliam Rivera

Valentine’s Day Claudia Classon 

Halfway From Shelli Cornelison

Her Tree Boy Blaze Lina Branter

How To Fall Kacey Vanderkarr 

If it Rains Kristina Wojtaszek

Black Lacy  Kimberly Kreines

Superpower Mary Malhotra 

The Chemistry of You and Me Evelyn Ehrlich

Just a Matter of Time Charity Tahmaseb

A Different Kind of Cute Hannah R. Goodman

 

Vol. 3 of Sucker Literary to be released on April 15th, 2014

SUCKER LITERARY, VOLUME 3, WILL BE PUBLISHED IN DIGITAL AND PRINT VERSIONS ON APRIL 15TH, 2014!

 Available on Amazon and other online bookstores.

Can be ordered from your local independent bookseller as well .

THE EDGIEST VOLUME YET!

Eleven stories that delve into the depths of our experience—driven by fierce and untouched love that makes us: seek, lose, fear, desire, long, reflect, survive, steal, protect, fall, and confess.

Stay tuned for our cover reveal and more information about purchasing volume three!

Volume 3 Writers, Congrats!

Thank you to all of the writers who submitted during ALL of our submission periods this year!

Below is a list of all the writers and the titles of their short stories that will be featured in volume three of Sucker Literary, due out in the spring of 2014.

Congrats to all!

The H8TE Lilliam Rivera

Valentine’s Day Claudia Classon 

Halfway From Shelli Cornelison

Her Tree Boy Blaze Lina Branter

How To Fall Kacey Vanderkarr 

If it Rains Kristina Wojtaszek

Black Lacy  Kimberly Kreines

Superpower Mary Malhotra 

The Chemistry of You and Me Evelyn Ehrlich

Just a Matter of Time Charity Tahmaseb

A Different Kind of Cute Hannah R. Goodman