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Month: February 2014

James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur by Jacob Shelton

We’re pleased to announce our first finalist for our President’s/Valentine’s Day contest, in which Jacob Shelton envisions what would happen if James Garfield and Chester A. Arthur hit it off.

Our contest’s winner will be announced next Friday.

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Update – Contest Finalists!

Presidents Are Fun!Hey Gazelles!

Thank you for all of your submissions to our President’s/Valentine’s Day-themed contest. George Washington would be proud if he could see your work.

We’ve been busy reading all of your entries and are glad to announce that we will be publishing three finalists this week, starting with Jacob Shelton’s “James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur.”

Stay tuned for the rest of the finalists. We will announce the winner next week.

Flying Sober by Sean Richard Higgins

A new essay by Sean Richard Higgins which explores the weird, but related, experiences of air travel, alcohol dependence, and Western Pulp novels.

Sean Richard Higgins writes fiction, non-fiction, and music. He lives in Michigan. Visit him at

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New Contest! Valentine’s/President’s Day!

In honor of February we at The Furious Gazelle are having our first ever contest! Send us your Valentine’s Day and/or President’s Day themed fiction, poetry, art, etc. If you want to go crazy, we will consider submissions relating to any holiday occurring in February (Leap Day William, anyone?). Deadline for submissions is February 28.

First prize is a book of our choosing, mailed to you anywhere within the United States (sorry, rest of the world). We promise it will be exciting, eclectic, and an all around good read. The winning piece will also be published on

We can’t wait to see what you guys do! Send your submissions to with CONTEST somewhere in the subject line. We will take your fiction, essays, poetry, art, et cetera. Interpret the theme however loosely or literally you wish. We are hoping to get at least one story in which George Washington’s heart is torn out of his chest as part of his quest to find true love & found the United States.

Once again, submissions must be in before February 28. Winning entry will be published in March.

Our Fiction Addiction.

maksik marcusFrom top: Kelly Link, Alexander Maksik and Ben Marcus reading at 2A’s Fiction Addiction monthly reading series.

This was January’s event, an evening with Tin House. We creepily snapped some photos, drank some drinks, and moved on. We also got a chance to meet with the authors after the readings, so there’s that. Overall an amazing evening.

The next event is February 11th with Cathy Chung, Chang-rae Lee, and Mona Awad, you should probably go if you’re in NYC .

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