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Ashley Hutson’s “Hen of God” highlighted at Ploughshares blog

Ashley Hutson’s flash fiction, “Hen of God,” was selected by Ross McMeekin for the ongoing Plougshares column “The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week.” In the blog post, Ross deconstructs Ashley’s piece and talks about the role of ritual throughout “Hen of God.” It’s a thoughtful examination and celebration of Ashley’s story, and we’re glad to see this piece highlighted and discussed over at Ploughshares.

Check out the entire post at the Ploughshares blog.

Contributor Update: Ashley Hutson’s recent and forthcoming publications

Ashley Hutson’s story, “Soft Bodies,” was recently selected as a finalist for the Indianola Review‘s 2016 Leap Day Flash Fiction Prize (judged by David James Poissant) and will be published in the March issue. In February her nonfiction piece, “Back Aisles,” appeared in River Teeth. She also has forthcoming publications in Spelk, Calliope, Split Lip Magazine, Threadcount, and Fiction International. Read more at www.aahutson.com.

Contributor Update: Chris Fradkin’s recent publications

Chris Fradkin headshotChris Fradkin (contributor to The Conium Review: Vol. 1, No. 2) was recently published in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect. You can read the full-text version of his article, “Shared adversities of children and comic superheroes as resources for promoting resilience,” at Research Gate.  The article “considers the ‘pre-cloak’ stage of comic superheroes as a tool for the empowerment of vulnerable children,” as explained by Fradkin on the University of California, Merced website.

He also recently published “A Summary Evaluation of the Top-Five Brazilian Psychology Journals by Native English-Language Scholars” in Psicologia: Reflexao e Critica. And his article “Why the Endless Queue for Star Wars Makes Me Smile” appears at Pop Mythology.