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New Story Posted: “What’s it like to be a modern kangaroo hunter?” by Andrew George

Greetings. Our friend from Australia, Andrew George, posted this curious account on his personal blog last week. We found it so interesting that we asked him if we could re-post it here. Hope that you enjoy! And happy Thanksgiving!

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New Story and New Poem Posted: Emma Reed Jones and David Alexander Craig

Emma’s third story for Newhandsweepstakes, “The Shits Who Keep the World Ongoing” is a playful amalgam of dialogue and description concerning gender, language, and (the absence of) romance. David’s poem, “Three Scenes from my Life this Past Month,” is the … Continue reading

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New Story Posted: “Lucy Dreaming” by Emma Reed Jones

Erotic fiction is one genre we run relatively short on here at Newhandsweepstakes. Thankfully, Emma Reed Jones’ surreal gem, “Lucy Dreaming,” has come along to help remedy this paucity. Representing as it does both the pleasure of betrayal and the … Continue reading

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New Story Posted: “I Dream of Being Warm Again” by Emma Reed Jones

We at Newhandsweepstakes are pleased to welcome our newest contributor, Emma Reed Jones (currently of Eugene, soon to be of Oakland, PhD freshly minted) and to bring you the first of a series of pre-eminently evocative short-stories penned by Emma, … Continue reading

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New Story Added: “The Market” by Alena Hopkins

We are pleased to add “The Market,” Alena’s first contribution to Newhandsweepstakes, as the inaugural story of 2011. It portrays a subject unable to sell her home and hence unable to leave behind a troubled past. In this way, the … Continue reading

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New Story Posted: “Roots” by Caitlyn Cavanaugh

Cavanaugh’s new story, reminiscent of “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, is frightening in its sweetness. Through subtle and unnerving brushstrokes, she leaves the reader with an awareness of the hidden dangers of rural America–but also, somehow, of fidelity. Excerpt: When … Continue reading

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