With any story, you want to be taken into a world that you haven't been before—taken into a consciousness, into the mind of a person you’re unfamiliar with.
An Interview about the Creative Process with Nico Pereda, Filmmaker and Director of Summer of Goliath, Fauna, and The Private Property Trilogy
It's more like you've been all your life consuming—consuming images, consuming the world around you, conversations, and all kinds of things that you read, but also consuming experiences in many ways. What you create as artists is distilling that experience.
A Box of Ingredients: Interview with Beth Piatote, Sudden Fiction Guest Judge and Author of The Beadworkers: Stories
I think about other Native people who may read that piece and can, through the piece, feel a connection to those lands...feel that they are there.
“Short, colorful, Twilight Zone-y Tales”: An interview with Ben Loory, Sudden Fiction guest judge and author of Tales of Falling and Flying
I decided early on that I was going to write my stories...in my own voice, my own words, with my own sense of humor and my own actual grammar and peculiarities of speech… everything exactly the way I would tell it.
Written Representation Through Shared Family Stories: Interview with E.P. Tuazon author of “Professional Lola”
It's really important to have this kind of representation for our culture, because there's not a lot of it out there.
An Exchange of Letters: Interview with Grace Lavery, author of Please Miss
I have, frankly, had a sort of self-aggrandizing sense of my own importance since I was a young child. So I've been writing this book all my fucking life.
Kaleidoscopic Chaos: Interview with Cora Ballek, author of “The Last Snowfall” and Sudden Fiction winner
You never know what the next scenario is going to be, is it going to be something innocent like, oh, the parents let their kids play in the snow and let them live joyfully, or is it going to be nature wiping out humanity?
An Element of Sacrifice: Interview with Emily Dezurick-Badran, author of Issue 41 story “Remainder”
Sacrifice can be this totally joyful choice that people make, which is something that I've come to terms with more, recently.
Echoed Traumas and The Inheritance of a Nation: Interview with Conrad Loyer, author of Issue 41 story “Haunted Home”
This explanation of my relationship with racial memory and inherited trauma, I think, started coming in.
Making Wordplay Visual: Interview with Amy-Grace Ratanapratum, Artist of Issue 41 Piece “Mindless Eye”
I did feel like I was sort of peering into their brain and trying to pluck out what they thought was the most important part.