By Jennie Fetzer Picture this, it’s the early 2000s, and if you’re a millennial or *cusp* Gen-Zer, you’re probably about to get off the bus from school, drink a Capri-Sun juice pouch, and read the Harry Potter series for the third (no, fourth) time through. A strange reality hit me the other day as I… More POV: You’re the Last Person in the World to Read Harry Potter
By Kathryn O’Donnell Our mission at Long River this issue was to find and publish pieces that are next, not now. “Next” shouldn’t be reserved solely for ideas that have never been discussed before. “Next” could be looking at a story that’s already been told from a new perspective. The parameters of “next” are defined… More What makes a story “next”?
I know what you’re thinking. Fanfiction. Aka poorly written smut by hormonal preteens. As a true lover of literature, I have no patience whatsoever for ill-written work. However, I refuse to condemn an entire community of writers based on the reputations of a few. If there’s anything I’ve learned by the truly enormous amount of… More Fanfiction: Try It—No Wait, Hear Me Out! by Diana Koehm