Jason Lee Brown’s “Masterful Novella” is Now Available!

The Fly Came Near It is pleased to announce the release of Jason Lee Brown’s Championship Run! Friends Jay, JonD, and Think are forever changed after a shared tragedy sends their lives into a downward spiral of guilt and bad decisions. “Championship Run is a masterful novella, and Jason Lee Brown is a magician to have…

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Old Northwest Review Accepting Submissions for 2016

Nearly two years ago, The Fly Came Near it announced on Michiganders Post the creation of a new literary journal entitled Old Northwest Review. During a three-month open call for submissions period, ONR received many submitted poems and stories from writers across the Midwest for the inaugural issue which was released October 28, 2014. Last March, Michiganders Post announced that Old Northwest…

This Old (and Full) House

By Brandon James Anderson In 2014, I took a look at how American popular culture was feeling increasingly nostalgic for all things related to the ‘90s. In fact, I wrote about this several times during 2014. With so many examples to draw upon back then—from the Reading Rainbow reboot, a sequel sitcom to Boy Meets…

Winner of the 2015 Dickens Contest: “Angels, We Have Heard”

 Congratulations to Phillip Sterling, winner of our Third Annual Dickens Christmas Contest! Congratulations to our finalists, Roberta Brown and Joe Johnston, as well. Our gratitude goes out to everyone who participated this year. We were pleased to see such a robust group of writers coming out from behind their bookshelves to join us for this annual holiday festivity. We…