Jeff Bond writes stories and edits video, and has for decades been a staple of Manhattan daylife as a Happy Hour bartender. He is also known as the "Lester" half of the satirical web series "Lester & Charlie." His short story, Excerpts From My Novel: Here’s the Story of a Lovely Lady, appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency sometime in the early 21st Century. He lives in New York City.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.
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