Eli Cranor

Eli Cranor Wins Novel Contest

Congratulations to former GR contributor Eli Cranor, whose novel Don’t Know Tough is the winner of the Peter Lovesey First Crime Novel Contest. “Don’t Know Tough,” Eli Cranor’s short story of the same name, won the 2017 Robert Watson Literary Prize and appeared in The Greensboro Review 103. Cranor’s work was selected from more than two hundred entrants […]

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Editor’s Dive into the Archives: Matt Coz on Dummy by Derek Updegraffe

Subtext. Charles Baxter describes it as the “subterranean realm” of a story. It’s what fuels character’s emotions and motivations. It’s a technique not of showing or telling but implying. The very nature of subtext, when executed correctly, allows the reader to fill in the blanks, to become an active participant in the story: subtext allows […]

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Editor’s Dive into the Archives: Emma Boggs on Shark Fishers by Marlowe Moore

While flipping randomly through an older edition of the Greensboro Review, I came across Marlowe Moore’s “Shark Fishers.” Its prose is what first caught my eye. Simplistic but beautiful—the mark of any skilled writer—the language here shines with its clear and clean conveyance, with its truthful rendering of the narrative at hand. Like any great […]

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Editor’s Dive into the Archives: Chris Swensen on Dixie Whistle by Neil Serven

If you are a reader like me, you may have a deep abiding skepticism of 1980s nostalgia and the well-worn tropes of coming-of-age stories. Yet despite this the Neil Serven story “Dixie Whistle” maddeningly blends these exact elements and masterfully makes a touching and funny portrait of adolescent loneliness. Sure, there’s your 10-year-old protagonist and […]

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