“There are plenty of ways to go wrong with a story like this one—overwriting, sentimentality or its too-ambiguous flipside—but Ms. Armistead holds our interest, resists self-pity, and delivers restrained paragraphs as clear as the desert air.”
— Review of Oasis, Winner of the William Van Dyke Award and Pushcart Nominee

 

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GUEST JUDGE FOR WILLIAM VAN DYKE PRIZE

Armistead is currently serving as a panelist for the 2019 William Van Dyke Award in fiction. Winners announced in March.

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EVIE’S CORNER: LITERARY REVIEWS BY A SIX YEAR OLD

Explore a six-year-old's literary review of "The Man in the Long Black Coat," a song from the album "Oh Mercy" by Bob Dylan.

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CREATING IMPROMPTU STORIES

Watch Allyson create 4 stories in 50 minutes as part of Ruminate Magazine's 50 Hours of Happenings series.