From the Fiction Editor

Brief note from the managing editor:  For this week’s blog post, we feature Shelia O’Connor’s thoughts on 2016 WSR Fiction Prize winner, Saba Waheed’s piece “World Cup”. Ms. Waheed will be joining us on Friday for our Annual Reading...

Surfacing for Fall

While the inevitable scroll of first day school photos are infiltrating my Facebook feed, I am a woman still straddling the gap between these seasons. One child already well into her first month of a year-round middle school and a barnacle of a boy attached to my...

Water~Stone Review Summer Writing Workshop

At the center of Buntrock Commons on St. Olaf College, there is a memorial. It is a lovely wood tower with a huge wind chime. It is a magnificent structure made all the more meaningful by what it represents. The memorial is for the students that pass on while...

It Could Have Been Fireworks, by Danielle Bylund

Here in Saint Paul, MN we’ve just weathered a storm. On Tuesday, July 5, a fast moving, surprising thunderstorm hit. It changed the blue sky to black and whipped the trees with a vicious wind. My little house is on high ground. We overlook a small, triangular park and...

My Year with Water~Stone Review

I’m Chelsea, a second-year MFA student here at Hamline. Months after graduating from Central Michigan University, I packed up my bags and moved 700 miles away from home. I was a 22 year old with big dreams, no job, little knowledge of the Twin Cities. Flash forward...

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