Short Story Advice from Chris Rhatigan

Over at DO SOME DAMAGE ace writer, editor, and publisher Chris Rhatigan takes a look at writing short stories. ‘As the co-editor of All Due Respect, I read a high volume of short stories. These days, the quality of submissions is high. Most of what we receive is fairly close to on target—the right length,…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: Chris Rhatigan

TELEVISION Mostly whatever my three-year-old is watching. My wife and I are rewatching 30 Rock, which in my estimation is the best show ever. BOOKS I’ve been on a Patricia Highsmith kick for the last my entire life. I just finished The Cry of the Owl. Every bit as excellent as her classics. I also…

All Due Respect e-Zine is BACK!

All Due Respect is one of the best and hippest indie noir publishers around. And it started out as an online e-zine back in 2010. The first pblished story was Methamphetamin and a Shotgun by Alec Cizak. Over the years they published stories from writers as diverse as Tom Pitts, Eric Beetner, and the late…

Conflict by Chris Rhatigan

One Thing Every Reader Wants to See A manuscript arrives in the All Due Respect inbox. It sits there for some time. Might be a day, might be a week, might be an hour. At some point, usually in the morning with a thermos of coffee, I open the manuscript. There’s one thing I’m looking…