VerbSap

Concise Prose. Enough Said.
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About Us

VerbSap is an independent online literary magazine featuring an eclectic selection of concise prose. We publish more than 100 short stories and author interviews each year, showcasing the work of recognized and emerging writers.

Our authors have been awarded Pushcart Prizes, Nebula Awards, and major grants such as The Guggenheim Fellowship, and many stories originally published in VerbSap have been reprinted in independent collections. Over the past three years, more than 20 stories from VerbSap contributing writers have featured on the storySouth Million Writers Award list of notable online fiction.

We accept submissions during posted reading periods.


We Are

Laurie Seidler is the Founding Editor of VerbSap and a former Reporter, Editor, and Bureau Chief for Dow Jones & Co. Her reporting has appeared in in The Wall Street Journal, among other newspapers, and she has had short fiction published in various literary journals. Her column, The Editor's Notebook, is available at VerbSap. She is a graduate of Yale University and has an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts. She lives in San Jose with her husband and son.

Randall Osborne writes in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has appeared in salon.com, identitytheory.com, the Chicago Tribune, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and The Progressive magazine, among others. He is finishing a book of stories.

Paul Schweer (Seen Waking) is a part-time student at Rollins College. His work can be found online at AikiWeb. He lives with his wife Cheryl in Apopka, Florida.

Neil Crabtree lives in Miami, FL, and offers commentary through his daily blog, Believable Lies. He is completing a novel, The Barricades of Heaven, and a short story collection, Isolated Incidents.

 

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