Tara Laskowski

Location Burke, VA
Website http://www.taralaskowski.com

About Me

Tara Laskowski is the author of Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons (Matter Press, 2012). She is a senior editor at SmokeLong Quarterly. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University and recently completed a manuscript of her first novel, set in her hometown in Pennsylvania. She was the 2009 Kathy Fish Fellow at SmokeLong. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in several places, most recently The Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, FRiGG, The Collagist and Storyglossia. Her short story "Like Everyone Else" was published in Fiction Weekly and was a storySouth Million Writers Award notable online story in 2009. Another story, "Hole to China," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Tara Laskowski's Wall

Rae Bryant – Jul 18, 2010

Heya, Tara.

Jon Davies – Apr 15, 2010

Yjsmld gpt yjr jr;[ pm Dvstu z,pbor/ (In other words: Thanks for the help on Scary Movie.)

David Erlewine – Oct 01, 2009

indeed, Tara, the SLQ artwork was perfect!!

David Erlewine – Sep 30, 2009

Damn, "Little Girls" looks perfect on SLQ. Loved it when I read a draft on the naut and love it even more now. Great job.

Gary Moshimer – Sep 28, 2009

I really appreciate the feedback. I haven't worked on this in a while, so the initial "fervor" is gone. I think I have to go back and make the changes, maybe having the son play a more minor role, still taking stuff, but maybe by accident having the box of letters. And starting with the narrator relating some clues to he and his wife's life together, how he thought they had a perfect life, and then to find out she might have had someone else but he'll never really know. Yeah, I'm feeling it.

See ya – Sep 25, 2009

thanks Tara for the words on the Gratcher.

Gary Percesepe – Aug 26, 2009

hi tara,

thanks for joining up--

go to the faq that jurgen wrote up, it explains how groups work pretty well. you can add a story that you have published on f'naut simply by clicking "group it." etc etc

yeah, i have been at MR for a while now, a great place--

all best,


Timothy Gager – Aug 05, 2009

SL was a no.

Timothy Gager – Jul 21, 2009

it's out at Inertia and the NPR 3 minute fiction contest...these are the rejects (none returned with comments, not that I expect that) Monkey Bicycle, Quick Fiction, Frigg, Mud Lucious, Vestal Review, Necessary Fiction

Timothy Gager – Jul 21, 2009

Thanks...that piece remains homeless. There must be a hole in it that I'm not seeing.

Heather Fowler – Jun 30, 2009

Hi Tara,

Thanks for stopping in on my comma piece. :) Hope your own work is going great! All warmest, H

Gary Percesepe – May 26, 2009

hi tara,

thanks for taking the time to read "gail" and for your comment--

all best in your work,


C. Kaminski – May 22, 2009

Thanks, Tara! He's Leo. In addition to the number of charming services he provides as a cat, his photogenic mug makes for an excellent avatar. I'd recommend him to you, but yours is quite nice already, and it seems you have some feline writing buddies of your own, as well. (Loved this interview: http://artandliterature.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/ten-questions-for-tara-laskowski/ ) Cheers...and [a belated] congratulations, too!

David Erlewine – May 15, 2009

Hi Tara, thanks for your kind note. Kudos on the 09 Fish Fellowship! That's awesome. She's one of my favorite writers.

Kathy Fish – May 15, 2009

Has anyone ever told you that you look like Holly Hunter? You do!

Kathy Fish – May 15, 2009

Hi Tara!

Dave Clapper – Feb 03, 2009

That's Lily. She's actually Ellen Parker's pug, but we've sort of adopted each other. :)

Michelle Reale – Jan 22, 2009

Tara, congratulations!

Laura Ellen Scott – Jan 21, 2009

there she is. invite art so he doesn't fuss. I'm out of invites (I think).

Scott Garson – Jan 21, 2009

second that. go GMU.

barry graham – Jan 21, 2009

congrats on the 09 fish fellowship

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