The Flatirons Literary Review is a Boulder, Colorado, purveyor of perfectly ripened, fresh-picked prose and poetry. We select the finest local writing across the genres to ensure a varied literary diet, rich with regional flavors.
Think Globally, Read Locally

Think Globally, Read Locally

A sustainable, local literary magazine
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"Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation" by Kathryn Winograd

“Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation” by Kathryn Winograd

Review by Annie Dawid Phantom Canyon, a rough and rustic valley in the Front Range, inspires Colorado essayist and poet Kathryn Winograd to write a series of visceral essays that both wound and heal. Rich with mining history and the detritus of a formerly prosperous life, the area surrounding Phantom Canyon, including the once-gilded Victor,...
Vote for the 2014 Reader's Choice Award

Vote for the 2014 Reader’s Choice Award

Voting ends on Monday, January 5, 2015, at midnight. Any votes after the deadline will not be tallied. It’s time to vote for the Reader’s Choice Awards. Flatirons Literary Review is recognizing the best pieces published in 2014. Cast your vote. Visit, find your favorite piece and indicate your choice in the comment area below....
"Kansas" by Erin Block

“Kansas” by Erin Block

I was standing at the corner when he went flying past, like a superhero to save the day. I was standing in the creek, tying green willow-twigs together with twine from straw bales spread for chicken bedding, making tiny rafts like Huck Finn, thinking it was getting close to lunchtime and wondering what I’d be...
"Noise" by Connor Thomas Cleary

“Noise” by Connor Thomas Cleary

They held each other after the act; she always wanted him to stay inside her, so he did. “I hate you sometimes,” she said, almost lovingly. Then she pulled him tighter, pawing, and taking in the scent of his oily hair. “I know.” His lashes pulled at Roma’s cheek when he blinked. It was dappled...
November 16, 2014 – Fast and Focused Writing With Lori DeBoer

November 16, 2014 – Fast and Focused Writing With Lori DeBoer

Most writers have felt the pressure of the ticking clock. It’s easy to have more projects than time, yet these projects both need and deserve to be finished. In this workshop with Lori DeBoer, writers of all genres will learn strategies for optimizing their writing time. Subjects will include ways to write faster, thwart distractions,...
Flatirons Literary Review Announces New Awards

Flatirons Literary Review Announces New Awards

Flatirons Literary Review is celebrating the 2014 contributors with a new awards’ series. We are recognizing the best pieces published in 2014 with an Editors’ Choice Award and a Readers’ Choice Award. The Editors’ Choice Award will be given in the categories of fiction, flash fiction, essays, poetry and humor. A Readers’ Choice Award will be...
"Circus Dreams" by Debbie Maxwell Allen

“Circus Dreams” by Debbie Maxwell Allen

The lavender sky dripped with stars when the traveling circus rolled into town. “Let me peek, Pa. Please?” Pa grunted beneath a cloud of pipe smoke. The newspaper crinkled, protesting when he unfolded it in the lantern light. “Ain’t no girl of mine going out in the dark near some bunch of tramps.” He didn’t...
November 9, 2014 – Literary Salon Hosted by Amanda McCracken

November 9, 2014 – Literary Salon Hosted by Amanda McCracken

  The Literary Salon is fashioned after the great salons of Paris in the Eighteenth Century. It is free and open to the public. Participants talk about their writing process, share advice, describe experiences and discuss the latest trends. Topics range widely. All genres and experience levels are welcome. This month, Amanda McCracken, Boulder, Colorado, will be hosting...
November 7, 2014 – Boulder Writers' Workshop Member Mixer

November 7, 2014 – Boulder Writers’ Workshop Member Mixer

    Please join Boulder Writers’ Workshop on Friday, November 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Vic’s Coffee, 1886 30th Street, Suite B, upstairs, Boulder. If you’re not yet a BWW member, feel free to join the mixer and get to know the Boulder Writers’ Workshop members. This is a great opportunity to network...
"Remaining Artifacts" by Kelley J. Leigh

“Remaining Artifacts” by Kelley J. Leigh

Two guys in dusty coveralls close the loading door with a rolling slam. The big yellow auction truck pulls out of the driveway, takes the steep turn and disappears down the suburban golf course street. I grab a broom and stand alone. My mother-in-law’s two-car garage is finally emptied of the things no one wanted to keep....
Interview with Lynda Hilburn

Interview with Lynda Hilburn

Lynda Hilburn is an author living in Boulder, Colorado. Her Vampire Psychologist series is a dark, contemporary fantasy series featuring a witty female psychologist who encounters a vampire in her office. Soon, the psychologist finds her life changing drastically as she is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark world of the vampire subculture. Hilburn puts...
October 19, 2014 – Literary Salon Hosted by Judy Rose

October 19, 2014 – Literary Salon Hosted by Judy Rose

Judy Rose, Centennial, Colorado, will be hosting a Literary Salon on Sunday, October 19, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. The Literary Salon is a free event, open to the public. Its goal is to bring together passionate people to discuss their own experience with literature, as well as...