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Our New Instagram Reading Series 

writers avitus b. carle and lizz huerta

Dear friends, 

We hope you are having a joyful and restful holiday season.

With the Ursa Short Fiction podcast on a short season break (we’ll be back in early 2024), and another top secret new podcast in the works (!!), we wanted to keep the stories and conversations flowing. So we’ve started a new Reading + Interview series on Instagram and TikTok

Our first two featured writers are Lizz Huerta (author of the YA fantasy THE LOST DREAMER) and Avitus B. Carle, whose flash story, “Gentlemen Callers,” was published in Fractured Lit. 

We’re going to feature short stories, essays, novels, and more. If you have a story, book, or writer you’d like us to consider, email us at

Ask Deesha and Dawnie Anything

We also have more reader AMA episodes coming up in 2024, so you can send us your questions, or leave us a voicemail at

Over 100k downloads for Ursa Short Fiction!

Ursa Short Fiction has surpassed 100k downloads in our first two seasons. We are so thankful for your support this year, and we’re excited for more in 2024. 

— Dawnie, Deesha, and Mark 

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