STORY OF THE WEEK

Bruise

When she crossed her legs in a way that hiked her dress higher and moved her body toward him, he touched the bruise with his fingertip, more softly than an elevator button.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Of Blood and Stem

If I had known there was a zealot carving into your blood clot, I would have stayed on the phone much longer. I would have listened to you sing the Mei hua, Mei hua song.

OPEN TO ALL WRITERS

We’re looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photography, graphic stories, and excerpts from long fiction and nonfiction.

Please see the Fall Contest Guidelines.

POETRY

Harder and Other Poems

If you’re going to storm, I said, do it harder. Pummel nests from limbs and drown the furred things in their dens.

NONFICTION

FICTION

FEATURES

NONFICTION

The Lost Sister: An Elegy

The misogyny of psychology! Those many decades when the medical norm was the white male specimen and the female a sort of weak aberration.

FICTION

L’entracte

They walked aimlessly, in silence. They were floating away toward the inevitable moment when they would have to stop, to look at each other, to end this.

FEATURES

Remembering Robert Stone

Bill Barich, Annie Beattie, Annie Dillard, Carol Edgarian, Tom Jenks, Joy Williams, Tobias Wolff, and many others share their memories of the legendary author.

CLASSICS

CLASSICS

PHOTOGRAPHY

CLASSICS

Rest Cure

Even here, in the south, in the sun even, the coal-mines remained. His nostrils were sick with the smell of them and on his cheeks he felt lingering the slipping mantle of the English fog.

CLASSICS

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond

our eyes have their silence: in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Badlands

My goal in assembling this series of photos is partly to document traveling culture and partly to explore the myth of the American West I felt so strongly as a boy.

iSTORIES

ISTORIES

CARTOONS

iSTORIES

One Day

“I like Thornton Wilder’s idea of, before you die, reliving your choice of any one day in your life. For me it would be the day we met. The day I first saw you.”

ISTORIES

Firefight

We’d found unattended pallets of Red Bull behind the chow hall at a firebase along the MSR Tampa and packed the four HMMWVs with flats of it.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2015-08

Great new cartoons by Ken Krimstein, Mary Lawton, Rina Piccolo, P. C. Vey, and Wen Winslow.