STORY OF THE WEEK

The Other Nose By Philip Metres

The Other Nose

I’d come to Russia ready to start a second life, but every day, on trains and buses, people would burn holes with their eyes.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Nonconcordant By Jennifer Huang

Nonconcordant

When you ask to watch hentai together, I can’t stop myself from not-speaking and then from not-watching the screen.

SPOTLIGHT ON YOUNG ARTISTS

SPOTLIGHT ON YOUNG ARTISTS
A contest for writers, poets, artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old.

Please see the Guidelines.

WINNERS & FINALISTS

Congratulations . . .

Congratulations . . .


to Keith S. Wilson, Anne Haven McDonnell, and Anna Journey, the top three winners, and to all the contest finalists.

See the full list here.

Fall Issue

FICTION

FICTION

Fall Issue

FICTION

Miss Me Forever By Eugene Cross

Miss Me Forever

Tulsi is not in the position to lose a friend. He pinches the pill between his thumb and forefinger and places it on his tongue.
Blindsight By Joyce Carol Oates

Blindsight

What would it be, to be the last living survivor of a language? With a couple, there must be one who outlives the other.

FICTION

Roommates By David Rabe

Roommates

Emma hit her call button over and over, turning it off and back on in the hope that the blinking would send a kind of SOS.

FICTION

FICTION


NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

FICTION

Sagrada Familia By Holiday Reinhorn

Sagrada Familia

Until I met my husband I had the habit of telling people that my father died in a fire, but that was only if they asked.

FICTION

A Saint from Texas By Edmund  White

A Saint from Texas

Middle-class people imagine the privileged are bored and negative and languorously disapproving, but the truth is you’d swear they were on speed.


NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

Carol Edgarian in Conversation with Bridget Quinn

Carol Edgarian in Conversation with Bridget Quinn

A lively and far-reaching conversation about women’s rights, the power of the vote, and the too-often racist lens of history.

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

Across the Sea: A Sequence By Gbenga Adesina

Across the Sea: A Sequence

On the sea, your prayer is not to the whorl scarf of waves. Your prayer is to the fitful sleep of the dead.

POETRY

Maintenance and Other Poems By David Bottoms

Maintenance and Other Poems

Maybe you’ve paused in the dogwoods at the edge of a churchyard to hear those many tongues twisting into one tongue.

POETRY

The Lime Tree By Jessica Dionne

The Lime Tree

You say Laima lives here, goddess as cuckoo, gifting ripe wombs to women who kneel at roots, singing up to the branches.

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

Yet and Other Poems By April Goldman

Yet and Other Poems

He said laughing, it is brave of you to try to use the word beautiful, really kind of wild.

POETRY

North to Natoma and Other Poems By Kira Jan

North to Natoma and Other Poems

Daylike, we pass by empty lots of orchard land, the topsoil kept down more by pacing feet than water.

POETRY

Flightless (The String) By A. D. Lauren-Abunassar

Flightless (The String)

steal pens from hotel lobby desks and drawers untouched bibles. throw these pens into bodies of water and listen to how they don’t sink.

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

Grendel’s Mother to the Spear Danes By Erin Lynn

Grendel’s Mother to the Spear Danes

am I an animal
I am a woman
a wetland
I am made
of weather

POETRY

Fallen By Dion O’Reilly

Fallen

I fed that baby lamb, tested the milk’s temperature on my wrist, rubbed its dark wool with my bare hands.

iPOEMS

iPOEMS

iPOEMS

iPOEMS

Signs By John Freeman

Signs

Chestnut buds green the trees. How time operates on the mind, winding it like a clock.

iPOEMS

Sunrise Reminds the Shama to Emerge By Brenda McCaffrey

Sunrise Reminds the Shama to Emerge

sunrise reminds the shama to emerge from her perch in the pandanus tree

iPOEMS

Ampersand By Kevin Thomason

Ampersand

In carved hearts—the artery, link that links but won’t spell it out, scarf for pairs of playwrights.

iSTORIES

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

iSTORIES

The Call By Christopher Cooper

The Call

All we knew from my father, who took the call, was that my sister had to be cut from her car.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2020-09 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2020-09

Great new art and humor from Bob Eckstein, Farley Katz, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, David Rowles, and Kim Warp.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2020-08 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2020-08

New laughs from Seth Fleishman, Sam Marlow, Sam Patnoe, Victoria Roberts, and P. C. Vey.