STORY OF THE WEEK

Method By Madelin Parsley

Method

Jack is messing around with a stick he brought in from outside. April should stop him. Focus! she thinks. She can’t focus. It almost makes her laugh.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Working Title By Chaun Ballard

Working Title

Someone had to throw out the first cowbell, the first haymaker that left the first glass jaw in starlike daze: a jab, then a right, then a bang! in the kisser.

OPEN TO ALL WRITERS

OPEN TO ALL WRITERS
Narrative winners and finalists have gone on to win honors including the Pulitzer Prize, and have appeared in collections such as The Best American Short Stories.

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

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Fall Issue

FICTION

FICTION

FICTION

Fall Issue

FICTION

The Fate of Others By Richard Bausch

The Fate of Others

The old man looked over at him, not quite smiling. “I pissed in the fountain.” He heaved a long, slow sigh. “Twice.”

FICTION

OTP By Ann Beattie

OTP

The babies were going to be triplets, but one dematerialized. The remaining ones are a boy and a girl.

FICTION

Love Takes Hold By Michael Croley

Love Takes Hold

When he came back, the drinks freshened, she had slipped out of the dress. He was surprised by how unsurprised he was.

NONFICTION

NONFICTION

30 BELOW 30

NONFICTION

Plain Lucky By Bill Barich

Plain Lucky

While still a schoolboy, I received a surprise invitation to tryout for the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. 

NONFICTION

Great Falls By Pia Z. Ehrhardt

Great Falls

Walking on Canal Street with my two sisters and a niece, I slipped on the curb and fell on my face.

30 BELOW 30

30 BELOW 30

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

POETRY

POETRY

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

Reading Two Poems By Donald Hall

Reading Two Poems

The dog stopped and stared. A woman's long bare legs stretched up at the edge of the graveyard.

POETRY

Presence andOther Poems By Dan Gerber

Presence and
Other Poems

His mooseness was implacable, the light behind him from the trees.

POETRY

A Soliloquy Would Imply That the Stage Is Empty By Michael Wasson

A Soliloquy Would Imply That the Stage Is Empty

I’m kneeling—praying for this sinner to be saved.

iPOEMS

CARTOONS

iPOEMS

Priest Lake By Christopher Warner

Priest Lake

Oar blades, vast swirls of cirrus at dawn. The dead move within us in unmoored astronomies.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2019-08 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2019-08

New laughs from Pat Byrnes, Todd Condron, Seth Fleishman, David Rowles, and Mick Stevens.