STORY OF THE WEEK

Eleanor By Courtney Knowlton

Eleanor

Eleanor didn’t do anything except smile about my comments about sex. And why should she have? I was her boyfriend’s sister!

POEM OF THE WEEK

Demonic Possession Is 9/10 of the Law By Dean Young

Demonic Possession Is 9/10 of the Law

If the landlord tells you not to hang a mirror in that room, do not hang a mirror in that room.

FINAL MONTH TO ENTER

FINAL MONTH TO ENTER
Deadline: Thurs., Nov. 19, at midnight, PDT.

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

Please see the Guidelines.

N30B WINNERS

Reading Rilke and Other Poems By Aria  Aber

Reading Rilke and Other Poems

To miss my life in Kabul is to tongue pears laced with needles. I had no life in Kabul. How then can I trust my mind’s long corridor, its longing for before?

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.

FICTION

Ice By Andre Dubus III

Ice

She was sure her husband had heard her then and would come running outside, maybe even with his stupid pistol.
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

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

Food for the Common Cold By Morgan  Talty

Food for the Common Cold

The farther I got, the more I wanted to see the place engulfed in flames, so the matter between Mom and Frick would be settled.

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.

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

GRAPHIC STORIES

GRAPHIC STORIES

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

Forward and Thrive By Fabian J. Luna

Forward and Thrive

After my father passed away, I’d go back to stare at the cave paintings on the walls, trying to make sense of the voices silenced by time.

GRAPHIC STORIES

This Place We Call Home By Angie Kang

This Place We
Call Home

It may be the typical American Dream to want to own a home. But my mom’s American Dream wasn’t so much American as it was just a dream.

GRAPHIC STORIES

Occupy City Hall Sketchbook By Sofia Warren

Occupy City Hall Sketchbook

On June 23rd, ahead of the July 1st budget deadline, activists set up camp at New York City Hall.

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

Syrinx and Other Poems By Bruce Bond

Syrinx and
Other Poems

The world has fallen from a high place and shattered gardens over earth, and the scattered pieces need each other to be seen.

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

POETRY

POETRY

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

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

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

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

One More Day and Other Poems By Elizabeth Metzger

One More Day and Other Poems

Things had been going hellishly for a long while which meant many were making me hate.

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.

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

Before the Borderless by Dean Rader and Cy Twombly

Before the Borderless

This, viewer, is what I am thinking as I imagine you in front of the painting—lost in the swirl of signifier and signified.

POETRY

The Touch and Other Poems By James Richardson

The Touch and Other Poems

Forty years on, the wine we poured out on the lawn leaving the party together reaches the ocean.

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.

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2020-10 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2020-10

New toons by Kendra Allenby, Bob Eckstein, Glen Le Lievre, Julia Suits, and Phil Witte.

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.