STORY OF THE WEEK

Romeo By Bill Smoot

Romeo

When I got home, my socks torn, my mother and father were sitting in the living room watching TV as if nothing had happened.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Midnight Cowboy Always MakesHer Cry  By L.S. McKee

Midnight Cowboy Always Makes
Her Cry

Alva can feel Miami within their grasp, beyond the cold blue of the TV.

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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

FEATURES

FICTION

NONFICTION

Fall Issue

FEATURES

My Dear Friendand Yours By George Saunders

My Dear Friend
and Yours

“What would Tobias Wolff do?” is a question that often appears in my mind at moments of duress.

FICTION

Flotsam By Nancy Hale

Flotsam

It would never do to offend the conductor of a vessel containing the life not only of herself but of the being most precious to her.

NONFICTION

On Nancy Hale’s “Flotsam” By Ann Beattie

On Nancy Hale’s “Flotsam”

The child does not yet know that having your facts straight won’t make life clear and protect you.

FICTION

FICTION

FICTION

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.

FICTION

FICTION

FICTION

The Letters By Nicholas  Delbanco

The Letters

He had touched a nerve in her, a memory of what it felt like years before to be possessed by fiction and forcing a phrase into form.

FICTION

Late Rumspringa By Austin Smith

Late Rumspringa

One morning, after chores were done, chores his boys used to do, Abraham Zimmerman told his wife that he was going to town.

NARRATIVE OUTLOUD

NONFICTION

NONFICTION

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.

NONFICTION

Plain Lucky By Bill Barich

Plain Lucky

While still a schoolboy, I received a surprise invitation to try out 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.

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

By Land By Tyree Daye

By Land

I’ve lived on dirt roads that bent and ended at a gate of pines, the dust skipped up didn’t make my mother look like a dream.

POETRY

Presence andOther Poems By Dan Gerber

Presence and
Other Poems

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

POETRY

When I Lose and Other Poems By Richard Kenney

When I Lose and Other Poems

When I have fears that we may cease, another genus losing its single species, then I lose speech.

POETRY

POETRY

iPOEMS

POETRY

Ode to Left-Handedness and Other Poems By Gregory Orr

Ode to Left-Handedness and Other Poems

So all I could do was cut in clumsy zigzags and feel like a fool.

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

Priest Lake By Christopher Warner

Priest Lake

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

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2019-09 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2019-09

New art and humor by Pat Byrnes, Andrew Dicus, Drew Panckeri, Julia Suits, and Chris Weyant.

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.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2019-07 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2019-07

Great new toons by Julia Bernhard, Pat Byrnes, Andrew Dicus, Mick Stevens, P. C. Vey.