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An Interview with Katie Bowler and Matthew Specktor photo
December 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Katie Bowler and Matthew Specktor

Anna Clark

(Editor's note: this month, I asked a former Warren Wilson classmate of mine, Anna Clark, to... more

Ride photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Ride

Glen Pourciau

A few minutes till closing on a Friday, a kid still in the library, no parent with him, too cold out for him to walk home if he lives any... more

Two Stories photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Two Stories

Kuzhali Manickavel

The Four Steps of Standard Plastination 1. Fixation When Lily was born, it was decided she would be the last because the... more

Graham Will Fall and Hit His Head photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Graham Will Fall and Hit His Head

A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz

Graham needs to be an interesting character. Graham is a doctor. Graham is a brain surgeon. Graham is a brain... more

Notes on a Failed Town photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Notes on a Failed Town

Trent England

It was a long time before slavery went away. The town kept their own slaves well into the Carnegie Administration, trading... more

Three Stories photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Three Stories

Xhenet Aliu

How To Play Shit My brothers Kimi and Mike left with their friend Carmen to steal some watermelon Now & Laters from the... more

An Interview with Victor LaValle photo
November 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Victor LaValle

Amy Minton

AMY: Hello, Victor. Thank you for agreeing to talk with me again. As with our last interview, I'd like to... more

House Calls photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

House Calls

Chad Simpson

The sun wasn't even fully up yet and there I was, on some stranger's roof, about to begin work for the day, when this girl,... more

The Secret of Healers and Monsters photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Secret of Healers and Monsters

Justin Hamm

All his life the boy threw knives. In his youth he threw knives only in his mind, pretended himself the central... more

Capture This Thing photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

Capture This Thing

Brian Mihok

Take it from inside you and draw it out. Do it before it decides you are not what you seem to be and, as a result, holds you up... more

Fathers, Sons, Acorns, Oak Trees photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

Fathers, Sons, Acorns, Oak Trees

Roxane Gay

In high school, dating Randall "Big Randy" Barton was a rite of passage for the small population of black... more

An Interview with Patrick deWitt photo
October 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Patrick deWitt

Matthew Simmons

The drinking life has been rendered in print on so many occasions, it seems unlikely that anyone could find... more

An Interview with Molly Gaudry photo
October 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Molly Gaudry

Amy Minton

Molly Gaudry yanked me back from a depressing precipice. For the past three weeks I've been immersed in the world... more

My Hand, Dead Tissue, Severed at the Wrist photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

My Hand, Dead Tissue, Severed at the Wrist

Kevin Wilson

Carol Gipson had acne and was the slightest bit pudgy but she seemed like someone who would turn beautiful... more

A Businessman & photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

A Businessman &

Reynard Seifert

I put on my suit. It's a business suit. I'm a businessman and I mean business. I mean 'business' with a big... more

Mechler & I photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

Mechler & I

Andrew Roe

With apologies to Jorge Luis Borges' "Borges and I" The other one, the one called Melcher, is the fuckup. I... more

Grass photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

Grass

David Holub

Doug's house looks the same as Bob's house. Bob lives next to Doug. On the ground surrounding their houses they have planted blades of... more

Four Recent Apocalypses photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

Four Recent Apocalypses

Lucy Corin

Lucky All these people. How did they do it? Well, many did not. Broke as eggs on sidewalks, sister. They were walking... more

An Interview with Kyle Beachy photo
September 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Kyle Beachy

Jensen Whelan

Kyle Beachy's debut novel The Slide is the kind of first novel that makes you happy for the presence of... more

An Interview with J. Robert Lennon photo
September 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with J. Robert Lennon

Andrew Ervin

I first read J. Robert Lennon in a short-lived lit mag out of Philly called Night Rally. I picked up a copy... more

The Zoo: Two Stories photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Zoo: Two Stories

J. A. Tyler

penguins For the penguins it is cold and sometimes it is cold like that in my bedroom, where I sleep, and the covers that... more

Slut Whore photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

Slut Whore

Cami Park

Slut Whore has every Barbie on the market, lined up sitting on her windowsill along her bedroom wall, and all the best clothes and... more

Interview with a Union Soldier, Recently Dead photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

Interview with a Union Soldier, Recently Dead

Erin Lindsay McCabe

Near a mound of fresh dirt under a sprawling oak tree. Cannons rumble in the distance. Lounging next to... more

A Letter to Amandas photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

A Letter to Amandas

Amanda Marbais

My friend Brandon has packed his friend's Jeep with provisions of snowballs, dried turkey, Finlandia. Observing the heaped... more

An Interview with Larry Fondation photo
July 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Larry Fondation

Brian Allen Carr

Larry Fondation is the author of four books, all of which display his mastery at quilting micro and short fictions... more

In the Land Between the Valley and the Hills, What Men Said, They Meant photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

In the Land Between the Valley and the Hills, What Men Said, They Meant

Damian Dressick

Before the blue was sailed by Columbus and his greedy, maritime ilk, before... more

Garbage Day photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

Garbage Day

Baird Harper

Early Morning Debra Jims dreams of Kool-Aid. The juice leaves a red mustache above her lip. Men around her have mustaches too, real... more

Tell the Bees photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

Tell the Bees

Jessica Piazza

"...as soon as a member of the family has breathed his or her last a younger member of the household... is told to visit the... more

The Piano Thief and Hamsters photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Piano Thief and Hamsters

Stephen Graham Jones

The Piano Thief It'll take him all of a month, longer if he's in love. But always at least those thirty... more

An Interview with Jedediah Berry photo
June 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Jedediah Berry

Jensen Whelan

Jedediah Berry's first novel The Manual of Detection came out in February from the Penguin Press to... more