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An Interview with Amy Gustine  photo
October 14, 2016 | Interview

An Interview with Amy Gustine 

Michael Deagler

Within its pages, the reader is invited to discover those wondrous things that only great short fiction can offer: an abbreviated window into disparate lives, intense and intricate moments of distress and disclosure, completely self-contained and executed in twenty-five pages or less (Deagler on Gustine's Collection).

Oaxaca Smack and Space Gladiators photo
October 13, 2016 | Fiction

Oaxaca Smack and Space Gladiators

Jackson Bliss

Even his sacred biosphere (of anime, video games, Oedipal and teen porn, poststructuralist psychobabble, and grad school fellowships) can’t save him from the critical intervention of the collapsing world.

Three Poems photo
October 12, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

Tyler Kline

Dear Katie The movie we watched the night you told me you were leaving your husband for a girl with skin rough as a... more

Fun Person photo
October 11, 2016 | Fiction

Fun Person

Deirdre Coyle

He removed a wad of fabric from under the bed, pulling on boxers and an Anthrax t-shirt. I winced at the Anthrax logo—I knew better than to fuck guys into thrash metal—too late now.

Smoothie Guru photo
October 10, 2016 | Fiction

Smoothie Guru

Erin McIntosh

I wondered what my mother would say about the gun, and then I wondered it out loud. M gave me a look I was too worn out to interpret.

Four Poems photo
October 10, 2016 | Poetry

Four Poems

Christine Gosnay

Being There Describing my body is easy because I do not know what it looks like. From above, I imagine my face when it... more

22, A Million photo
October 8, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

22, A Million

Micah Ling

22, A Million Bon Iver Label: Jagjaguwar Released: September 30, 2016 Length: 10 songs, 34 minutes   The first... more

Two Poems photo
October 7, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Bud Smith

Red Teeth Left work early to meet delivery peeps at my building. 100 weeks ago we ordered a couch. Tell ya, I've never seen... more

Hinterland Transmissions: Canadian Thanksgiving photo
October 7, 2016 | Nonfiction

Hinterland Transmissions: Canadian Thanksgiving

Steve Anwyll

But if it's anything like years passed it'll boil down to something real simple. Start drinking as soon as the coffee is done. Bottles of beer and wine. We'll wrap ourselves up in blankets to stave off the cold. Too cheap to turn on the portable radiators we use to heat our place. Her parents will call. We'll feign sobriety. A hard thing to do at 10:00 a.m. with wine-stained lips.

Dreamcrasher photo
October 6, 2016 | Fiction

Dreamcrasher

Agustín Lopez

I had never considered practicing polyamory, so when my girlfriend suggested it to me, I didn’t know what to say.

Two Poems photo
October 5, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Jackson Burgess

Outside I keep finding myself loitering in the snow, watching strangers clink their glasses through the window's frosted... more

Only Sunshine photo
October 4, 2016 | Fiction

Only Sunshine

Becky Mandelbaum

Her parents, Mary and Don, were overcome first by grief and then by caution: they purchased fire extinguishers and flame retardant blankets, put the fire department on speed dial and plugged the holes in the nursery wall with corks, so that the angry neighbors could not look in and make a spectacle of their only child. Julia was their everything

Five Poems photo
October 3, 2016 | Poetry

Five Poems

Elizabeth Cantwell

How Come No One On Twitter Is Talking About This The eye   a camera humming across the top of the earth :... more

The Fourth Date photo
October 2, 2016 | Sunday Comics

The Fourth Date

TJ Murray

Teeth and Claws photo
September 30, 2016 | Fiction

Teeth and Claws

Tabitha Laffernis

Some hours pass, and nobody has impressed her

Homonyms photo
September 29, 2016 | Fiction

Homonyms

Kieran Mundy

I didn’t say sorry, because it was hard to explain. Sorry I felt the way I did, absolutely. But not sorry I did it. I tried to make him understand.

A Very Small Forest Fire photo
September 28, 2016 | Fiction

A Very Small Forest Fire

Andrew Duncan Worthington

Before we entered the most raved about amusement park in the world, we went into the woods nearby . . . 

Feeding the Statues Dynamite with Sean Kilpatrick photo
September 27, 2016 | Interview

Feeding the Statues Dynamite with Sean Kilpatrick

Nicholas Rys

I only want to read erased fucking.

The Peculiar Draw of Orange photo
September 26, 2016 | Fiction

The Peculiar Draw of Orange

Eric Dovigi

John’s hands are on the wheel, very still, and he’s looking straight ahead at the dark yellow lines of Route 66.

Mantras Literary Icons Say to the Mirror photo
September 25, 2016 | Comics

Mantras Literary Icons Say to the Mirror

Anthony Veasna So & Alex Torres

Jacaranda photo
September 23, 2016 | Poetry

Jacaranda

Ashley Opheim

I’m just going to give up on these capitalist dreams and buy my self some land and a goat. 

Two Poems photo
September 23, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Christina Svenson

i can tell what age he lost his virginity

Interview with Jade Sharma  photo
September 22, 2016 | Interview

Interview with Jade Sharma 

Michael Deagler

The Millennial aspect is important because, like many Millennials, its protagonist does not wear labels easily.

Two Poems photo
September 22, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Emily Corwin

just ugly things I don’t want to look at.

Leonard/Fergus/Clemenza/Herbert/ Barzini/Lord Baltimore (noun) photo
September 21, 2016 | Poetry

Leonard/Fergus/Clemenza/Herbert/ Barzini/Lord Baltimore (noun)

Sarah Destin

You mean to say, “hello” or “good morning,” but you know that, between us, that would be strangely inappropriate before our morning cup of coffee

Five Mile Line photo
September 21, 2016 | Fiction

Five Mile Line

Eric Cavazos

This story is a fresh take on the proverbial phrase: go the extra mile for someone else. 

There Is a Word for This photo
September 20, 2016 | Fiction

There Is a Word for This

Ben Slotky

It starts like this, the saddest story I know does. It starts with me and it starts with my son.

Apocalyptic photo
September 20, 2016 | Poetry

Apocalyptic

AM Ringwalt

Nest of resin and surf wax among blood

Three Poems photo
September 19, 2016 | Poetry

Three Poems

William Torrey

“You’re damned if you do and damned if you won’t”

Jack Beauregard Divides His Time photo
September 16, 2016 | Fiction

Jack Beauregard Divides His Time

Benjamin T. Miller

Jack Beauregard divides his time into zeroes and ones. He divides his time between mundane tasks and the question of whether he is worth loving.