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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out photo
August 22, 2019 | Fiction

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Jan Saenz

It’s after midnight and Jason is awake, trying to ignore the suspicion his twin sister is masturbating on the... more

Organics photo
August 21, 2019 | Fiction


Caitlin Rae Taylor

Nobody knows Ralph has a flask tucked in his front shirt pocket. His blue Hi-Mart vest hides the bulge it makes beneath the fabric.

Put a Fork in It photo
August 21, 2019 | Poetry

Put a Fork in It

Mureall Hebert

We ate dinner with our heads down masticated silence Mom slathered hot sauce on everything including Dad’s words and the ones he... more

King Princess, "Make My Bed" photo
August 20, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

King Princess, "Make My Bed"

Kaitlyn Herndon

I’ve started to clench my teeth before falling asleep. 

Patrick Coleman Interview photo
August 19, 2019 | Interview

Patrick Coleman Interview

Micah Ling

A conversation with Patrick Coleman, loosely around his new book, The Churchgoer (Harper Perennial).

This is a story about... more

two poems photo
August 19, 2019 | Poetry

two poems

Tommy O’Rourke


Hello. This is my body. 
It makes me terrible. 
Someone opens it... more

Uncommon Prayer photo
August 16, 2019 | Youth Group Essays

Uncommon Prayer

Julia Dixon Evans

He was super into God. He was super into church. And he was super into me

Fish photo
August 16, 2019 | Fiction


Z Kennedy-Lopez

We amass, aquatic, shoal of the legless. The one grown webby with appendages pads onto the raspy sand, and we surface to see: gleeful and aroused... more

But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end  photo
August 15, 2019 | Poetry

But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end 

Jeremiah Moriarty

after Britney Spears

The camera pans—is this... more

two poems photo
August 15, 2019 | Poetry

two poems

Julia Lattimer

Precarious Poem

I’m craigslisting again and this time, 
I’m in Portland hanging plants

next to... more

Arrangements photo
August 15, 2019 | Fiction


Merridawn Duckler

There was a Help Wanted sign at the florists. I had a car, so I walked in and applied. This was a time in my life when I’d decided anyone could do anything. In other words, I was an artist.

First Love and the Zippo Prophecy photo
August 14, 2019 | Fiction

First Love and the Zippo Prophecy

Anne Summerfield

He had one of those cool lighters – brushed metal case, tiny chimney with a pattern of holes, bright heat when flint... more

Blood on the Tracks photo
August 13, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Blood on the Tracks

Mark Koepke

When I was young, I never kept a journal. Instead, my understanding of the world—and myself within in it—got wound up in 500-plus battered tapes that have followed me through life.

Timed Test photo
August 13, 2019 | Fiction

Timed Test

Kim Magowan

We’re practicing doing timed tests for the AP Language and Comp exam, and the prompt Ms. Anniker gives us is “What Are You Proud Of?” I think immediately, “my chin” 

Empathy in the Usual Way: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Amanda Goldblatt photo
August 13, 2019 | Interview

Empathy in the Usual Way: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Amanda Goldblatt

Elizabeth Ellen

"Honestly, I don't care if language overtakes story." 

Shine photo
August 12, 2019 | Fiction


Kat Moore

Amy lives right off Pike beneath a fire escape in one of the many alleys that connect to the street. She’s fifteen years old and loves Madonna.... more

The Bottom of the Order: Your 2003 Detroit Tigers photo
August 9, 2019 | The Bottom of the Order

The Bottom of the Order: Your 2003 Detroit Tigers

Andrew Forbes

The thing I can't wrap my head around, when it comes to the 2003 Detroit Tigers, is what it must have... more

Cinemania photo
August 9, 2019 | Poetry


Rebecca Cross

I was standing in line for a movie and a movie played in my head.
I was standing in line for a movie and the movie I was waiting to see... more

Intercourse is a Longer Word Than Jesus photo
August 8, 2019 | Youth Group Essays

Intercourse is a Longer Word Than Jesus

Paul Crenshaw

This was the summer after seventh grade, and all my thoughts were sinful, according to the church. The year before I had confessed all my crimes and a man in hip waders held me under water until all the evil in me had fled the power of Christ’s approach, but now, in the early stages of my adolescence, I was obsessed with the opposite sex.


three poems photo
August 7, 2019 | Poetry

three poems

Justin Lacour

Dear Naomi,

Please find enclosed some clippings from the local fishwrapper.  I’ve underlined the... more

Willis Alan Ramsey photo
August 6, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Willis Alan Ramsey

Avery Gregurich

Most nights I would take communion with Willis Alan Ramsey, a one trick pony like me, but I hadn’t even run yet.

New Hue photo
August 5, 2019 | Poetry

New Hue

Caitlin Barasch

You need to know
the world used to be softer.
This new color sharpens & blinds.

When it arrived,
people crashed their cars,
stumbled... more

My First Weapon photo
August 3, 2019 | My First...

My First Weapon

Laura Todd Carns

My first boyfriend collected knives. He was the kind of boy who listened to Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne, who liked to draw superheroes... more

Ex photo
August 3, 2019 | Fiction


Abigail Oswald

My senior year of high school I kissed a boy in the parking lot of a supermarket and found out the next day that my grandmother had died of liver failure.

Poked in the Eye: A Brief History photo
August 2, 2019 | Adventures in Eyeballs

Poked in the Eye: A Brief History

Joshua James Amberson

Soon after I received my first eye injection a decade ago, the movie list began. “It reminds me of that scene in... more

Three poems photo
August 1, 2019 | Poetry

Three poems

Claire Denson

Amoral Impurity

Picking at ingrown
pubes on the porch swing
in the sun on the first
summery day... more