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Eight Scenes from the Life of a Professional Raven photo
August 29, 2016 | Fiction

Eight Scenes from the Life of a Professional Raven

Tom McAllister

When my team scores a touchdown, I have a few seconds in the spotlight to do my dance, to captivate the crowd. I pretend in front of my flock that I don’t enjoy it but I do. I am more vain than I let on

Girls on Hands and Knees photo
August 23, 2016 | Fiction

Girls on Hands and Knees

Aleyna Rentz

And I would blush and kind of lightly touch his shoulder, saying oh, Robert. Just Robert, because why shouldn’t we be on a first name basis? I’ve read all his poems—I know the man

Formerly Dante's photo
August 16, 2016 | Fiction

Formerly Dante's

Kate Jayroe

Mama Vincenzo’s Ristorante Italiano is located in hell

Hugs, Handshakes, Goodbyes photo
August 10, 2016 | Fiction

Hugs, Handshakes, Goodbyes

Ashton Politanoff

Bill and Mary were leaving because Mary felt old, when a woman’s hand fell on his shoulder.

Solicitations photo
August 2, 2016 | Fiction

Solicitations

Benjamin Woodard

Two weeks after the scientist’s freak exposure, a man in black arrived at his front step. It was the weekend, and the man in... more

Love Letter photo
July 28, 2016 | Fiction

Love Letter

Shasta Grant

You told Mrs. Miller you had to make up a clarinet lesson so you needed to leave class early and she believed you, the old bat, even... more

Dunn and Hooper Standing in Dunn’s Yard photo
July 20, 2016 | Fiction

Dunn and Hooper Standing in Dunn’s Yard

Brandon Barrett

The cousin had called my thesis advisor and said something like, “Hey, film professor cousin, can you do this film for us?” and my thesis advisor was like, “Hey, no. But I know a guy who is still unemployed four months after graduation and is about to get evicted.”

 
 
Trying photo
July 18, 2016 | Fiction

Trying

David Byron Queen

We spent that summer on Dad's couch trying not to move, because if we didn’t move we wouldn’t spend

Stolen photo
July 13, 2016 | Fiction

Stolen

Christopher DeWan

Her first reaction was to laugh: "That's so like you, Camilla, to lose an entire car." 

When photo
July 8, 2016 | Fiction

When

Cathy Mellett

When I turned to face you. I knew I had to face you.

Sal and Dean Are Dicks photo
July 5, 2016 | Fiction

Sal and Dean Are Dicks

Yasmina Din Madden

It’s clear that most of these students hate Sal, Dean, and Kerouac.

Early October photo
June 30, 2016 | Fiction

Early October

Haley Morton

There is an eerie glow to the hollowness of bark that has been stripped of its leaves and fruit

All Of These Scenes Are Harshly Lit photo
June 28, 2016 | Fiction

All Of These Scenes Are Harshly Lit

Michael Schuck

When was the last time she ran? At all? As a real kid in bare feet in grass at her grandparents’ house.

The Worlds I Destroy photo
June 27, 2016 | Fiction

The Worlds I Destroy

Taylor Bostick

At least I was alone, I tell myself. There’s no one to miss the worlds I destroy but me.

Chicharones photo
June 23, 2016 | Fiction

Chicharones

Herve Comeau

She has a pliant diction, and always after speaking to her mother her accent takes on the squished together sing-song of Spanish. When I... more

Reliable  photo
June 22, 2016 | Fiction

Reliable 

Acquanetta M. Sproule

I call him “Morty” and he’s one of my most consistent companions.

Each morning when I wake, he whispers:  “Today, you die.”

People Resent You For It photo
June 22, 2016 | Fiction

People Resent You For It

Ardith Bravenec

Look, you smile too much or too little, both at the wrong times, and people don’t like you.  

Socrates and The Common Cuckoo photo
June 16, 2016 | Fiction

Socrates and The Common Cuckoo

Roz Ray

You know you’re in the shit when you’re looking to fortune cookies for encouragement

How To Fall In Love photo
June 14, 2016 | Fiction

How To Fall In Love

Emily Lackey

Sign up for Match.com. You’ve heard it works. You’ve heard for one out of every three marriages, the couple meets online.

On Not Going for a Beer photo
June 9, 2016 | Fiction

On Not Going for a Beer

Hannah Dow

And she doesn’t know a word of German, except “bier.”

@God photo
June 2, 2016 | Fiction

@God

Daniel Presley

You write a book with three parts. Sure, a few critics come down hard, but mostly the book is appreciated.

Three Shorts photo
May 31, 2016 | Fiction

Three Shorts

Rebekah Bergman

I saw myself on the Jumbotron. Locked eyes on my eyes looking elsewhere.

Catch Up Over Drinks or Coffee photo
May 25, 2016 | Fiction

Catch Up Over Drinks or Coffee

Lisa Locascio

It will be great to hear how you have been! Hope we can get to everything in the seven seconds I have allotted our interaction.

Poseidon photo
May 20, 2016 | Fiction

Poseidon

Tyler Barton

Mathias LaFleur: the first Eagles Got Talent contestant ever clapped off stage.

Three Clocks photo
May 19, 2016 | Fiction

Three Clocks

Kristen Felicetti

The narrator of Ben Lerner’s 10:04 goes to see The Clock at Lincoln Center in New York. The Clock was at Lincoln Center from July 13, 2012 to August 1, 2012, but in the book’s acknowledgements, Lerner explains that time in the novel does not always correspond to time in the world. This creates a sort of magical New York where Occupy Wall Street, The Clock, and Hurricane Irene can all be happening practically at the same time.

Recent Books

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Flashes of Life

Micah Ling

Featuring poems that engage songs by artists ranging from The White Stripes to Bruce Sprinsteen, David Bowie to Otis Redding; lists of albums; daily timestamps as poems; remixes and everything in between; Flashes of Light evokes not just the way we listen to music, but all the ways we interact with the music in our life.

 

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Over For Rockwell

Uzodinma Okehi

They say it takes an average person about 10 years to master a given thing. This was my thinking in 1995 when I dropped out of college in Iowa City to draw comics.

 

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Baseball Handbook

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We’ve had the idea and wanted to do some kind of “best of our online baseball issues” for years, and here is one iteration of that book. We’ve been doing it for so long (this year is our 13th!), we have too many favorites, so we made some arbitrary rules...