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TOMMY SUAREZ, DEPORTISTA ESTUPIDO photo
April 29, 2016 | BASEBALL, Fiction

TOMMY SUAREZ, DEPORTISTA ESTUPIDO

David Solorzano

Midway through the school year one of the kids in one of the other sixth grade classes hung himself, so we couldn’t call the game we played in the mornings ‘suicide’ after that. 

Wild Card photo
April 28, 2016 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Wild Card

Kyle Bilinski

Parker’s mental damn busts open the second he sinks a cleat into the batter’s box.  

A Single Happened Thing photo
April 21, 2016 | BASEBALL, Fiction

A Single Happened Thing

Daniel Paisner

It was the summer of Monica Lewinsky and Mark McGwire and Armageddon. I was on a short business trip to Philadelphia—a... more

Lines Come Last photo
April 20, 2016 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Lines Come Last

Richard Johnston

When I first met Dawn, I didn’t know what a lexicographer was. I had to look it up. Later I admitted I hadn’t even... more

Messiah photo
April 8, 2016 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Messiah

Erica Peplin

Pauline wanted to correct him. He should have said catcher. That's the one who squats. 

How to Eat a Sunflower Seed photo
April 7, 2016 | BASEBALL, Fiction

How to Eat a Sunflower Seed

Evan Lavender-Smith

Otherwise you'll end up with a mouthful of husk shards. 

Last Pitch photo
April 6, 2016 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Last Pitch

Peter Piliere

It is the last inning of the last game of a mediocre season for a mediocre team. 

Californication, Special AWP Edition photo
March 30, 2016 | Fiction

Californication, Special AWP Edition

Daniel A. Hoyt

Season 6, season finale: Hank Moody attends AWP. Moral tragedy ensues.

Where in the World Is Lowe Simmons? photo
March 28, 2016 | Fiction

Where in the World Is Lowe Simmons?

Victor F. Glass

48 hours after his mysterious disappearance Lowe uploaded the first of many filter-less photographs to come to his, once deactivated and now reactivated, Instagram account. 

What We Did Not Lose in the Fire photo
March 23, 2016 | Fiction

What We Did Not Lose in the Fire

Ashlie Hyer

But this whole thing is wrong. Your hair is uneven around the edges where you cut it this morning. 

Boy Toy photo
March 21, 2016 | Fiction

Boy Toy

Sharma Shields

She wore a gold necklace that read “Boy Toy” and she stroked it lustily as she spoke. It was the 80s and everyone’s taste sucked. 

This Is How Our First Real Conversation Will Happen photo
March 18, 2016 | Fiction

This Is How Our First Real Conversation Will Happen

Gilbert Franco

I was sitting at the edge of her mattress. We barely looked at each other. She would have been in Chemistry if we hadn’t skipped third period. I would have been in English II.

Red-eye photo
March 16, 2016 | Fiction

Red-eye

Kristen Rouisse

Your fingers fumble with the seatbelt’s metal latch. You say you don’t feel safe. That safety is a bigger lie than Jesus.

 
Resimulation photo
March 14, 2016 | Fiction

Resimulation

John Charles Wolf

Someone else is waiting by the door. I’m brushing dust off my jacket getting over to her, but really looking at my hand, which hasn’t stopped shaking in the past minute. I think I’m excited.

Bronson Alleys  photo
March 14, 2016 | Fiction

Bronson Alleys 

Andrew F Sullivan

An excerpt from WASTE: a novel

Elvira Moon loved bowling. For four straight years, her team, the Blooming Broads, dominated the women’s league, decimating all opponents until Big Tina quit to start her own team, the South Side Splitters, with that bitch Claudia from Couscous or whatever country she’d arrived from in a banana crate. 

Lighter Fluid photo
March 11, 2016 | Fiction

Lighter Fluid

Eleanor Levine

She gave my dog lighter fluid.

She said my dog didn’t drink it because she put it there.

The dog drank it because it was an accident.

Where I Come From photo
March 9, 2016 | Fiction

Where I Come From

Miles Preston-Clark

Whenever Amanda and I get into a fight she calls me poor. She tells me that, in my country, they sell nappy-headed dark skin girls like me for 20 silver coins and a healthy goat. 

Divine Worship photo
March 7, 2016 | Fiction

Divine Worship

Rebekah Lee

I noticed a tall man in front of me with a long umbrella hanging from his arm. He was watching the priest and listening. When we began the preparations for communion, the tall man threw himself onto his knees. 

They Also Use Tools, and Are Capable of Making Plans photo
March 4, 2016 | Fiction

They Also Use Tools, and Are Capable of Making Plans

Juliana Gray

Look at those fucking crows, Mona said.  She and Dan and I were sitting on our porch, drinking vodka tonics and staring at the view, which was pretty good with the sun going down and the corn in the field between our two houses almost ripe and ready to harvest. 

Between the Lines photo
March 2, 2016 | Fiction

Between the Lines

Denise Milstein

He was riding down the street like you, contramano, and the image came of you on your bike, and I wished for the dream of the flying bicycle to return, the one where I find you again. 

This May Surprise You photo
February 29, 2016 | Fiction

This May Surprise You

Amy Silverberg

My friend, she wants to win a man over with a story. “He loves to read,” she says, “and I want to impress him. Could you write me something?”

Nothing Has a Location Until It Is Observed   photo
February 24, 2016 | Fiction

Nothing Has a Location Until It Is Observed  

Andrea Eberly

When Sophie arrived home from the Strange Charm concert, she realized she was now in possession of an uncomfortable secret. The next day at work it replayed in her mind at least a hundred times. 

Perennial photo
February 22, 2016 | Fiction

Perennial

Caitlin Fitzpatrick

After the funeral, Dakota drove straight to the airport; there was nowhere else to go. Her brother was the only remaining soul in the Rocky Mountains she’d known.

The Last of the Bonafide Virtuosos photo
February 18, 2016 | Fiction

The Last of the Bonafide Virtuosos

Alex Blum

There’s hardly anywhere like Norton’s anymore, and no one like Norton. He sold phrases for special occasions out of a shop in Queens.

The Door Saga photo
February 16, 2016 | Fiction

The Door Saga

Becky Bosshart

Chesterfield knocked with two eczematous knuckles—only a courtesy warning to let her know he was coming on in. This time he walked into a locked door.

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...