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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.

The Boxers photo
May 10, 2016 | Fiction

The Boxers

Jen Logan Meyer

One time, a pair of blue Tattersalls, two Sigma Chis home from Clemson. Two, again: faded blackwatch shorts and a stretchy lavender thong, smelled like Obsession. Just that one time.

They Reminsce Over You photo
May 9, 2016 | Fiction

They Reminsce Over You

Tyrese Coleman

Corbin was listening to Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s T.R.O.Y. and thinking of Trina McIver when shot inside the bodega on Fourth Street.

Applause photo
May 6, 2016 | Fiction

Applause

Jennifer Kircher Carr

On stage my son forgets his line and my husband Sam whispers “The winters were hard for the settlers”

Two Presidents photo
May 4, 2016 | Fiction

Two Presidents

Kyle Ellingson

In my country, says the bulkier, pastier, frowning president, journalism students are admitted to university according to their eloquence in abbreviating my biography.

Invisalign: A Product Review photo
May 2, 2016 | Fiction

Invisalign: A Product Review

Katie M. Flynn

I’m just gonna say it. Invisalign is bullshit.

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. 

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...