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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.

Self Defense for Girls photo
February 12, 2016 | Fiction

Self Defense for Girls

Laurie Cedilnik

Sarah squeezed into a bathroom stall with Ralph. Outside her boyfriend sat at the bar, nursing yet another domestic beer.

Luck Come Undone photo
February 9, 2016 | Fiction

Luck Come Undone

Jason Thayer

Hector was lucky and he knew it. And everyone else knew it too.

The Civilized Pirate photo
February 4, 2016 | Fiction

The Civilized Pirate

Sommer Schafer

He wasn’t expecting how strong they’d be with their pale soft hands and their petticoats and their bowties and their cummerbunds. But when they stormed the ship, they threw aside lacy parasols and let fall monoculars.

Why We Are With the Men We Are With photo
February 3, 2016 | Fiction

Why We Are With the Men We Are With

Kim Magowan

Two drinks in, we’re complaining. Jem wants a second baby, “But who the hell will gestate it?”

Bedtime Story photo
January 29, 2016 | Fiction

Bedtime Story

Doug Ramspeck

Sometimes the two memories grow conflated in her thoughts, especially in her dreams.

Melissa at the Mall photo
January 27, 2016 | Fiction

Melissa at the Mall

Marisela Navarro

One day Melissa was putting on lipstick at the mall.

Trip the Light Fantastic photo
January 25, 2016 | Fiction

Trip the Light Fantastic

Craig Buchner

She almost said yes until she saw the stain.

Graffiti photo
January 22, 2016 | Fiction

Graffiti

Matthew Hobson

Scrawled across the garage door in big red letters are the words "Die Snake!" 

HeyDay photo
January 20, 2016 | Fiction

HeyDay

Jay Merill

Aimee looks back to how things were.

Vigil at Fort Jesus photo
January 18, 2016 | Fiction

Vigil at Fort Jesus

Derick Dupre

Nighttime near Fort Jesus.  We point our phones heavenward and hear about the latest rave death.

The Lepidopterist  photo
January 12, 2016 | Fiction

The Lepidopterist 

Kendra Fortmeyer

The killer dispatched the boyfriend easily in the kitchen, and then he had an idea.

Baby Hitler and the Slow Talking Man photo
January 9, 2016 | Commercial Fiction

Baby Hitler and the Slow Talking Man

Dave Housley

Baby Hitler was getting bored. Mother had been away longer than usual. He had already played with the rattle... more

America, This Is You photo
January 8, 2016 | Fiction

America, This Is You

James Yates

This was a painstaking choreography of getting whacked in the balls.

Night After Night photo
December 30, 2015 | Fiction

Night After Night

Nate Lippens

The song ends. Through the wall, he hears the crowd applauding the band. A burble of indecipherable stage patter is smothered under microphone crackle. He rights himself and unlatches the door.

Herman French photo
December 28, 2015 | Fiction

Herman French

Eric Rosenblum

The one and only time I saw Herman French naked was when he was toweling off after a shower.  Herman was my bunkmate two years ago at Camp Thunderbird.  He had the smallest penis I’d ever seen. 

I Lost My Orgasm photo
December 25, 2015 | Fiction

I Lost My Orgasm

Hillary Leftwich

Maybe I dropped it as I struggle to hold the box of Munchkin donuts and the lukewarm cup of coffee in my hands that I brought for you. Even after you told me not to. Even after you told me you needed space.

Mt. Silver photo
December 23, 2015 | Fiction

Mt. Silver

Adam Zachary

I couldn’t sleep when we shared a bed anyway, so most nights, when he was deep enough, I wriggled out of his armpit to lay on the floor, play Pokémon until sunrise caught on spots in the window.

Too Hot photo
December 21, 2015 | Fiction

Too Hot

Cara Benson

I start with which would you rather as an opportunity to open up the conversation for a set piece I've prepared. In summer I might ask how does everyone like their air.

Baby Hitler and the Man with the Glowing Hair photo
December 19, 2015 | Commercial Fiction, Fiction

Baby Hitler and the Man with the Glowing Hair

Dave Housley

Baby Hitler giggles and pulls another leg off the spider. Just three legs this time. He pulled them... more

Baby Hitler and the Man with the Glowing Hair photo
December 19, 2015 | Commercial Fiction, Fiction

Baby Hitler and the Man with the Glowing Hair

Dave Housley

Baby Hitler giggles and pulls another leg off the spider. Just three legs this time. He pulled them... more

Turn in the Direction of the Skid photo
December 18, 2015 | Fiction

Turn in the Direction of the Skid

Robert P. Kaye

Dan got an associate’s degree in business, works for a bank and still deals a little dope on the side. Moss sells high-end real estate in the city. Spence moved to Brooklyn for the music and he’s got an EP on Bandcamp that’s pretty damned good. I’m the only one who stayed in town.

We Are the Hallwalkers photo
December 16, 2015 | Fiction

We Are the Hallwalkers

Chelsea Laine Wells

We are the high school hallwalkers, the frequent fliers, the do not admit until disciplinary list, the back of the class, the front of the class where I can keep my eye on you, the laughing and fighting and nodding off 

Four Things photo
December 14, 2015 | Fiction

Four Things

Kenta Maniwa

i took a girl to a donut shop after an art show

i bought her a donut and milk and then we sat in my car

we talked and ate donuts

she said she had thanksgiving dinner with a guy who shot two cops

Recent Books

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.