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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

Baby Hitler and the Man from the Republican Primary photo
December 12, 2015 | Commercial Fiction, Fiction

Baby Hitler and the Man from the Republican Primary

Dave Housley

Baby Hitler woke up angry. He sat up. They would be coming for him again. Who, he did not know.... more

Baby Hitler and the Man from the Republican Primary photo
December 12, 2015 | Commercial Fiction, Fiction

Baby Hitler and the Man from the Republican Primary

Dave Housley

Baby Hitler woke up angry. He sat up. They would be coming for him again. Who, he did not know.... more

Postcards photo
December 11, 2015 | Fiction


Joe Plicka

Pizza Hut pays for my gas, and of course I eat for free whenever I get to one of our restaurants. They allow me fifty a day for lodging, but since we’re saving for that patio set I usually just sleep in the car if the room is over forty. In Iowa City it was hard to find something that cheap but Missouri is like motel central! 

2 Fictions photo
December 9, 2015 | Fiction

2 Fictions

Hanna Mangold

six years later and I only know how to be needed

Downriver photo
December 7, 2015 | Fiction


Cal Freeman

“The organism is made to self-regenerate,” she said as we walked to my 1980 Buick in the gravel lot.  “In this way it is unlike worn-out horses and old-ass cars.”

Metamorphosis photo
December 4, 2015 | Fiction


Jennifer Stern

I am thinking about the lungfish’s two worlds—the wet one and the dry one—and about metamorphosis.  And I am thinking about strokes—about whether it’s the moment that the arm becomes weak that a person’s life goes into pause.  Or the moment that the blind spot sets in.

Theory of Natural Selection photo
December 2, 2015 | Fiction

Theory of Natural Selection

Richard Johnston

Latvia’s Baltic coastline is almost completely undeveloped except for a few fishing villages and some dilapidated concrete resorts for Communist Party officials.  A forest of black pines begins right at the edge of sixty-foot dunes.

Affective Memory photo
November 30, 2015 | Fiction

Affective Memory

Sara Schaff

In the dream, he rolled down his window so we could smell the sea air, and I shouted with joy because I've lived in the Midwest for over a decade and rarely make it back east.

Forensics and You photo
November 24, 2015 | Fiction

Forensics and You

Jennifer Pruiett-Selby

The program started with Take Your Kid to Work Day. We were pioneers in the field of crime scene investigation. Everything went... more

Out West photo
November 19, 2015 | Fiction

Out West

Jarod Rosello

Wasn’t this, after all, why she’d come out here in the first place? To find something special? 

I Still Think of You photo
November 18, 2015 | Fiction

I Still Think of You

Tatiana Ryckman

This is not beautiful because this is not beautiful.

Tiger Blood photo
November 17, 2015 | Fiction

Tiger Blood

Bud Smith

I meet a girl on OK Cupid and the first date goes well enough.

Relics photo
November 11, 2015 | Fiction


Jeff Snowbarger

Late one night I found him, my long-lost uncle, Duane.

I'm Not Joking photo
November 5, 2015 | Fiction

I'm Not Joking

Jeremy Whiston

Eventually she won't think of me unless she hears mention of my name, or sees my friends, or a boxy japanese sedan from the 80s, or, perhaps, a Paul Simon poster

Winners photo
October 22, 2015 | Fiction


Peter Tiernan

I was six, and we were on our way to get a new car.

What to Say and How to Say It photo
October 21, 2015 | Fiction

What to Say and How to Say It

Miles Klee

The apartment listing, spare and direct, stood apart from the exclamation points that forested her vision.

Shade photo
October 20, 2015 | Fiction


Katharine Coldiron

Obviously the place is unsafe . . . 

Digger Duane photo
October 19, 2015 | Fiction

Digger Duane

Dan Leach

I came by to talk. Figured it was time to fix a few things.

Swaingrove photo
October 14, 2015 | Fiction


Adam McOmber

Here, in the green glass light of the parlor, Swaingrove cultivates its memories.

Thirteen Halves of the Story photo
October 7, 2015 | Fiction

Thirteen Halves of the Story

Michelle Dove

E says the sky is fuller today and I say it isn’t. Meaning we aren’t significant so why would our surroundings be.

Don't Bother photo
October 5, 2015 | Fiction

Don't Bother

Erick Saenz

When it’s my turn to order coffee I look anywhere but her eyes and whisper “soy latte” like it’s a secret. When she asks my name I... more

Thighs of Nymphs photo
October 1, 2015 | Fiction

Thighs of Nymphs

Vi Khi Nao

Magnolia, Ambrosio, Valance stand still as three pillars. Amongst the ruins of the Roman Empire.

Human Resources photo
September 30, 2015 | Fiction

Human Resources

Peter Kispert

So here’s Anthony, twelve years later. He’s got this white pin on his right breast that reads MY INTERESTS ARE: ANIMALS & POSITIVITY.

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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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.