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Body Immortal photo
June 10, 2013 | Fiction

Body Immortal

Sequoia Nagamatsu

The scientist entered the mansion through a secret passage, and the dictator and his staff gave him DNA samples and told him to make... more

Astronauts photo
June 7, 2013 | Fiction

Astronauts

Dana Diehl

Things they never tell you when your husband leaves the planet: It’ll happen faster in real-life than it does on TV. 10, 9,... more

The Gore and the Splatter (an excerpt) photo
June 7, 2013 | Fiction

The Gore and the Splatter (an excerpt)

Adam Novy

In 2010, we published Adam Novy's The Avian Gospels as two volumes, kind of Old and New... more

Water Burial photo
June 3, 2013 | Fiction

Water Burial

Megan Cummins

Dee had pregnant friends back home. She had missed their weddings and now she would miss the births of their children. She felt left... more

excerpt from The Avian Gospels (ch. 33) photo
June 3, 2013 | Fiction

excerpt from The Avian Gospels (ch. 33)

Adam Novy

In 2010, we published Adam Novy's The Avian Gospels as two volumes, kind of Old and New Testament style.... more

Daddy's Home photo
May 31, 2013 | Fiction

Daddy's Home

David Ohle

Jerry’s Daddy, looking half dead, sat in the kitchen smoking a Camel and sketching comic faces on a napkin with a stubby... more

Visqueen photo
May 30, 2013 | Fiction

Visqueen

Schuler Benson

Jesse come in from the spot across the way where Daddy had him throw the last of the matchboxes. Daddy let Jesse carry em cause they was... more

Into the Milking Den photo
May 29, 2013 | Fiction

Into the Milking Den

Keith Rebec

When we arrived at our new place on Plankton, the first thing I noticed was all the cages in the neighbor’s yard. Rows... more

Wrack and Ruin photo
May 27, 2013 | Fiction

Wrack and Ruin

Sacha Siskonen

Greg had always suspected that had Hitler managed to get into art school, he would have become the Thomas Kinkade of his time. Did it... more

The Abridged, Essential Counting Crows Fact Sheet photo
May 24, 2013 | Fiction

The Abridged, Essential Counting Crows Fact Sheet

Dillon J. Welch

  “They paved paradise / and put up a parking lot / which was a public  ... more

Scragmauled photo
May 22, 2013 | Fiction

Scragmauled

James Warner

This was a burlesque theater, a two-bit operation that could barely pay off the racketeers and the cops  a place to come into... more

The Bitter Librarian Ties One On photo
May 21, 2013 | Fiction

The Bitter Librarian Ties One On

Tom Noyes

When the governor’s budget cuts hit Eisenhower Middle School, the library’s one of the first targets... more

Taco Bell photo
May 18, 2013 | Commercial Fiction

Taco Bell

Dave Housley

A new email dings into his box and Miller cringes. Somehow he knows it’s from her, something about the ding – it is insistent,... more

Three Little Blackbirds photo
May 16, 2013 | Fiction

Three Little Blackbirds

Joan Wilking

The next morning the phone rings early, five-thirty, definitely not later than six. The birds outside don’t scream... more

Thunderbirds: Who, Why, and How photo
May 15, 2013 | Fiction

Thunderbirds: Who, Why, and How

Rebecca Scherm

There’s been a lot of talk about Executives in the news lately, a lot of mystery and confusion. For the last... more

Junky Girl and Loser Boyfriend Pop Pills and Repair to Florida photo
May 14, 2013 | Fiction

Junky Girl and Loser Boyfriend Pop Pills and Repair to Florida

Tom Macher

LAKE ELSINORE WILL HOST THE ONE TRICK PONY This place was one of those places.... more

Three Stories photo
May 8, 2013 | Fiction

Three Stories

Ryan Call

As a teenager, I had this superficial interest in handguns—I liked how the metal felt against my skin. I had never learned to shoot one, however, nor did I really intend to know at that young age.

from An Enquiry into the Origin of Lady Burke’s Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful photo
May 7, 2013 | Fiction

from An Enquiry into the Origin of Lady Burke’s Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

Kirby Johnson

The first and the simplest emotion which we discover in the... more

Meth and the Genre Debate photo
May 3, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Meth and the Genre Debate

Lucas Mann

Walter White is looking in the mirror when he hears a key in the door of his condo. He is smoothing a deep maroon shirt,... more

Don’t Be a Stupid Jerk photo
May 2, 2013 | Fiction

Don’t Be a Stupid Jerk

Tom McCartan

Everyone watched him walk to the guy. Everyone saw. They were all watching with their big stupid eyes that wouldn't... more

John Daly photo
April 10, 2013 | BASEBALL, Fiction

John Daly

Mark Baumer

Jose Canseco was listening to a county music song on his portable cassette player. It was ninety-seven degrees on the public golf course.... more

Yankee photo
March 28, 2013 | Fiction

Yankee

Jared Yates Sexton

How're you gonna live, she said, if you don't immerse?

Navigating the Ambiguous Blue in Dr. Brenderson's Office photo
March 26, 2013 | Fiction

Navigating the Ambiguous Blue in Dr. Brenderson's Office

Andrew Stone

Inside, in the unforeseen, where the sounds of dust susurrus, we glimpse rainbowed light above the shadows. Will we ever reach there, we ask?

Wonders I. Wonders we.

Canada Dry photo
March 23, 2013 | Commercial Fiction

Canada Dry

Dave Housley

Excerpt from Centers for Disease Control: Obesity in Central Florida, February 2019. Wes Urban, 32 years of age, 298 lbs. We... more

Exits photo
March 22, 2013 | Fiction

Exits

Jason Kane

You stare down at the departed. The fulgurites of your heart chattering. She was, man, an episode. An emitter of staggering forked words...

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

A linked story collection detailing the relationship between the 40-year-old narrator, her eighth-grade daughter, Eli, and her daughter’s best friend, Saul. Includes the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture."

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

The original 2012 essay collection, redesigned and with three new essays by the author.

 

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Person/a

Elizabeth Ellen

"Ellen’s gigantic, circular novel leaves everything on the page. It’s one of the most thoughtful and creative books I’ve read in a long time."
—Chicago Review of Books, "The Best Books of 2017 (So Far)"

"PERSON/A is a fresh take on familiar feelings of loss and obsession. The novel feels like half autobiography, half fiction, and both halves will leave readers stunned."
—The Los Angeles Review

"I’m more stunned than able to decide or articulate what I really feel about Person/a, and that’s marvelous."
—The Lit Pub