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Three Must Haves #5 photo
June 19, 2013 | Fiction

Three Must Haves #5

Steven Casimer Kowalski

  Sterling-Silver Crook-Handle Bespoke Umbrella with Silk Canopy: $2,295 We hope that you never need use this... more

WORD LIST AND STYLE GUIDE FOR IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS photo
June 18, 2013 | Fiction

WORD LIST AND STYLE GUIDE FOR IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS

Matt Bell

Note: Below is the style sheet for my novel In the House... more

Junkyard Fortunes photo
June 17, 2013 | Fiction

Junkyard Fortunes

Phillippe Diederich

Pingo went first. He always did. The rest of us stood at the top of the slope over the place where the sewer pipes from town... more

May Two People Breathe in a Real Room photo
June 12, 2013 | Fiction

May Two People Breathe in a Real Room

Kari Larsen

On her bike in the rain, Sally could not shake the bus. The double-decker advanced no more confidently than... more

Those Menacing Invites photo
June 11, 2013 | Fiction

Those Menacing Invites

Matthew Pitt

Lou Reed was at our party last night. I think. Couldn’t ID him clearly—with the dark, smoke, and all that... more

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

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

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

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

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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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3

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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!