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Clearance photo
July 23, 2013 | Fiction


Susannah Felts

He led her blindfolded through the kitchen, down the steps to the backyard. “Birthday girl,” he had whispered to her this morning, offering her coffee in bed. 

Batter photo
July 18, 2013 | Fiction


W.R. Porter

"Hills Like White Elephants" on a waffle.

Drought photo
July 15, 2013 | Fiction


Ian Sanquist

One summer, under the streetlamps, the storm clouds, our friend on life support...

Trellis Passing photo
July 10, 2013 | Fiction

Trellis Passing

Michael Chaney

The new neighbors were moving vans and glimpses behind curtains. In time, they became an electronic fiction behind a white trellis fence. My dog could smell their vacancies.

The Painter's Arm photo
July 9, 2013 | Fiction

The Painter's Arm

Eliza Smith

My boyfriend cut off my arm while I slept. He had thought the whole thing through months in advance, he told me the next morning.

The Part Where Bull Scours His Room for Bugs photo
July 8, 2013 | Fiction

The Part Where Bull Scours His Room for Bugs

Diego Báez

He slides an open palm up and down wallpaper that appears to depict horsemen and battalions in battle. He presses an ear to it. He tilts a framed print of Caravaggio’s Holofernes away from the wall.

Excerpt from the Novella in Progress, Bridges No Longer Span These Waters photo
July 3, 2013 | Fiction

Excerpt from the Novella in Progress, Bridges No Longer Span These Waters

Brian Warfield

Daniel heard it driving home...

A Slick Six from Camouflage Country photo
July 2, 2013 | Fiction

A Slick Six from Camouflage Country

Mel Bosworth & Ryan Ridge


He got a nice new haircut. His laryngitis was gone. His heart hurt less and the same with his head.... more

Disaster Photos photo
July 1, 2013 | Fiction

Disaster Photos

Nathan Tavares

You could still hear the sounds of their screams, over the water, as they tipped over the falls.

The Eyes of God photo
June 25, 2013 | Fiction

The Eyes of God

Amy Holwerda

When Homer went blind, Langley’s remedy was one hundred oranges a week.

Invisible Mosquitoes photo
June 24, 2013 | Fiction

Invisible Mosquitoes

Mark Baumer

Four teenagers named “Phil” were tired of their dads not being rich.

“It is very frustrating to have a poor dad,” said... more

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 umbrella. ... more

June 18, 2013 | Fiction


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 constant shifting.... 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


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, 8… A... 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 Testament style.... 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. Having... 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 pencil.... more

Visqueen photo
May 30, 2013 | Fiction


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 and 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

Recent Books

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

"I didn't want to ever be outside of this moment. I knew at some point I would look at the picture I'd just taken and feel an overwhelming sense of loss. I thought as long as we could manage to stay inside this particular hotel room, to avoid our phones and every person with whom we'd ever come into contact, we would continue to feel whole. We were revolutionaries, goddamnit. These were our accumulation of beautiful moments. Before the world fractured us. I don't expect you to understand how I became Brad Pitt in that moment, how we all just flew along down the highway. Bandits. Ex-patriots. In love with this countryside, if not this country. Paper Moon. The Last Picture Show. All of this shot in black and white. Only the final scene in color."

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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.