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Sanguine photo
August 28, 2017 | Fiction

Sanguine

Darrin Doyle

No one should become a new parent at my age.

A partial list of mitigating factors in play photo
August 25, 2017 | Fiction

A partial list of mitigating factors in play

Jacqueline Boucher

  1. you never wanted to be the kind of person who balked when people entered your home without taking off their shoes
The Resurgence of Plain photo
August 24, 2017 | Fiction

The Resurgence of Plain

Michael Kaplan

No one even realized Plain could make such a comeback. Years before, it tapered off in grocery stores. Chips. Donuts. Even Coca-Cola. All were taken over by ranch, chocolate, lime. 

A Heart and a Half photo
August 21, 2017 | Fiction

A Heart and a Half

Gary Joshua Garrison

Out by the park, I say, I’ve got your blood in me, and you look at me funny, like you are waiting for this to be another mediocre joke, and it is, somehow, but I don’t know the punchline yet. 

Love Story in the Form of a Taco photo
August 18, 2017 | Fiction

Love Story in the Form of a Taco

Daniel Paul

“Isn’t there something called ‘Pizza’?” I whispered to my girlfriend one night, awake from a dream; she kissed my forehead, her breath heavy with the sweet smell of cilantro, and sent me back to sleep.

Police Report photo
August 14, 2017 | Fiction

Police Report

Sonya Gray Redi

When I told you I wanted to file a police report for our missing love, you turned to me with your best impression of a blank page. 

Exceptions to the Equation photo
August 10, 2017 | Fiction

Exceptions to the Equation

Christina Sun

My fiancée wants to have a threesome. He tells me this when he comes home from his new job and I wonder what it is about data analysis and interpretation that gets him going. 

Willing photo
August 9, 2017 | Fiction

Willing

Jennifer Wortman

One of the men I love’s pointing a gun—stainless steel, ecru handle--at his temple, and I tell him I’ll do anything if he puts down that gun. 

Victory Speech photo
August 8, 2017 | Fiction

Victory Speech

Salvatore Difalco

I feel blessed. I thank God with a capital G for my success.

Peony photo
August 2, 2017 | Fiction

Peony

Laura Scalzo

Have you ever fucked a flower? I recommend it just don’t try telling it what its problem is. 

Two Stories photo
July 31, 2017 | Fiction

Two Stories

Matt Naylor

The bank took the car but they didn't take my legs, so this morning I stole the neighbor kid's bike and pedaled into town. 

SLAB II photo
July 29, 2017 | Fiction

SLAB II

Big Bruiser Dope Boy

At dawn on Saturday, our powerlifting group arrived at the locker room to try on singlets.

This Is My Body photo
July 27, 2017 | Fiction

This Is My Body

KC Mead-Brewer

Dipping a finger into the little tub of pink polish, Jade struggled to focus on her sacristan duties: polish all the silver for the Sunday Eucharist—two wine chalices, two patens for bread, and one slotted spoon. 

Sock Factory photo
July 19, 2017 | Fiction

Sock Factory

Greg Chandler

First of all I want to thank you for accepting my friend request.  Out of all our graduating class of 1992, you were the only one to do so.  

Pierrot On The Futon photo
July 5, 2017 | Fiction

Pierrot On The Futon

Derick Dupre

I was a mess at every sunrise. The door winked at me, the comb was losing teeth.

Carl "The Monolith" Reinhardt  photo
June 28, 2017 | Fiction

Carl "The Monolith" Reinhardt 

TJ Fuller

I used to part masses. To wade through throngs of children cheering. Boogie would press play on the cassette, and I’d come through the crowd instead of take the aisle. I’d roll on the trampoline and stand above a field of pumping fists. 

Security Breeds Stagnation photo
June 26, 2017 | Fiction

Security Breeds Stagnation

Emily Pavick

I call that year my wandering year or my train station year or my year of the lucky rat year. It was 1996 and I was pregnant with my first child, Boris––born with a strong heart, Boris.

Exceptional Air photo
June 21, 2017 | Fiction

Exceptional Air

Jason Teal

Maybe Marjorie lives a solitary life bookended by Family Feud reruns, spending painstaking hours in front of the set trying to put the city together, but small parts keep breaking off or falling under the couch through her indelicate hands

Taking Care of the Baby photo
June 16, 2017 | Fiction

Taking Care of the Baby

Letitia Trent

The neighbor comes to my door with my keys in his hand: I'd left them in the mailbox earlier, or maybe yesterday, or the day before that.

The Girlfriends photo
June 14, 2017 | Fiction

The Girlfriends

Michelle Lyn King

His new girlfriend makes things with her hands. You know. Things. Candle holders out of twigs. A mosaic picture frame out of broken up bits of CDs.

Clothes Are Rarely Important in a Highly Emphasized Way photo
June 12, 2017 | Fiction

Clothes Are Rarely Important in a Highly Emphasized Way

Dóra Grőber

He's lying in bed thinking about his imaginary lover. He's not touching himself, he doesn't think about him when he does, only maybe in the very final moments. 

Those Things You Do photo
June 8, 2017 | Fiction

Those Things You Do

Michael Seymour Blake

You ignore the sudden impulse to bash your office mug collection and dance barefoot on the broken glass shards. Instead, you brush your teeth and get into bed because you have a busy day tomorrow!

Hands photo
June 6, 2017 | Fiction

Hands

Sara Henry

This is what Ro’s holy confirmation means. It means she’s a woman in the eyes of God. It means she’s almost done with the eighth grade

Grass Snake, Hailstorm photo
June 2, 2017 | Fiction

Grass Snake, Hailstorm

Lucie Bonvalet

I walk in the mud by the river. The mud is cold. The mud swallows one foot, then the other. It's hard to remove my foot, the mud won't let me.

Osmin's Drinks photo
May 31, 2017 | Food & Drink, Fiction

Osmin's Drinks

Joshua Bohnsack

Preparation:

- In pint glass, pour Rumchata over ice. 

- Top with Dr. Pepper or Root Beer, whichever he is feeling.

- Drink through a straw.

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.