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The Woman Who Wasn't There photo
March 19, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Woman Who Wasn't There

Nicole Hamer

The bracelet tells someone where she is, honey. But it doesn’t tell you why.

Septic photo
March 4, 2019 | Nonfiction


Andrew Waite

Sitting still can be tough on a body, just as the shifting earth, and plunging and thawing temperatures can be hard on a pipe.

"Talkin' Bout Practice": for coach photo
March 1, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": for coach

Alyssa Oursler

The world does not write enough odes
to in-betweenness—the way you can be
together / feel apart / apart / feel... more

People Like Us photo
February 26, 2019 | Nonfiction

People Like Us

Wells Woodman

I didn’t realize, when we were falling in love, that her father was a pathological extrovert.

Ten Rules For Cooks on the Verge of Collapse photo
February 21, 2019 | Nonfiction

Ten Rules For Cooks on the Verge of Collapse

Megan Pillow Davis

3) Almost all seemingly-ruined meals can be salvaged if you add something. About 80 percent of the time, that something is wine. And if a meal is going to fail, let it fail spectacularly.

Lineup photo
February 15, 2019 | Nonfiction


Kate Olsson

There is a ceramic pot full of my mother’s cigarette butts on the front steps of my childhood home, hot-glued back together by my father after one of our cats saw a chipmunk, and went for it.

Iolanta & Bluebeard’s Castle: double bill photo
February 14, 2019 | Hobart at the Opera

Iolanta & Bluebeard’s Castle: double bill

Michael Mungiello

The first time I went to the opera I went because I wanted to see a man go to hell. My dad got us tickets to... more

Guinea Pigs photo
February 12, 2019 | Nonfiction

Guinea Pigs

Simon Graham

A dog would live too long. An axolotl would stink the house. Reptile equipment is confusing, complex. I’m allergic to cats. What I really... more

Permanent Records photo
February 11, 2019 | Nonfiction

Permanent Records

Anna Held

I have a tattoo on my back that’s almost a secret. My partner is the only one who has looked up close. It feels like it’s sometimes... more

Seeing the Sun photo
February 8, 2019 | Nonfiction

Seeing the Sun

Mal Nash

“You should just ask yourself what your needs are,” Stephanie says. She raises an eyebrow, takes a sip of sangria, swallows... more

My Dad Says The Sun photo
February 8, 2019 | Nonfiction

My Dad Says The Sun

Paul Crenshaw

My dad says the sun don’t shine on the same dog’s ass every day. He says if you ain’t the lead dog the scenery never changes. If you can’t run with the big dogs then stay on the porch. 

A Luminous Index: Erotic Phenomenology of a Stain photo
February 7, 2019 | Nonfiction

A Luminous Index: Erotic Phenomenology of a Stain

Sue Rainsford

A stain; an unintended mark that, once made, resists removal. Inadvertent remnant and by-product, it is something made while we were looking elsewhere; evidence that our attention faltered, or that some vessel failed to function. 

Handbrake photo
February 6, 2019 | Nonfiction


Mike Nagel

The Friday after the sexual assault hearing of future Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, when we were all wondering if it mattered anymore what anyone said or did, I drove with a group of guys up into the Colorado mountains.

Marco photo
February 4, 2019 | Nonfiction


Keith David Langston

It was 2006, and I had just arrived in Florida for a marine biology excursion sponsored by a certain theme park that dabbles in ocean rehabilitation. To spare myself from any lawsuits, let’s just call it Ocean Planet.

You Were Really Big photo
February 1, 2019 | Nonfiction

You Were Really Big

Luke Dumas

I live a life of humiliation, but the most embarrassing, most shameful thing I ever did was get thin for a couple years.

What a Gaze of Raccoons Taught Me About Fear photo
February 1, 2019 | Nonfiction

What a Gaze of Raccoons Taught Me About Fear

Anne Foster

When I arrive at my assigned campsite I find. cheerios scattered everywhere.

Love And Other Things Just Like It photo
February 1, 2019 | Nonfiction

Love And Other Things Just Like It

Matthew Hawkins

I watched my roommate kiss the man. It was my freshman year of college and I had the top bunk. I was too high to climb up to it.

Wandering Womb photo
January 31, 2019 | Nonfiction

Wandering Womb

Brigitte Lewis

In ancient Greece, it was believed that the uterus moved around inside the female body – like something winged

Love Songs, Berlin photo
January 29, 2019 | Nonfiction

Love Songs, Berlin

Ashley Moore

I don’t want to lead you on: this is not a love song. More of a reply to the note you did not write to the Dear Ashley column that also does not exist. 

"Cat People Run, Run Like the Wind, Cat People Screw, Screw Like the Wind” (Neely) photo
January 25, 2019 | Nonfiction

"Cat People Run, Run Like the Wind, Cat People Screw, Screw Like the Wind” (Neely)

Sean Kilpatrick

Many a novel today is a screenplay with feelings. 

The Parts of An Arrow* photo
January 24, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Parts of An Arrow*

Nichole Rued

When we were five or six, well before that shot, we walked together in those woods. It was fall and we had just touched, for the first time that I can remember, in his room, under blankets. They were either 101 Dalmatians or Power Rangers-themed

First Inhabitants photo
January 23, 2019 | Nonfiction

First Inhabitants

Amanda Yanowski

After high school, I moved from Minnesota to Texas. Average annual number of Tornados in Minnesota: 41.9. Average annual number of tornados in Texas: 146.7. 

Desire Lines photo
January 18, 2019 | Nonfiction

Desire Lines

Dina L. Relles

1. We are young and we snake through synagogue back hallways. Play truth or dare. Seven minutes in heaven. Stay away from the sanctuary.

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Playing Time photo
January 11, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Playing Time

Alyssa Oursler

As teenagers, my friends and I spent Friday nights driving backroads, throwing soda cans at street signs. The wind... more

The Full Knausgaard: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 6 photo
January 8, 2019 | My Struggle with My Struggle

The Full Knausgaard: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 6

Andrew Bomback

I started reading My Struggle in the spring of 2014. I didn’t know what I was getting into, but... more

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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.