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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

References to Alcoholic Drinking in My Grandfather’s WWII Diary photo
January 3, 2019 | Nonfiction

References to Alcoholic Drinking in My Grandfather’s WWII Diary

Elizabeth Ellen

June 1, 1944 –  Squadron party. Real whiskey, but didn’t get too hi – just happy. Met a W.A.F. (Women Air Force) & we talked English history.

In the Kingdom of Heaven and Mom Blogs photo
December 31, 2018 | Nonfiction

In the Kingdom of Heaven and Mom Blogs

Hanna Brooks Olsen

A Godly woman has to make a living, after all.

No One Asks the Harpy photo
December 30, 2018 | Nonfiction

No One Asks the Harpy

Erin Lynch

My friend told me, it’s just about you needing control. I did not respond when she said this. Considering nothing is just about anything.

In the Big, Big House photo
December 20, 2018 | Nonfiction

In the Big, Big House

Hank Stephenson

Please God forgive me. Please God forgive me.

Hinterland Transmissions: Tackling Homelessness photo
December 14, 2018 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: Tackling Homelessness

Steve Anwyll

The bum drags himself off the floor. Then comes on nice. Real buddy buddy shit.

Risk Mitigation at the Dawn of My Conceivable Extinction photo
December 13, 2018 | Nonfiction

Risk Mitigation at the Dawn of My Conceivable Extinction

Paulette Perhach

While the atmosphere pumps steroids into hurricanes, let me feel the Ecuadorian sun on my face.

Pyschics photo
December 12, 2018 | Nonfiction


Amanda McNeil

Once Katie swiped my card I began to panic. This was exactly how people accidentally joined cults. They just found some charismatic, manipulative person and started giving them all their money. 

That Night photo
December 11, 2018 | Nonfiction

That Night

Annette Covrigaru

“Hide the Tzahal patch,” he warned before seeing me off.

Boy Witch photo
December 3, 2018 | Nonfiction

Boy Witch

Greg Marshall

My homework, which I assigned to myself, the way kids do sometimes, consisted of hobbling around my room in a witch hat, practicing spells on my shoes. 

Directions from Birth to Gayhood photo
November 29, 2018 | Nonfiction

Directions from Birth to Gayhood

Marisa Crane

Route #1 via I-476 South
Time to destination: 25 years, with plenty of stops for gas, food, fear, and shame. 14 if you... more

The Third Floor photo
November 28, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Third Floor

Lauren Grabowski

If I had to take a shit that meant I had to go downstairs. I didn’t have a specific aversion to leaving the attic— I just never felt... more

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Follow Through photo
November 16, 2018 | Nonfiction

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Follow Through

Alyssa Oursler

In my favorite bookstore in a city where I no longer live, there’s a sign for sale that says: when in doubt, turn... more

The Pot and Its Handle photo
November 15, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Pot and Its Handle

Susanna Space

In the spring of 1989 an asteroid the size of the Empire State Building crossed Earth’s orbit.

Illuminated photo
November 13, 2018 | Nonfiction


Michelle Chikaonda

It happened at a small party I’d planned at a nightclub in the meatpacking district.

Observer photo
November 9, 2018 | Nonfiction


Vanessa Wang

From the shadow of an oak tree.

"Alive" photo
November 6, 2018 | Nonfiction


Jacqueline Kirkpatrick

If not for “Alive,” I’d be dead. 

The Bird of Love and Loyalty photo
November 2, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Bird of Love and Loyalty

William Lychack

Nothing would deter us.

To The Princesses I've Broken photo
October 31, 2018 | Nonfiction

To The Princesses I've Broken

Chelsea Sheneman

From The Happiest Place On Earth

Touching Strangers photo
October 29, 2018 | Nonfiction

Touching Strangers

Tamara Adelman

The door is open, I said, just come in.

After the Call about My Dad’s House Burning Down photo
October 26, 2018 | Nonfiction

After the Call about My Dad’s House Burning Down

Guy Choate

Liz and I sit up with a start.

My Mother Left Me photo
October 26, 2018 | Nonfiction

My Mother Left Me

Anastasia Selby

An envelope with my name on it, xoxo.

Autopsy photo
October 24, 2018 | Nonfiction


Whitney Lee

We met in the pathology suite ––me the medical student––you the corpse.

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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.