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Downriver photo
December 7, 2015 | Fiction


Cal Freeman

“The organism is made to self-regenerate,” she said as we walked to my 1980 Buick in the gravel lot.  “In this way it is unlike worn-out horses and old-ass cars.”

Metamorphosis photo
December 4, 2015 | Fiction


Jennifer Stern

I am thinking about the lungfish’s two worlds—the wet one and the dry one—and about metamorphosis.  And I am thinking about strokes—about whether it’s the moment that the arm becomes weak that a person’s life goes into pause.  Or the moment that the blind spot sets in.

December 4, 2015 | movie reviews


Sean Kilpatrick

Now our privates got a timeline.

But You Dont Know Any Bon Jovi photo
December 3, 2015 | Poetry

But You Dont Know Any Bon Jovi

Laura Minor

we’re all alone in our corner of need.

Rome/Barcelona/Chicago, Summer, 2015 photo
December 2, 2015 | Dispatches

Rome/Barcelona/Chicago, Summer, 2015

sara mcgrath

It’s customary in Italy to have food during happy hour. I ordered white wine but was nervous to ask for a plate. When I don’t understand what someone is saying I will just say no.

Theory of Natural Selection photo
December 2, 2015 | Fiction

Theory of Natural Selection

Richard Johnston

Latvia’s Baltic coastline is almost completely undeveloped except for a few fishing villages and some dilapidated concrete resorts for Communist Party officials.  A forest of black pines begins right at the edge of sixty-foot dunes.

Manson Family Vacation photo
December 1, 2015 | movie reviews

Manson Family Vacation

Sean Kilpatrick

Let’s touch hands across the rubble.

2 Poems photo
December 1, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Jeremy Allan Hawkins

A person in a pool of water
drinks it all up.

Affective Memory photo
November 30, 2015 | Fiction

Affective Memory

Sara Schaff

In the dream, he rolled down his window so we could smell the sea air, and I shouted with joy because I've lived in the Midwest for over a decade and rarely make it back east.

GORGE photo
November 27, 2015 | Poetry


Sennah Yee


she had dreamt she had fed herself to tigers

felt their maw drag her by the neck

wondered nothing more of her life

other than how many calories she would be.




An uncareful mathematician would always mistake this for love photo
November 27, 2015 | Poetry

An uncareful mathematician would always mistake this for love

Julia Dixon Evans

Because Math! 

Boiled Tomato photo
November 26, 2015 | Poetry

Boiled Tomato

Kaveh Akbar


In  a dream you were chewing your fingers down to the knuckle. My fingers, missing nothing, seem a kind of bloom, fluid as they... more

Three Poems photo
November 26, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Hallie Bateman

Snakes and Sharks and Bats

Two Poems photo
November 25, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Liana Roux

Here we are like we used to be,
my thinking of you, your eyes
slipping, never quite on me.

drunken texting while watching junjou romantica photo
November 24, 2015 | Poetry

drunken texting while watching junjou romantica

Dice Jung


a text msg that was sent:

ur hands my hands
both needed if i hit
u first would u hit... more

Forensics and You photo
November 24, 2015 | Fiction

Forensics and You

Jennifer Pruiett-Selby

The program started with Take Your Kid to Work Day. We were pioneers in the field of crime scene investigation. Everything went... more

3 Poems from Flashes of Life photo
November 23, 2015 | Poetry

3 Poems from Flashes of Life

Micah Ling

These poems originally appeared June 5, 2014. We are re-featuring them today to celebrate the release of Micah Ling's... more

Twenty Failures photo
November 23, 2015 |

Twenty Failures

Ilana Masad

1. She told him to shut the window-slats. Every shred of light should be brushed away. She wanted to feel invisible.

The GwalaCost // Ep. 3: Sauce or No Sauce? photo
November 20, 2015 | The GwalaCost

The GwalaCost // Ep. 3: Sauce or No Sauce?

Jordan Castro

From Osama Bin Laden to the WNBA, Jordan Castro and friends explore who/what has sauce, and who/what doesn't.

Two Poems photo
November 20, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Zef Lisowski

The house

is new, but these woods are

strange, endless, and ancient.

I Don't Eat photo
November 20, 2015 | Poetry

I Don't Eat

Frances Amiama


around you because
I want you to keep thinking of me
as a small body, to wonder what keeps me
so pale, what sustains my... more

Out West photo
November 19, 2015 | Fiction

Out West

Jarod Rosello

Wasn’t this, after all, why she’d come out here in the first place? To find something special? 

I Still Think of You photo
November 18, 2015 | Fiction

I Still Think of You

Tatiana Ryckman

This is not beautiful because this is not beautiful.

Tiger Blood photo
November 17, 2015 | Fiction

Tiger Blood

Bud Smith

I meet a girl on OK Cupid and the first date goes well enough.

September photo
November 16, 2015 | Poetry


Timothy Schirmer

And now, as summer ends
and the days spread thin,
I feel my life like a meal,
not a bad meal, but one
I have eaten too many times.



Lazy Wolf: The Series (pt. 3) photo
November 15, 2015 | Sunday Comics, Lazy Wolf

Lazy Wolf: The Series (pt. 3)

Alex Jiang

[Previously on... Part 2 ::  Part 1]


Don't Trust Me: I Think of Opera Far Too Early in the Morning photo
November 13, 2015 | Poetry

Don't Trust Me: I Think of Opera Far Too Early in the Morning

Frank Montesonti


There is a room in the cathedral called
"The Quiet... more

Two Poems photo
November 12, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Chelsea Hodson

Catie sent me her new book
said I was in it a fair amount
that’s a good way to get me to read something

Relics photo
November 11, 2015 | Fiction


Jeff Snowbarger

Late one night I found him, my long-lost uncle, Duane.

two poems photo
November 10, 2015 | Poetry

two poems

Jon-Michael Frank


pictures are as real as forever is
hello kitty in the weeds
I live endlessly as actual nostalgia
dying alive with the... more