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Two Poems photo
March 31, 2022 | Poetry

Two Poems

Katelin Kelly

"[ / ]" and "[ / / ]"

My Shoes Are Ruined and You Said Nothing photo
March 30, 2022 | Nonfiction

My Shoes Are Ruined and You Said Nothing

Sean Turner McLeod

You are standing on an indifferent platform in Preston Station and a little black spaniel is making unbreaking eye-contact with you as he pisses on your leg.

Stir It Up: Aileen Weintraub talks food, pregnancy amidst the chaos, and her new book Knocked Down: A High-Risk Memoir photo
March 30, 2022 | Interview

Stir It Up: Aileen Weintraub talks food, pregnancy amidst the chaos, and her new book Knocked Down: A High-Risk Memoir

Hannah Grieco

Aileen Weintraub is one of those incredibly funny writers who also has that superpower to make you cry against your will. You may have read her pieces about pregnancy, motherhood, aging, and more –

H O N G  K O N G photo
March 29, 2022 | Poetry

H O N G  K O N G

Kyle Seamus Brosnihan

mom says I smell like smoke
I say she smells someone else

Softbox photo
March 27, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Softbox

Anya Maria Johnson

On the first day of my streaming career, I asked Gabe to come over to adjust the lighting design of my “set.”

Everything Matters: The Future and Prisoners photo
March 26, 2022 | The Paranoid View

Everything Matters: The Future and Prisoners

Austin Ross

In the summer of 2017, my wife and I drove from Philadelphia to New York City for a weekend family reunion. She was seven months’ pregnant with our first child—in the third trimester but still far

Amiss photo
March 25, 2022 | Poetry

Amiss

Ian U Lockaby

In the middle of
the street is everyone
you know.

Queer Time, Sand Too photo
March 24, 2022 | Nonfiction

Queer Time, Sand Too

Aislin Neufeldt

Maybe you didn’t recognize me, me with longer hair, growing tits, a new name.

Contrary to belief, I lived  photo
March 23, 2022 | Poetry

Contrary to belief, I lived 

Deon Robinson

through the years when what I needed most 
was to hold my father’s hand.

The Far Side photo
March 22, 2022 | Fiction

The Far Side

Julie Goldberg

She was going up to Poughkeepsie to see a girl she had met on the internet who, promisingly, shared her passion for Gary Larson comics.

In a New York Summer photo
March 21, 2022 | Poetry

In a New York Summer

David Ehmcke

Two men smoking cigarettes on Bleecker could mean anything
to each other.

Prep School Drug Mule photo
March 20, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

Prep School Drug Mule

Sadie McCarney

Fifteen years before my autism diagnosis - the year I chopped off all my hair with jagged scissors - I hid a not inconsequential baggie of hash in my dorm room closet. I was, as always, trying to

TTLMLMTMF: The Hold Steady, “Unpleasant Breakfast” photo
March 19, 2022 | Things That Look More Like Me Than My Face

TTLMLMTMF: The Hold Steady, “Unpleasant Breakfast”

Katie Darby Mullins

I often sign handwritten letters with the infinity sign and the words “Stay Positive” like lead singer Craig Finn does. I’ve used “Constructive Summer” as a mantra for years. My husband and I often

Julia Fox Isn't A Writer & other poems photo
March 18, 2022 | Poetry

Julia Fox Isn't A Writer & other poems

Elizabeth Ellen

I hadn’t notified Interview magazine abt it
I hadn’t tweeted abt it either
I wasn’t post alt lit
Or a genius

The Grandmas photo
March 18, 2022 | Nonfiction

The Grandmas

Chelsie Bryant

When you died in March, five months before I bought my first plant, I learned what sobbing is.

I Laugh at My Great-Grandmother’s Funeral photo
March 17, 2022 | Poetry

I Laugh at My Great-Grandmother’s Funeral

Josephine Wu

All the time I don’t know what I’ve lost. 

Same Difference photo
March 14, 2022 | Fiction

Same Difference

Clare Fisher

She opens her mouth to speak, then shuts it, starts to laugh. ‘I guess we're both freaks.’

The Case For Queerplatonic Love photo
March 13, 2022 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Case For Queerplatonic Love

Tenacity Plys

I.

In third grade, we spend every lunch writing comic books together. We invent a cinematic universe of imagined worlds to rival Marvel's. I've known her since I was six, and I've known my sister

My Favorite Pen: Skilcraft Ballpoint photo
March 12, 2022 | Comics

My Favorite Pen: Skilcraft Ballpoint

Nathan Goodroe

The United States government has an official pen. A pen whose standards were outlined in a 16-page document from 1965. 

Josephine, or Alter Ego photo
March 11, 2022 | Poetry

Josephine, or Alter Ego

Joseph O. Legaspi

Is this how a woman
Disappears, water-tap and soil

Leviathan photo
March 10, 2022 | Nonfiction

Leviathan

Maryann Aita

Now, I have a death machine.

The Red Bird photo
March 9, 2022 | Fiction

The Red Bird

Michael McSweeney

My six-year-old son stretches his arms to their limit as he describes his latest nightmare.

The Stay of Grief photo
March 9, 2022 | Poetry

The Stay of Grief

Elizabeth Crowell

There is one boat out every day.
We are never packed in time to take it.

Outside the VIP Room of Club Private Grief photo
March 7, 2022 | Poetry

Outside the VIP Room of Club Private Grief

Nick Martino

She flips a stool on the bar like a lamb
 

—springtime, I fell in love again photo
March 6, 2022 | fucked up modern love essays

—springtime, I fell in love again

Zoe Contros Kearl

Charming shyness paired with a love of dancing the Charleston in heels in the street past midnight. I kissed her bloodied knees.

Little Prayer for a Snail photo
March 4, 2022 | Poetry

Little Prayer for a Snail

Ben Seanor

There’s so much advice
in the world, such as: if you’re feeling
very low, put on a suit

The Difficult Way photo
March 3, 2022 |

The Difficult Way

Jim Whiteside

Mom calls at nine, eleven her time.
She can't sleep, asks me to tell her a story

The Mercenary Uses His Monthly Phone Privileges to Call His Mother photo
March 1, 2022 | Poetry

The Mercenary Uses His Monthly Phone Privileges to Call His Mother

Divyasri Krishnan

Hi, me again