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September 28, 2023 | Fiction


Camille Sauers

I rotate my foot like a hot dog and I dare myself not to scratch. I let them land on collarbone skin, thighs, the sponge under my left eye. I’ve always been like this. I’ve always had small tits. You know what they call those.

September 25, 2023 | Fiction

Sitting House

Robert Nazar Arjoyan

Wafts of ancient loam and wet wood. He had viewed it all with sickening fascination, the swiftness with which something so solid could be torn asunder, cored completely.

September 25, 2023 | Fiction

The Branzino

Greta Schledorn

I’ve always wanted someone to tell me what I want, to sell me on a life I want to live.

September 19, 2023 | Fiction

Bombs Bursting In Air: From New York to the Crystal Coast with the Wartime Author

Derek Maine

Literature is happening all of the time, all around us, all at once.

September 12, 2023 | Fiction

Evel Knievels

md wheatley

I was driving down the freeway listening to Third Eye Blind way too loud

September 8, 2023 | Fiction

Future Present

Brad Phillips

Bobby was going down, not on a woman or a man but fast and with extreme force into the frost covered asphalt of a Holiday Inn parking lot, five minutes from the Detroit airport.

September 6, 2023 | Fiction

The Redhead

S.H. Woodgeard

My father is talking fast, telling me how the redhead is waiting for him.

September 5, 2023 | Fiction


Katie Frank

Once her parents were reliably asleep she helped herself to a long hot shower, a respite which was what she imagined drugs must be like.

September 4, 2023 | Fiction

Yet another person who doesn't give a shit about your existence

Jessica Almereyda

This act of attention lifts you momentarily out of your debilitating amiss-malaise. 

September 1, 2023 | Fiction

The Olfacteur

Eric Sacks

“Must have been rich kids,” says Al. “A lot harder to make money staying anonymous.”

August 29, 2023 | Fiction

U C what U want

Xairan Ray

It all started with a wrong clap. I remember that because Dave was saying that when she was born, her dad got mad that she clapped on the 1 and the 3 and not the 2 and the 4. He was clapping weird.

August 24, 2023 | Fiction

On All Fours

Marc Tweed

The thing about Grandma is that she seems to show up unannounced and she doesn’t care about the substance of the prayers, just that they end in Amen.

August 23, 2023 | Fiction

The Losers of Tomorrow


 I know Max is probably hard by the time we get to the overlook at the dam. He puts the car in park and tells me he mixed a cd, just for me, because I’m so special.

- I can’t believe this is

August 23, 2023 | Fiction

The Beer Run

Ivan Kenneally

As a young boy, I lived in the Bronx in the mid-1980s during a time when it was infamous for its squalor, a third-world dilapidation captured in movies like Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver. I remember

August 22, 2023 | Fiction


Chandler Morrison

The sleet has stopped but the cold is something unthinkable. It lends a deathly permanence to the still, heavy darkness. I stand shivering on the sidewalk and look up at the Hollywood sign. I try to

August 16, 2023 | Fiction

Everybody Hurts

Camille Sauers

The boys stood in the vacant lot outside the convenience store, which was closed today due to a special occasion. There was even a sign on the door. Armando was getting high again. Stew was quiet.

August 15, 2023 | Fiction

Friendly Advice

Gabrielle A.D.

He’s still rambling about my womanhood, my untapped, ethereal potential, when I reach for a tissue and blow his hot load out of my nostril.

August 11, 2023 | Fiction

Day One at the All-Inclusive

Carly Alaimo

Dolphins are too good for this world, I think, as I reluctantly, fearfully, kiss one on its domed rubbery mouth while someone snaps a picture.

August 10, 2023 | Fiction


Hannah Walker Finnie

One day her daughter says to her mom, in front of you, that she wants to go to art school, just like you. And it is the first time you realize, her mom does not want her daughter to be like you.

August 9, 2023 | Fiction

The Invitation

Chris R. Morgan

Walking through the dense forestry of unrefrigerated 24- and 30-packs, Pete was in search of something that would stand out from the rest.

August 9, 2023 | Fiction

Freight Train

Naveen Rajan

He looks at me a little like how the alley cats look at the mice behind the house, but I don’t mind.

August 7, 2023 | Fiction

Familiar Angel

Shanti Escalante De Mattei

When the angel came I was young.

August 3, 2023 | Fiction


Devin Jacobsen

He had lost his virginity to nothing less than the beast of the swamp.

July 19, 2023 | Fiction

Fat Girls

Shannon Waite

I’m not fat exactly, not fat like an orangutan or avocado, but I’m also not thin. Not thin  like those women on commercials, with bodies like Coke bottles – all dipped and smooth, tastin’  somethin’ like cherry. I’m lumpy like expired cottage cheese.

July 19, 2023 | Fiction

American Made

Anthony Gedell

The great neon calamity of his own life exhausts him.


Recent Books

Dear Nico: the Diary of Elizabeth Ellen (Nov, 2018-Feb, 2020)

Elizabeth Ellen

 "It captures all the doubts, giddiness, confessional streaks, blabbiness, self-alarms, rationalizations, feigned equipoise, and instantly breakable resolves of a person freshly infatuated and likely in love."   -anonymous writer friend


Elle Nash

“Transgressive and immediate: you feel these stories shoot through and wrap around you.” 

             - Kyle F. Williams, Full Stop Magazine



Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily


Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.