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Pollinate photo
October 16, 2019 | Fiction


Cassie Mannes Murray

It was cloudy most days.

Bird In Love photo
October 14, 2019 | Fiction

Bird In Love

Kelsey Ipsen

When it is morning morning I dress myself in nice human clothes. I am ready to leave the garden, but I do not leave the garden.

Jersey Shore, but if Snooki was Giant photo
October 10, 2019 | Fiction

Jersey Shore, but if Snooki was Giant

Tara Lemma

It is not comfortable to be on the show anymore, but Snooki never finished veterinary school and she needs the money.

Someone Cleans the Bathrooms photo
October 9, 2019 | Fiction

Someone Cleans the Bathrooms

Corey Farrenkopf

Glenn cleaned public bathrooms at beaches across Harwich, Massachusetts.

We’re Required to Do These Things Just as Salmon Swim Upstream photo
October 4, 2019 | Fiction

We’re Required to Do These Things Just as Salmon Swim Upstream

Carling Berkhout

Do us in quick, I begged, do me easy.

Delete All Future Events  photo
September 24, 2019 | Fiction

Delete All Future Events 

Brian Bartels

Perhaps we are simply trying to figure out how to stay inside a relationship – our relationship – and figure out how to physically exit the space we currently inhabit and enter another. 

Quick Stop photo
September 20, 2019 | Fiction

Quick Stop

Christina Drill

I was seventeen, so he was a man — had I been older, maybe not.

Life Selector: You Take Control photo
September 19, 2019 | Fiction

Life Selector: You Take Control

Sasha Graybosch

Show her face to the camera. Put your finger in her mouth.

neighbors photo
September 17, 2019 | Fiction


Aliceanna Stopher

Here is your neighbor, blood forking from her nose, catching on her lip. 

Kids photo
September 11, 2019 | Fiction


Andrea Ruggirello

When the men came and dug us up to make way for the next crop, it took a sharp tug or two to free our limbs from where they were entangled with the earth

Paper Wasps photo
September 10, 2019 | Fiction

Paper Wasps

Joseph Worthen

He’s soaked in sweat already and all he’s done is drive. He must know what they are here to find.

Kyle photo
September 5, 2019 | Fiction


Kyle Francis Williams

Doris said she would pray for me because I was a kind person and her murdered great-nephew had also been named Kyle.

Floating Feet photo
August 30, 2019 | Fiction

Floating Feet

Amy Rowland

I always knew I would wash up on an island.

How To Start A Coven photo
August 29, 2019 | Fiction

How To Start A Coven

Deirdre Danklin

Say, “we should start a band.” Get shut down because everyone wants to sing but no one knows how to play guitar. 

Hari Kari photo
August 28, 2019 | Fiction

Hari Kari

Eric Aldrich

Fuck couples therapy!

Blotches and Blurs photo
August 27, 2019 | Fiction

Blotches and Blurs

Kevin Tasker

When I was thirty I found my birth mom. I’d written her letters but never sent them.

Dinosaur Justice photo
August 26, 2019 | Fiction

Dinosaur Justice

Aurora Nibley

This is a frontier town. Means it’s small. 

Now, if the frontier was moving forward, like they do sometimes, our town might get... more

A Meeting Of The Society Of Adult Men Who Have Lost Their Fathers  photo
August 23, 2019 | Fiction

A Meeting Of The Society Of Adult Men Who Have Lost Their Fathers 

Robert John Miller

They gather in the basement to weep together like the boys they are.

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out photo
August 22, 2019 | Fiction

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Jan Saenz

It’s after midnight and Jason is awake, trying to ignore the suspicion his twin sister is masturbating on the... more

Organics photo
August 21, 2019 | Fiction


Caitlin Rae Taylor

Nobody knows Ralph has a flask tucked in his front shirt pocket. His blue Hi-Mart vest hides the bulge it makes beneath the fabric.

Fish photo
August 16, 2019 | Fiction


Z Kennedy-Lopez

We amass, aquatic, shoal of the legless. The one grown webby with appendages pads onto the raspy sand, and we surface to see: gleeful and aroused... more

Arrangements photo
August 15, 2019 | Fiction


Merridawn Duckler

There was a Help Wanted sign at the florists. I had a car, so I walked in and applied. This was a time in my life when I’d decided anyone could do anything. In other words, I was an artist.

First Love and the Zippo Prophecy photo
August 14, 2019 | Fiction

First Love and the Zippo Prophecy

Anne Summerfield

He had one of those cool lighters – brushed metal case, tiny chimney with a pattern of holes, bright heat when flint... more

Timed Test photo
August 13, 2019 | Fiction

Timed Test

Kim Magowan

We’re practicing doing timed tests for the AP Language and Comp exam, and the prompt Ms. Anniker gives us is “What Are You Proud Of?” I think immediately, “my chin” 

Shine photo
August 12, 2019 | Fiction


Kat Moore

Amy lives right off Pike beneath a fire escape in one of the many alleys that connect to the street. She’s fifteen years old and loves Madonna.... more

Recent Books

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Elizabeth Ellen

*limited time sale on Person/a: $10!

"Person/a chosen as a best work of experimental literature by Lithub!"
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Chloe Caldwell

"Women by Chloe Caldwell s a beautiful read/a perfect primer for an explosive lesbian affair/an essential truth." -- Lena Dunham

"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come." -- Cheryl Strayed

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

“Reading these stories makes me wanna smoke weed and drive thru mcds 24/7.”

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women