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from the vault: The Novelist by Tao Lin photo
September 1, 2012 | from the vault, Fiction

from the vault: The Novelist by Tao Lin

Elizabeth Ellen looks back at Tao Lin's "The Novelist" from Hobart, Aug./Sept. '04.

from the vault: Overhanded by Amy Minton photo
September 1, 2012 | from the vault, Fiction

from the vault: Overhanded by Amy Minton

Matthew Simmons looks back at Amy Minton's "Overhanded" from Hobart, May '07, and also her interviews, and just her awesomeness in general.

from the vault: The Exit Colony by Spencer Dew photo
September 1, 2012 | from the vault, Fiction

from the vault: The Exit Colony by Spencer Dew

Jac Jemc looks back at Spencer Dew's "The Exit Colony" from Hobart October '04.

from the vault: Belly by Glen Pourciau photo
September 1, 2012 | from the vault, Fiction

from the vault: Belly by Glen Pourciau

Jensen Beach looks back at Glen Pourciau's "Belly" from Hobart October '08.

from the vault: Two Shorts by Aaron Gwyn photo
September 1, 2012 | from the vault, Fiction

from the vault: Two Shorts by Aaron Gwyn

Aaron Burch looks back at two Aaron Gwyn shorts from Hobart, early 2002.

The Haunt of Santa Fe photo
June 1, 2012 | Fiction

The Haunt of Santa Fe

Ashley Bethard

"She had lost something, but she was not sure what."

Driving to Olympia photo
June 1, 2012 | Fiction

Driving to Olympia

Lynn Gordon

"It was terrible the way we were fighting, Janine saying how many other girlfriends of yours are going to call me, pulling out the ashtray and stubbing her Doral cigarette..."

Reduction photo
June 1, 2012 | Fiction

Reduction

Juliet Escoria

"This was the old days, back when you could go down to Tijuana without a passport."

Three Shorts photo
June 1, 2012 | Fiction

Three Shorts

Alex Streiff

"We go to the golf course with a case of Busch and two deep-sea fishing rods fitted with steel leaders."

Ping-Pong, 12 Loring Place photo
May 2, 2012 | Fiction

Ping-Pong, 12 Loring Place

Meagan Cass

 

It was the day after Christmas when our parents began to argue and we went down to the basement, to our new Titan 360 Pro ping-pong table, my brother Ari and I. We were unsure about the game

Wind photo
May 1, 2012 | Fiction

Wind

Elizabeth Crane

 

On the last day of her life, my grandmother woke up, went into the bathroom to brush her teeth, and looked into the mirror to discover that she was bald. Oh! she said. That's a fright. This

The Baby photo
May 1, 2012 | Fiction

The Baby

Pamela Harcourt

 

The Baby's signature sportcoat was caught in the cab door again. "Every danged time," he muttered into his coffee. He disliked being seen riding in a cab, certain that others assumed he had a

The Buddy System photo
May 1, 2012 | Fiction

The Buddy System

Jon Morgan Davies

 

The afternoon David was fired for stealing company office supplies and reselling them in an office superstore parking lot, the four verificationists took lunch ninety minutes late to see the

She'd Taught Us How photo
May 1, 2012 | Fiction

She'd Taught Us How

Jesse Eagle

 

We the children were out there in the alley again, digging holes in the asphalt with our shovels, digging holes in the dark and wind and snow, but no matter how hard we dug our sister wasn’t

Cuspis photo
May 1, 2012 | Fiction

Cuspis

Emilia Phillips

 

My father told me tollbooths were drive-thru dentists. The orthodontists were the lanes labeled EXACT CHANGE ONLY. "They change your teeth," he said, "until they're exact."

I cranked down

A Visit to the Dock photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

A Visit to the Dock

Bruce Harris

Most baseball fans remember the late Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis for his June 12, 1970 no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in San Diego. Dock struck out 6, walked 8, and hit one

The Holding, The Explosion photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Holding, The Explosion

Caleb Curtiss

Four hours before my 3rd shift, Sertaun is behind home plate calling balls and strikes and I am hung over as shit standing behind first, a few paces off the base path. Sertaun knows I am hung over,

Ken Burns' Little League photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Ken Burns' Little League

Dan Moreau

 

Episode 1
Humble Beginnings

The first official Little League was played in 1882 on a balmy summer afternoon in Springfield, MA. It was a perfect day for a ball game, the grass freshly

Only Catchers Get Credit For Their Unflinchingness photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Only Catchers Get Credit For Their Unflinchingness

Ronald Metellus

The Catcher showed his pointer finger, the signal for a fastball. Two fingers issued a polite suggestion for a curveball. If the Pitcher included a change-up in his arsenal, and he really should,

Baseball is Poetry photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Baseball is Poetry

Sam Ramos

 

Mike Hampton - P

When I wore my Astros hat and jersey to see them play the Cubs at Wrigley Field, someone threw a tampon at me, still in its wrapper. I didn’t see who threw it.

Tony

Craig Griffey photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Craig Griffey

Mark Baumer

Craig Griffey ate snowflakes because he thought it would make him better at baseball.

When Craig Griffey was six he almost retired from baseball to pursue a career in motorcycles, but his

Little League Primer photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Little League Primer

Daniel Romo

 

Pitcher (1)

Often the biggest and most talented. Best arm on the team. A steady fastball, a heady game. Wise beyond his age. Perennial All-Star. Nothing to do with the fact that he’s

Saturday photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Saturday

Kara Vernor

Girls, sweating in their polyester knickers, await their turns at the plate. Ankles clacking, mouths breathing, “We want a pitcher, not a belly-itcher!” Coach Agliolo frowns.

Bench 1 watches,

Out In The World photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Out In The World

Curtis Dawkins

Renteria almost hits one out in the bottom of the ninth of a 3-3 game against Cleveland. It’s been a nightmare season of almosts for Detroit. Still, I watch them every single night. Inge pops up to

Rotation photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Rotation

James Scott

They said the scar tissue would break up in your shoulder, and that this could be a painful process. You imagine it cracking like dry earth every time you loosen up in the morning, and this helps

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub

Worsted

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.

HARDCORE

Mik Grantham

 

"Mik Grantham is a real killer. One of my favorite artists working today. HARDCORE is not hard to read"

 - Bud Smith, author of Teenager (Vintage)