Current Web Edition: Winter 2021


Featuring JD Debris, Chelsea Harris, Leonore Hildebrandt, Laura Joyce-Hubbard, Jozie Konczal, Cortney Phillips Meriwether, Luisa Muradyan, Carolyn Oliver, Ploi Pirapokin, Savannah Slone, Grace H. Zhou

Announcing our 2021 Literary Award Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2021 Literary Awards!

Poetry – torrin a. greathouse, for “On Possession,” “fT4T,” and “As My English Class Debates the Legality of Gay Marriage I Daydream of the Boy I Am Beginning to Fall in Love With”

Creative Nonfiction - Laura Haugen, for “Song for the Missing”

Fiction  - Tom Howard, for “The Long Shadows”

The winning works will appear in our Fall/Winter 2021-22 edition, due out in December 2021.

View our complete list of winners and honorable mentions


Featured Writer: Ingrid Horrocks

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Days Bay,” an essay from the forthcoming collection Where We Swim


A Book You May Have Missed: Sarah Minor's BRIGHT ARCHIVE


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Featured Writer: Annie Penfield



Now Available! Volume 18, no. 1 - Spring/Summer 2021

Featuring new work from: Michael Martone, James Longenbach, Alexandria Hall, Mira Rosenthal, Ryan Choi, Alix Ohlin, Hugh Martin, and more!



A Book You May Have Missed: Michele Morano's LIKE LOVE

Special Feature: my heart. your soul.

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