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We are looking for poems that perform Olympian feats with language that leave a reader in wonder while still referring back to the basic things that make us human. We want powerful imagery and enjoy the juxtaposition of images in interesting and unexpected ways.
We look for fiction with a literary focus and prioritize characterization and psychological depth.
We want poems, stories, and creative nonfiction that make the reader think and feel, work that humbles us with its joy, humor, embarrassment, anger, hope, grief, or all of the above. We gravitate toward exquisitely crafted writing that has something important to teach us--something that readers really need to know, but might not have understood this was a need until the last word of the work.
The fall issue features fiction by Catherine Parnell, Desmond Fuller, and Jane Campbell; poetry by Luke Johnson, John Amen, Garrett De Temple, Ava Serra, Devin Brock, Joshua Kulseth, Michael Mark, Mitchell Untch, Kimberly Ann Priest, Daisy Bassen, Heidi Schneider, Melinda Gonzalez, Ayla Goktan and many others; creative nonfiction by Brittany Ackerman and Dianna Rosen.
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"Home, Approximately: Ananda Lima’s Mother/land Contemplates Origins and What It Means to Belong"
by Mary Sutton
'"Reading this collection feels like finding connections where one would least expect them. Lima challenges our linguistic and cultural boundaries, our empirical knowledge, and the self-defeating American habit of reading history selectively."