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Volume 12 Fall 2021 Edition (Coming Soon!)
​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.

Available September 6th.
              





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​"The Absurdity of Life in Emily Austin's Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead"
by Rachel León

'Despite what becomes a significant plot, Austin’s debut is indeed character-driven. Or, some could argue, anxiety-driven. But like anyone battling mental illness, Gilda is not her anxiety, though it tends to run the show. Except it’s in this intersection of her symptoms and her personality that her character is revealed: 
    Sometimes I fixate on how disgusting humans are. I think about how we do things like litter and invent nuclear bombs. I think about racism, war, rape, child abuse, and climate change. I think about how gross people are."   READ MORE HERE.






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Bare: Eight Writers on Explorations of Desire and Longing:  Readings from Volume 12 Spring 2021 Edition Premiere

Featuring Sophie Nau, Yvonne Nguyen, George Choundas, Claire Jussel, Wendy BooydeGraaff, Kayla Kavanagh, and Joanna Acevedo

The spring issue features fiction by June Caldwell, Seth Clabough, B. Bell-Gurwitz, David Obuchowski, Kayla Kavanaugh, & Sophie Nau among others; poetry by Joanna Acevedo, Despy Boutris, Claire Jussel, Yvonne Nguyen, Kirstin Allio, Tesa Floes, Nancy Woo, Kyle Ferguson, & Asia Calcagno among others; Visual Art by Jamea Richmond-Edwards; interviews with Kirstin Allio & Jamea Richmond-Edwards

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