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Volume 12 Summer 2021 Edition Available Now
​The summer issue features fiction by Desmond Fuller and Gregory Borse; poetry by Gina Marie Bernard, Monica Mills, Gaven Wallace, Anna Zwade, Yasmina Martin, Ann Weil, John M. Davis, KG Newman, Mara Lee Grayson, Mark Seidl, Kakie Pate, Jessica Hudson, Marc Frazier and Lance Le Gyrs; creative nonfiction by Amy Bowers, and much more.

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​"What Love Looks Like: Joanna Acevedo's Unsaid Things"

by Gianni Washington

“'Unsaid Things' is indeed a reflection on love from the perspective of twelve women and one gay man. Because of similarities shared by the protagonists—immaturity, a penchant for cigarettes, inarticulable yearning, and an anxiety that hovers lightly over their every romantic decision—one could easily interpret these stories as belonging to a single person at slightly different stages of life.”  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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