On Voice, Rhythm and Experimenting With the Short Story: An Interview With Jamil Jan Kochai

By Bareerah Y. Ghani To say I’m obsessed with Jamil Jan Kochai’s latest collection, The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories, would be quite the understatement. It’s a fantastic,...

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Art Gallery 1

Issue 51.1 Art Gallery I Estructuras Insoportables I (Yellow) by Cecilia Prandi Acrylics on Canvas Estructuras Insoportables II (Green) by Cecilia Prandi Acrylics on Canvas CECILIA PRANDI was born in...

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Hungry Deer and Pissed off Gardeners: An Interview with Erika Howsare

by Ashlen Renner I don’t know what is going on with my TikTok algorithm, but I’ve been getting a lot of deer videos on my For You page: Deer crashing through convenience store windows, doorbell...

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Lesley Goodyear

“Alex at the Pool” Acrylic on canvas “Humpback Whales, Mother and Daughter” Acrylic on canvas Lesley Goodyear draws inspiration for many of her paintings from the landscapes...

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Anna Maeve

“Lady Silence” Digital Anna Maeve is a jill of all trades hailing from New Zealand. She is a Women in Art Award Finalist 2023. You can view more of her work at Annamaeve.com/gallery....

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53.1

 Purchase a copy of Issue 53.1 here Fiction I Don’t Want Me Either by Carly Alaimo No One is Coming to Save You by Sarah Bradley The Bayou by Amy DeBellis Stray Bullets by Lacy Arnett...

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With Teeth

Sam Paul My mother is screaming and crying on the phone. Her voice shakes with rage.  “You’d be so pretty if you’d fix your teeth,” she stammers. “But you don’t care about being...

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Jealousies

Hope Henderson 1.   I keep your memories, or shadows of your memories. Memories once removed. I remember, for instance, the woman you loved before me, the one I never met: her hair blond and damp in...

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In Maine

Kayann Short What happened to him? And to his wife—meaning his ex-wife, so I’d heard. They’d lived on the lake road in a towering barn that had been in his family for generations, so much a...

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The Good Friday Quake

Debra Dean Because it’s 1964, birth is still an act of revelation. An x-ray has confirmed that our mother is carrying twins, but shows nothing else, not the babies’ genders or if they are forming...

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Søren Weeps Piña Colada

Helena Olufsen We arrive in mojito-scented fogs and splay the contents of our suitcases across every bed, dresser, and chaise lounge. Our new home is a white sandstone palace with tall arch doorways,...

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No One is Coming to Save You

Sarah Bradley BANANA BREAD          Every day we asked ourselves if we should leave, and every day the answer was yes, only we didn’t know how. We weren’t...

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