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ISSN 2369-8055

Issue 8
Winter 2015


  • Editors:

Dan Dowhal, George Filipovic

  • First Readers:

Olga Belykh, Ethan Evans, Ryan Favata,
Alana King, Stephen Pusateri, Joseph Slocum

  • Special thank you to Kim Fu and Mary Renzi




  • Fiction

Iroaganachi, Nnamdi: Bring Back Our Girls

Marshall, Sarah: The Cleverest Daughter

Unigwe, Chika: Bethlehem


  • Poetry

Charleston, Cortney Lamar: I'm Not a Racist

Chong, Joyce: Resurrection

Dulin, James: Teach for America

Grimace: Lost Tribesmen (poetry/rap)

Honum, Chloe: Kiwi

Sommers, Ephraim Scott: Up Against It


Visual Art


Anthony, Franz: Never to Be Broken Again

Arya, Ngurah: Old Classroom

Binehaker, Eyal: Hagefen 4

Campbell, Patrick: The New Age of Slavery

Honz, Tomas: Lost Paradise

Hutchinson, Josh: Soul Ascending

Osipova, Lilia: Flowers of Nigeria

Sukeile, Maja: Byn Som Slukades Av Dimman

Slyvanie: Lost Assassin



Issue 7
Fall 2015


  • Editors:

Dan Dowhal, George Filipovic

  • First Readers:

Olga Belykh, Ethan Evans, Ryan Favata,
Alana King, Stephen Pusateri, Joseph Slocum

  • Special thank you to Emily Pohl-Weary




  • Creative Nonfiction

Anders, Everly: Medically Necessary

Hackinen, Meaghan: Where the Tide Rushes Between


  • Flash – Joust contest

Masad, Ilana: In a World Gone Mad – winner

Grzejka, James: Downpour Play

Kilongi, Muene: The Lunatic Express

Verdant, Roberta: Red Flesh


  • Poetry

Ngwatilo, Mawiyoo: Dagoretti Corner, Easter

Osayande, Deonte: Today

Pohl-Weary, Emily: Learning From the Hands


Visual Art


Florczyk, Barbara: Sky Full of Stars

Hackinen, Meaghan: Untitled

Krenger, Rosalie: Woman of Color

Leo the Fox: Alone My Soul

Manalo, Michael Vincent: The Man That Creates Skies

Martin, Eric R.: Second Chances Are Lost like Falling Stars

Mazard, Jérémie: The Flying Train

Red Tweny: Backing into the Void

Sinel, Cyril: Be Prepared

Stock Project: Empty Chairs

Tyne, Lindsey: Untitled, Empty Chairs


Issue 6
Summer 2015


  • Editors:

Dan Dowhal, George Filipovic

  • First Readers:

Olga Belykh, Ethan Evans, Ryan Favata,
Clare Henry, Stephen Pusateri, Joseph Slocum




  • Fiction

Chiba, Suemi: Skinning

Emelumadu, Chikodili: Soup

McAdams, James: Meran

Reid, Kiley: How Long My Body Was


  • Poetry

Asghar, Fatimah: Drown

Beck, Zeina Hashem: Terror/Mathematics

Brown, William: Bipolar

Hoffman, Alicia: Matroyshka

Makoha, Nick: The Informer and Candidate A


Visual Art


Aparicio, Raquel: Matryoshka

Altundag, Egin: Kobane

Dal Maso, Erica: Eternity

Harive, Brad: Pelly Crossing

Gora, Paulina: Amistadies

Lindeke, Erin: Fishmonger

Mihepu: Girl with Fish

Mitenkov, Max: Scream

Mosse, Richard: Untitled (x2)


Issue 5
Spring 2015


  • Editors:

Dan Dowhal, George Filipovic

  • First Readers:

Olga Belykh, Ethan Evans, Ryan Favata,
Clare Henry, Stephen Pusateri, Mary Renzi




  • Fiction

Kobiashvili, Irakli: September 1 in Tbilisi

Muthee, Margaret: The Escape

Walker, Raymond: Christ's Sad Eyes


  • Flash

Tarsha, Amir: The Physics of Satellites


  • Poetry

Elhillo, Safia: Watching Arab Idol with Abdelhalim Hafez

Rempel, Rebekah: The Magpie's Secret Lives


Visual Art


Canan: Falling Down in Sleep

Fairiegoodmother: Beneath the Ocean's Surface

Henry, Robin: Untitled

Jansson, Diane Montana: Women of Color

Kavvalakis, Mateo: Come One, Come All

Rezo: Tbilisi Riverside


Issue 4
Winter 2014


  • Editors:

Dan Dowhal, George Filipovic

  • First Readers:

Stuart Barnes, Olga Belykh, Ryan Favata, Jessica L. Haessly, Mary Renzi




  • Fiction

Chandler, Gary Emmette: The Waters of My Mind

Daily, Brandon: The Field

Huchu, Tendai: The Second Coming of Dambudzo Marechera

Knapp, Nathan: Ontario Blush

Solanki, Tanuj: The Other Room

Vogel, Nikki: The Past, of Course


  • Poetry

Clammer, Chelsey: Attempt

Collard, Andrew: Learning to Smile

Daniell, Ruth: Love and Nail Polish

Feldman, Sarah: Allegro Poco a Poco

Kreuter, Aaron: Photograph

Marlon, Brandon: Stellar Observers


Visual Art


Bobir, Andrey: Door of Consiousness

Cardin, Kevin: Grassy Field Sunset

Dowling Jr., Robert: The Last Escape

Huggins, Nadia: Mother and Child

Lawrence, Evan: The Catalufa

Lorenza, Nathan: Pin Up - Roller Waitress

Ntyeiko: Arrival of the Phoenix

offermoord: Death Sphere of Hypnos

Reinesch, Carlos Henrique: Music to Transcend

Sandara: Vain Harpy

Schade, Ernst: Dambudzo Marechera (Harare, 1986)

Siderov, Radoslav: Deep Meditation


Issue 3
Fall 2014


  • Editors:

Dan Dowhal, George Filipovic

  • First Readers:

Stuart Barnes, Sarah Boyd, Nadine Clarke, Jessica L. Haessly, Michael Healy




  • Fiction

Renzi, Mary: Everything is More Beautiful Here

Sauve, Mike: The Careless Fuckery of Tim Ingersson


  • Flash

Ursuliak, Emily: Planting


  • Poetry

Björkman, Aje: Dr. Macia's Unreal Tree

D.C., Stephen: Monkey Business

Groulx, David: Hobbesian Notions

Feldman, Sarah: Largo Tempo Rubato

Hoffman, Claire: Anatomy of the Inner Ear

Muyskens, Luke: September 7, 2011

Schantz, Celeste Helene: Black Box

Sohail, Ali: Flood

Suermondt, Tim: Staying the Courses


Visual Art


Basquette, Gunner: Gentleman Caller

Blanco, Marcelo A. Orsi Blanco: The Tree

D.C., Stephen: Monkey Business

Dowling, Robert Jr.: The Great Escape

Lee, Grace: As We Look Back in Regret

Mitenkov, Max: In Silence

Minetto, Wil: Locked Away

Nina: The World on My Shoulders

Paquette, Aaron: Returning Home

Satyawarman, Emile: Jakarta Flood

Ursuliak, Emily: Untitled

VanDoren, Naomi: Flying Home


Issue 2
Summer 2014


  • Editors:

Dan Dowhal, George Filipovic

  • First Readers:

Sarah Anderson, Stuart Barnes,
Michael Healy, Anna Stusser, Nikki Vogel

  • Special thank you to Alan Cumyn




  • Fiction

Jones, Matt: Abi Abbey Abbie Alexander

Ogene, Timothy: Notes From a Discarded Memoir

Steele, Jenny Wales: Wonderful


  • Flash

Masad, Ilana: Voracious


  • Poetry

Bane, Charles Jr.: My Love

Carroll-Hackett, Mary: This City, She Loves Me

Evans, Lesley-Anne: Desert

Favata, Ryan: Dog Years

Feldman, Sarah: Adagio

Hoffman, A.J.: Three Poems

Paulet, Emma: The Web

Reichard, Andrew: Many Things Live Backward


Visual Art


Aniola, Dominika: Night on Desert

Bnspryd: Vintage Children Playing
Connor, Paul: A Beautiful Day

Dowling, Robert Jr.: Until We Meet Again

Gilles-Nelson, Ashley Dawn: The Magic of Love

Mia: Embrace of the Web

Nelson, Sean: The Magic of Love

Ogene, Timothy: Untitled

Peek: I Missed You Today

Syrko, Marta: In My City

Toysoldier Thor: Shattered, Time Warped

vtas: Underground


Issue 1
Spring 2014


  • Editors:

Dan Dowhal, George Filipovic

  • First Readers:

Somboun Tsai, Adam Thom, Emma Tius




  • Creative Nonfiction

Sgaga, Gabriela: Are You Trying to Kill Me?

Villacres, Wyl: Constant Motion


  • Fiction

Cover, Chris: The Original Title of This Story Was Bad

Foust, Lee: Testament of Faith

Grainger, Sam: Knuckle Bones

Marshall, Sarah: Cutcomb


  • Flash

Barker, Xanthi: The Unreflected

Strider, Cull: Red Cabin


  • Poetry

Austin, Eleanor: Giants

Day, Dalton: Three Poems

Fissenden, Emma: Then

Prihoda, Michael: Short Poems


Visual Art


Bnspryd: Flower Boy

Daley, Stark: Gaby's Cabin

dractus-stock: Cliff Stock

Hammond, Jacob: In the Hands of Giants
Hönninger, Marc: Deep Street

Lankss: Schoolyard
McCabe, Alex: Crazy Driver Dude
Mitenkov, Max: Garbage Memory, Queen of Time, Shattered Sky

NomNomBurgerZ: Piano En Cendres
oorovska: Nonsense


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