Volume 67

Volume 66


Middle Earth by Robert Beveridge

Lower the boom, lower the cheese, lower the flag and see who still salutes. Pieces at half eight, a basket in the Presidential rose garden, unsure which restroom is safe or desirable. You find you can dip pretzels in anything once you’ve had a…

December 9, 2019

Praying Before Idols by Wendy Swift

On our first night living on Tuller Circle, my sixteen-year-old daughter and I assemble what will become our kitchen table for the next fourteen years. The surface is constructed of pine-green tiles set in oak and because it is higher than average table height,…

November 6, 2019
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The Field Party by Darren Demaree

#50 i know the boneshaker i know the bones i know my father believed that only he was entitled to take deep breaths in our home ohio is full of fathers like that some of them gather at the field party to talk shit about…

October 21, 2019
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Bread of Life by Laura Bass

From December of last year onward, I have thought about bread every day, without exception. It started about six months after I got married. I cried a lot those first few months, and though I would always tell my husband that I didn’t know…

October 14, 2019
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Congregational Mourning Shoes by Susanna Baird

We bring them down from high shelves in guest room closets. We carry them up from basement boxes where they rest next to strings of Christmas lights, enamelware pots, rakes, trunks full of mothballs and wool. Unbox, unbin pumps in leather if winter, patent…

October 14, 2019
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Volume 68 Is Now Online

Back from summer break, we’re excited to start reading your submissions! To get a sense of what we’re looking for, read our 2018-19 print edition. It’s now online. Click on this ugly link to start reading our beautiful issue:…

August 25, 2019
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The Parents by Grace Reed

You see, my parents were always picky about their food. They wouldn’t eat this, they wouldn’t eat that. Very choosy. Which sometimes got them in trouble. That’s why it was particularly peculiar on Thanksgiving Day that they ate the whole meal themselves. My mother…

May 10, 2019