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Fracture photo
June 3, 2014 | Fiction


Elise Matthews

 We believed something together, and when we believed it, it was true. Nothing else more true.

Part 1: (Dr.) Who Was This Guy? photo
June 2, 2014 | A 14-Year-Old's 1984 Diary, Illustrated By A 14-Year-Old In 2014

Part 1: (Dr.) Who Was This Guy?

Rolf Potts & Cedar Van Tassel

Games of My Youth: True Animal Crossing photo
May 30, 2014 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: True Animal Crossing

Tabitha Blankenbiller

I couldn’t have my Wii hooked up and not play Animal Crossing. That would be like fries without ketchup; Vegas without blurry duck-faced selfies. Matt let out an uneasy chuckle when he saw the game

Blue Ruin photo
May 30, 2014 | movie reviews

Blue Ruin

Sean Kilpatrick

 inhabited a square-foot ghetto in Austin, cute by standards of being raised south of 8 mile, upside Detroit’s unfair putty

Year Twenty Two photo
May 30, 2014 | Poetry

Year Twenty Two

Zachary Cosby

i dedicate this poem
to the first 15 years
of the twenty first century.
it's name is "citrus".
i call it that
because I can't remember
its real name,
or anything else

Rubber Light photo
May 29, 2014 | Poetry

Rubber Light

Aviva LeShaw

That was the night Gabby and I drank the bottle of bourbon next to the makolet.
In America, we call them mini-marts, but in Israeli outskirts,
we call them makolets --
until we can’t form the

An Interview with Jenny Offill photo
May 29, 2014 | Interview

An Interview with Jenny Offill

Mesha Maren

Jenny Offill is the author of Last Things, and most recently, Dept. of Speculation.  In the words of Michael Cunningham, “Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation resembles no book I’ve read before. If

3 Poems photo
May 28, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Ricky Garni

It's Complicated

I could make a painting brighter
if I used brighter colors
It’s as simple as that

But it’s really not because
I don’t want to use brighter colors

And why I don’t

A Beautiful Woman of the World photo
May 28, 2014 | Fiction

A Beautiful Woman of the World

R. Dale Smith

I sat in my chair and stared at her. 

Apprehension & Other Colors, Fit to Size photo
May 27, 2014 | Poetry

Apprehension & Other Colors, Fit to Size

Sarah Jean Alexander

I have developed the habit
of staring at the hands
of people standing next to me on the train

Knifehandle Sweetheart photo
May 27, 2014 | Comics

Knifehandle Sweetheart

Nick Francis Potter

5 Poems photo
May 26, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Marci Rae Johnson

The Springfield Fire Department Reminds You to Be Prepared for Earthquakes

Even though Vachel Lindsay drank
lye and died in this room we
make out for a few minutes when
the tour guide

Baptisms for the Dead photo
May 26, 2014 | Nonfiction

Baptisms for the Dead

Troy Weaver

We took a bus down to Dallas, TX, probably forty or fifty of us, and spent the night praying for our families in a large hotel room.

The Art of Fiction the Excuse photo
May 23, 2014 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction the Excuse

Megan Stielstra

Once I was cool, things would be easy. I’d know how to put on eyeliner correctly. I’d know what music to like. I‘d know the right thing to say at parties. My friend Jeff sticks Post-it notes on his

3 Poems photo
May 23, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Ben Clark

Benjamin Charles Dowd

This has nothing to do with what you etch into the trunk
with his only pocket knife or that it will take him hours to axe
the tree down, set it aflame. Or that it was

2 Poems photo
May 22, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Madison Langston

it’s okay to sleep with a dickhead if they tell you about guided by voices
To the Man with the Synthesized Voice photo
May 22, 2014 | Fiction

To the Man with the Synthesized Voice

Rebecca Givens Rolland

It was obvious to me that you needed to talk, and I was there to listen and record.

3 poems about depression photo
May 21, 2014 | Poetry

3 poems about depression

Alexandra Wuest

Make a vision board

Watch Girl, Interrupted

Eat more protein

Person-Character photo
May 20, 2014 | TV, Nonfiction


Amanda Goldblatt

I wake up one morning and want to read Woolf. Being a woman writer. Is being a woman-who-is-a-writer something to consider, or. Yet it is not the gender really but the closeness to the skin,

Only Lovers Left Alive photo
May 20, 2014 | movie reviews

Only Lovers Left Alive

Sean Kilpatrick

I won’t front about Jarmusch. He’s cooler than my ability to describe shit. He’s our genuinely cool filmmaker, anachronistic above ideal, an atavist with perfect hair. He’s the reason people should

from The Invention of Monsters / A Performance in One Act photo
May 19, 2014 | Poetry

from The Invention of Monsters / A Performance in One Act

C Dylan Bassett



An ill wind that blows nothing. Autumn eats its leaves. It’s hard enough to understand the sequence of things--the king becomes the queen, the queen becomes the joker,

The Burrito: A Brief History photo
May 19, 2014 | Nonfiction

The Burrito: A Brief History

Angela Morales

A burrito, historically, was a food of convenience, much like the sandwich—a transport vehicle for the meal itself...

Two Martial Arts photo
May 16, 2014 | Poetry

Two Martial Arts

Spencer Madsen


as great as our best days will be
our worst days will be twice as worse
you can’t take from somebody their right to be wrong i try to love you as much as i hate myself
i don’t dance

Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy World Tour 2002 ★ 2003 Black T-shirt photo
May 16, 2014 | Black: Inventory of Black T-shirts

Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy World Tour 2002 ★ 2003 Black T-shirt

Jordan Wiklund

It has bullet holes in it.

Or rather, it’s meant to look like it’s been peppered with buckshot. The front of my Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy World Tour 2002 ★ 2003 black t-shirt features a

May 15, 2014 | Nonfiction


Jordan Castro

Versace "Medusa" V-Neck T-Shirt

This is the first article of designer clothing I ever owned. A month or so after I got out of rehab my grandma gave me a Nordstrom gift card for my birthday and

Feral photo
May 15, 2014 | Fiction


Christopher Moyer


In the middle of our city are the woods, which are full of animals.

Kara asks: “How much further, Marcus? Do you remember?”


I don't remember. The woods get bigger each

Young Gods: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Katherine Faw Morris photo
May 14, 2014 | Interview

Young Gods: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Katherine Faw Morris

But almost everyone is better to party with than writers. Like cops. Cops have way better stories than writers do.

The Neighbor photo
May 14, 2014 | Comics

The Neighbor

Jarod Roselló

2 Poems photo
May 14, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Rebecca Lilly


"All things considered, you'd best not putter around, frittering hours, but listen to your heart," the guru said (only its real wish is for the market-- to be an exec with a

3 Poems photo
May 13, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Jordan Castro

he said 'i think i work out just as like, an excuse to drink protein, you know?'