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New poems Maggie Hess, Erin Carlyle, Clare Chu, Mark Conway, Caitlin Ferguson, Sandra Kolankiewizc, Josie Levin, Mark Prudowsky, Jill Roberts, Jonathan Scruggs, and Rebecca A. Spears.

BLR's latest theme issue explores the idea of displacement, drawing from stories that range from the personal to the political, and from the familiar to the foreign. It also debuts a fresh new look for the journal. The issue features an opening essay by Ha Jin, as well as new writing from Barron H. Lerner, Myra Shapiro, Sue Ellen Thompson, Prartho Sereno, Eric Pankey, Dan Pope, Rachel Hadas, Diane Raptosh, Hilary Sideris, Mehdi M. Kashani, Yanyi, Jennifer Solheim, David Ryan, Hal Sirowitz, and many other talented writers. The issue features striking cover art by Jonathan Allen.

Creative Nonfiction #68: “Risk” explores how we balance the threat of loss against the promise of gain. Writers recall the thrill and terror of going off the high-dive and skiing alone in avalanche country (which one really shouldn’t do). They impulsively invite famous chefs over for dinner, set off on poorly planned road trips, and weigh the advantages of medicating their children. Plus, the role of litmags in the Trump era; how to “get naked” on the page; lessons from John McPhee; tiny truths; and more.

In this issue, nonfiction by Andrew Bertaina, Stephanie Schaem, and Robert Steward; fiction by Alex Clermont, Philip Gallos, C.M. Manning, William Wilcox, and more; flash fiction by David Cook, DS Levy, Lorena Swift, and others; and poetry by Linda M. Crate, Gerry Fabian, Gary Glauber, Ryan Havely, Nate Maxson, Caroline Misner, Catheryn Shea, Uma Venkatraman, and more. Plus art by Allen Forrest and Helen Geld.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 16, 2018

The 2018 issue of From the Depths features fiction and poetry by Cindy Knoebel, Elizabeth P. Buttimer, Sherry Morris, Zack Martin, Elaine Nadal, Timothy Tarkelly, Kindra McDonald, Gail Peck, Claire Scott, Rachel Lauth, Richard Alan Hadley, Jacqueline Rosenbaum, Stephanie Dickinson, Caitlin Plante, and others. With Penny Fiction by Jason Stanaland, Cheryl A. Montgomery, James Duncan, Alistair Herbert, Chelsea McGlynn, Hannah Whiteoak, Tiffany Leong, Salvatore J. Lo Monaco, Ace Moore, Sylvia Santiago, Shermie Rayne, Shelly Ironside, Jenny Wong, Riaz Jahangir, and more. Cover art inspired by the 2018 Haunted Waters Press Poetry Open winning entry "Ars Poetic How to Wear a Scarf" by Elizabeth P. Buttimer.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date November 2018 online

The November issue of The Lake is now online featuring Edilson Ferreira, Deirdre Hines, Mary Ann Honaker, Charles Rammelkamp, Angela Readman, J. R. Solonche, Tim Taylor, Sarah White, Noel Williams, Laura Winkelspecht, Katie Zychowski. Reviews of S.A. Leavesley’s How to Grow Matches and Bradley Paul’s Plasma.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date 2018

Lalitamba 2018 features Jody Azzouni, Tim Bascom, Guy R. Beining, Joseph Bottone, Richard Alan Bunch, Clifford Browder, Edward Bruce Bynum, Frank Cavano, Noel Conneely, Jamie Donohoe, Craig Evenson, Cheryl J. Fish, Hayley Guariglia, Gregory Gilbert Gumbs, George Held, Robert Hirschfield, Matthew T. Hummer, Steve Jordan, Rebecca Lilly, Florica Elena Lorint, Bray McDonald, Tara Menon, Greg Moglia, Rich Murphy, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Kirby Olson, Jared Pearce, Simon Perchik, Jennifer Raha, Marilyn Ringer, Timothy Robbins, Cory Russo, Daniel Patrick Scott, J.T. Townley, John J. Trause, Eve Van Dyke, Kelley Jean White, Kimberly White, and Kristin Camitta Zimet.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 40, October 2018 online

In this issue: nonfiction by Melissa Goodnight, fiction by Joe Baumann, poetry by Naomie Jean-Pierre, and art by Justin Hamm.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 62 Number 1, Fall/Winter 2018

Awards 40 includes work by the winners, finalists, and semi-finalists of the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction (judged by American Book Award-winning Oklahoma writer Rilla Askew) and Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry (judged by Pulitzer-nominated poet Patricia Smith), including stories by Sharon Solwitz and Ellen Rhudy and poetry by Emma DePanise and Megan Merchant. The issue also contains poetry and prose accepted in our general submissions category. This fall’s cover art is by Elizabeth Seewald Hill of Joseph Gierek Fine Art gallery in Tulsa.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 87, November 2018 online

In the November 2018 issue, find work by featured poet Frannie Lindsay, with an interview by Nancy Mitchell. Matt Salyer pens “That Which is Difficult: Poetry at West Point” in the essay section, and Johannes Göransson reviews “I Remember Nightfall” by Marosa Di Giorgio translated by Jeannine Marie Pitas. Find poetry selections by Nicole Callihan, G.C.Waldrep, Linda Gregerson, Marjan Strojan, Patricia Clark, Jules Jacob, Susan Rich, Cynthia Cruz, Brian Swann, Timothy Donnelly, Amelia Martens, Diane K. Martin, and visit the “Poets Speak” section to hear thoughts from the poets.

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