This issue features poetry by Mary Ardery, Micki Blenkush, Barbara Daniels, Kari Ann Ebert, Christine Payck & Virginia Smith Rice, Jonathan Riccio, Dorsia Smith Silva, and more; flash fiction by Juliana Crespo, Sean Cunningham, Adam Lock, Cathy Ulrich, and others; fiction by Emily Hoover and Kim Magowan & Michelle Ross; creative nonfiction and flash creative nonfiction by Malcolm Chang, Katie Cortese, Autumn Shah, David Morgan O’Connor, Angela Schlein, and more. Plus, multimedia by Ginger Beck.
The MacGuffin’s Fall 2018 issue is a prism, offering the reader a juxtaposition of different views and landscapes, cultures and realities. Let your mind wander first to the Republic of Jacob Butlett’s “Wombango”—how near, far, past, or future this is, who can know—before reaching a more definite temporal plane in Vanessa Waltz’s “October, 1941.” Pay a visit to the frogs in poet Joseph Powell’s “Desert Spring” before the party gets rolling at Ama Carey-Barr’s “Oyster Festival.” Cover art by Nancy Scott.
This general issue features the winner of (Emily Osborne) of our Far Horizons Award for Poetry, as well as new poetry by George Elliott Clarke and Alisha Dukelow. There are three creative nonfiction pieces included here, and three short stories, including a debut story by B.C. writer, Kai Conradi. As usual, there are also insightful reviews of new Canadian books.
In Issue 8’s pages you will find zombie movies, overdoses, passive-aggressive sticky notes, passive-aggressive cats, ever-traumatic family dynamics, deeply creepy misunderstandings among friends and lovers, our first ever work in translation, and a rock stuck in a shoe.
"Escape from Vienna" by Erin Snyder
Featuring work by Helen McClory, Jakob Guanzon, Justin Jannise, and Tyler Dunning, an interview with Claire Schwartz, art by Ashley Carson, and a note from Editor-in-Chief Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice.