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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 9, October 2018

“The Circles Issue.” Fairs, fireworks, and fathers are just some of the themes in Issue 9. There are flies and zebras, too. And tender angry love poems, and artwork by three different artists (the most art we've had in a single issue!). Nancy Stohlman answers our questions in this issue's A6 Q&A. Contributors include: Jay Alexander, Terrence Arjoon, Brian Cohen, Rhonda Collis, Theresa DeSalvio, Jo Angela Edwins, Joseph Goosey, Emily Madapusi Pera, Brian Rigg, Brittney Shideler, Bob Thurber, and Sarah Wallis.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date November 2018 online

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.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 34 Number 3, Fall 2018

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.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 45 Number 3, Fall/Winter 2018

Every fall, we have the true pleasure of featuring the winner of the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. This year, final judge Margot Livesey selected Shannon Sweetnam’s “Aisha and the Good for Nothing Cat.”  In this issue, we have more stories and essays from writers new to our pages: David Crouse’s “The Earth Is No Escape from Heaven,” Joanna Pearson’s “The Whaler’s Wife,” Michelle Ross’s dystopically domestic “A Mouth Is a House for Teeth,” Erica Berry’s AWP Intro to Journals Award–winning essay “On Worry,” Corey Van Landingham’s “Death Mask,” and Julie Marie Wade’s “Meditation 38.”

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 18 Number 2, 2018

In this issue, readers can find fiction by Zebbie Watson, Gabriel Blackwell, Nathan Knapp, Dinah Cox, Maureen Aitken, Z.Z. Boone, and more; essays by Christina M. Wells, Christopher Linforth, Victoria Sanderson, and Gladys Haunton; and poetry by Michael VanCalbergh, Victoria Walls, Dylan Loring, Mike James, Lowell Jaeger, Paige Riehl, Maja Sadikovic, and more.

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

A special portfolio of Puerto Rican writers and artists reflecting on Hurricane Maria and its aftermath, an essay on growing up in and growing out of Black churches, fiction about music and families, and a 2018 DISQUIET Prize-winning poem.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 22, 2018

"Lethe" by Leanna James Blackwell. In Greek mythology, the River Lethe offered oblivion to newly-perished souls. Braiding together the story of her parents’ whirlwind romance and memories from her troubled childhood, Leanna Blackwell considers the lure of denial and the costs of remembering.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 40 Number 6, November/December 2018

“The opposite of not existing / is shopping,” writes Brandon Amico in his poem “Customer Loyalty Program”: part of our special section on “Getting and Spending,” which includes Edward Hirsch, Eloisa Amezcua, Katy Lederer, Sanki Saitō  (translated by Ryan C.K. Choi). The winners of the 2018 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers are announced: Audrey Kim, Emily Perez, Jenny Li. Fiction by Nicole Hebdon, Francesca Scotti (translated by Jeanne Bonner), Tia Clark, C. Pam Zhang; nonfiction by Sarah Menkedick, Erika T. Wurth, Paisley Rekdal; poetry by Tiana Clark, Andrea Cohen, Alessandra Lynch, Ishion Hutchinson, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Bob Hicok, Garrett Hongo, Leslie Williams.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 23 Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2018-2019

The Fall/Winter 2018–2019 issue of the Aurorean features poets Becky Kennedy and Roberta Maggraff. Other selected contributors include Showcase Poets Tobi Alfier, Holly Day, George Guida, and Ed Meek, and our Bookend Poets Thomas Griffin, and Tzynya Pinchback.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Fall 2018

Featuring five new stories selected by Guest Judge Susan Perabo for the 2018 Raymond Carver Contest: “Home As Found” by Frank M. Meola; “Explain It To Me” by Jenessa Abrams; “Conflagration” by Suzanne Barefoot; “How Would You Like To Be Dead?” by Noah Bogdonoff; and “Terschelling” by Jaap van der Schaaf. Plus, an interview with each short story author, new poetry and nonfiction, story-inspired illustrations, and more.

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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