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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 32 Number 1, Spring/Summer 2018

The latest issue of Concho River Review features fiction by Deborah Nedelman, E.K. Ota, Jeff Pearson, and Sally Wagner; nonfiction by Laura Bernstein-Machlay, Melissa Knox, and Debbie Williams; poetry by twenty-three poets, including Jonathan Bracker, Robert Cooperman, Lyman Grant, Laura Quinn Guidry, Joan Payne Kincaid, Richard Krohn, Matthew Spireng, Larry D. Thomas, Terri Tucker, David Vancil, T.D. Walker, and Jerry Whitus ; and six book reviews.

Our 50th issue features poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from Scott Nadelson, David Starkey, Terri Brown-Davidson, Anne Champion, Eric G. Wilson, Stephanie Bane, Charlene Logan Burnett, Richard Spilman, Bryce Berkowitz, and many more. Plus, the editor interviews Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina Poet Laureate and former Pembroke Magazine editor. The issue's stunning cover art comes from Indian artist Mahirwan Mamtani's Mandala Conscious Beings series.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date 2018

There is wonder and delight in RHINO 2018, to be sure. Just as there is goofy, slack-jawed, and subversive humor. And, of course, the issue is flush with imagination and linguistic artistry. But with titles like “Naked Bootleg and the American Distance” and “Being Caught in a Failing State,” this year’s poems also reveal the distinctly anxious tenor of our time. In this issue, find the Founders' Prize Winner: Asking for a Friend by Abby E. Murray; the Editor's Prize Winner: Worms by Erika Brummett; and the Translation Prize Winner: Hat by Dejan Aleksic trans. Charles Simic.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 4 Issue 2, April 2018 online

In the April 2018 issue, check out all new words from the likes of Willa Carroll, Chaun Ballard, Megan Baxter, Richard Buxton, Desmond White, Julia Wendell, and many more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 33 Number 1, Spring 2018

The spring issue of Zone 3 offers poems from authors like Maureen Alsop, Brandon Amico, John Andrews, Bruce Bond, Caroline Chavatel, Lauren Claus, Jo Angela Edwins, Bryce Emley, Shawn Fawson, Mo Fowler, Kristin George Bagdanov, Lisa Higgs, Jenna Le, Alicia Mountain, Dayna Patterson, T.J. Sandella, Kirk Schlueter, Adam Tavel, and Danielle Weeks, among others. Read stories from Lucas Church, Jason Primm, Timothy Reilly, Geoff Schmidt, and K.C. Vance or essays written by Caroline Chang, Jacqueline Doyle, Massoud Hayoun, Susan McCarty and Nancy Penrose. You can also catch an insightful interview featuring David Haskell and his experiences with trees and nature.

Welcome to our 30th year. In the fall we sponsored our 22nd contest and had hundreds of entries, including our poetry winner, “Christopher Childers’s “Frames for My Father”; our winning story, “Scheherazade” by William Schwartz; and our winning essay “Peeling Back Skin,” by Rachel Furey. It is fitting that, as we look back on 30 years of publication, we should find that remembering the past has emerged as a major theme of this issue: cover art by Johntimothy Pizzuto; former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser; Ann Struthers, who was in our very first issue as well as this one; Kim Lozano; Melanie Krieps Mergen; Emily Arnason Casey; Louise Marburg, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 87, Spring 2018

What we leave behind us, and how we face the new. Art and cover by Paul Katz vividly embody the impulse to recast materials and signs. Stories by Stephen Dixon, Victoria Lancelotta, and Shahriar Mandanipour look at how we preserve and renew, while reflective essays by Emilia Phillips, Laura Gill, and Michael Stein resonate with poems of loss and remembrance by Gail Mazur, Cate Lycurgus, Rick Bursky and many others.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 76 Number 1, Winter 2018

This issue includes Wilhemina Condon’s “New Math.” Whether you loved mathematics or desperately appealed to the divine for merciful intervention as you faced a formidable foe, this essay is must read. Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark’s story “Well Behaved” is a snapshot of the staggering number of scrimmages recovering substance-abusers suffer as they traverse the road to recovery. Powerful. Additional pieces by esteemed and emerging authors—Margaret Benbow, Kent Nelson, Eugénie de Rosier, Kent H. Dixon, and R. Clifton Spargo—about “Selfies,” “The Misfortunes of Others,” “The Saint Necessity. . . ” and more, once again, deliver the best words in the best order.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 58, May 2018 online

Our 58th Issue features flash nonfiction from Lance Larsen, Pam Durban, Jill Talbot, Amy Wright, Scott Loring Sanders, Joe Oestreich, Kathryn Nuernberger, Bridget Apfeld, Jennifer Sinor, Nicole Cyrus, Allison Gruber, Marcia Aldrich, Phyllis Reilly, Jamila Osman, and Amy Butcher, alongside brilliant artwork by John Gallaher. Read and enjoy. Plus, in our Craft section Wendy Staley Colbert looks at how memoirists can manage the ethical problem of writing about others, Gwendolyn Edwards discusses how writers experiment with speculation and imagination while still upholding the reader-writer contract, and Jennifer Gravely reminds us that all essays will ultimately end in white space.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 275, Spring 2018

Found inside are the winners of The Fiddlehead’s 27th annual literary contest! Matthew Hollett-won the Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem and Kate Osana Simonian received the Short Fiction Prize. The honourable mentions went to Conyer Clayton and Conor Mc Donnell (poetry) and Samantha Jade Macpherson and Kate Timmers (short fiction). You’ll also find book reviews, along with new short fiction and poetry from Brian Bartlett, Marvin Bell, Kara du Plessis, Evelyn Lau, Steve Lautermilch, Cathy Stonehouse, Kate Sutherland, Thomas Wharton, and Laura Zacharin and others. The cover artwork is from Sarah Jones’s “Evening Windows on Germain #2.”

Our “Summer Haunts / Summer Hauntings” issue features poetry by Darren Demaree, Lana Bella, Brian Fanelli, E.D. Harper, Nancy Jentsch, Pete Miller, William Nesbitt, Maria Teutsch, Laura Madeline Wiseman, and more; fiction by Madison Asbill, Darrah Cloud, Jane Deon, Pat Hanahoe-Dosch, William Jensen, Lydia Paar, and Carol Samson; and nonfiction by Carmen Baca, Lisa McCallum, and Toti O’Brien. Find an interview with Jennifer Maritiza McCauley and images by Norma Alonzo, Kari Bell, William Crawford, Heather Lewis, Catherine Skinner, and Jim Zola.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 41 Number 1, Spring 2018

Featuring the 2017 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize winners, plus debut prose by Sara Read, Andrew De Silva, and Rose Smith. Also featuring the work of F.J. Bergmann, Jonny Diamond, Sharon F. Doorasamy, Rick Hilles, Meghann Plunkett, Tamara Titus, Denis Wong, and Stefanie Wortman.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Spring/Summer 2018

The Spring/Summer 2018 issue is here with work by Daniel Menaker, Jane Ebihara, Lisa Romeo, Leslea Newman, Larraine Herring, and many more!

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 17, 2018

"Unmolested" by Michael Lowenthal. In the wake of a sex-abuse scandal at an all-boys’ summer camp, an openly gay alum returns as a “guest-star counselor.” But then, he finds himself not only a role model but also the object of an adolescent camper’s crush.

Our April 2018 issue features work by Nicholas Dighiera, Kristie Robin Johnson, Jacqueline Alnes, Emily Howell, Susannah Q. Pratt, Magin Lasov Gregg, and Lareign Ward. Plus art by Holly Roberts and Richard Hull.

Featured in this issue: Diane Seuss with “I Climbed Out of the Painting Called Paradise” and other poems; Joshua Beckman on “Friendship, Porousness, and the Intimate Experience of Poetry”; Rigoberto Gonzalez with “The Incredible Story of Las Poquianchis of Guanajuato”; and Traci Brimhall with “Dearest Thanatos” and other poems. Plus new work by Cortney Lamar Charleston, Carrie Fountain, Kien Lam, and Iain Haley Pollock.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Spring/Summer 2018

As always, the Aurorean celebrates the seasons and New England with meditational and regional poems, and haiku. This issue’s featured poets are Gary Metras and Paula Weld-Cary. Other selected contributors include Carlene M. Gadapee, Alice Kociemba, Monica McAlpine, Laura McCullough, James B. Nicola, George Perreault, Eugene Pool, Neil Silberblatt, Matthew J. Spireng, Karin Spitfire, Martin Willitts, Jr., and Mark Zelman.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Spring 2018

Our Spring 2018 features include new short stories by Katie Young Foster, Kylie Westerlind, Brandon Williams, and Serena Johe; new poetry by Jared Harél, Emily Linstrom, Hannah Craig, George Perreault, and Emily Rose Cole; and new nonfiction by Paulette Fire and Arman Haveric. Plus prose & poetry contest winners: Thomas Gresham, Robbie Gamble, and M.K. Narváez. Additional features include the Decline/Accept section with “Things We Should’ve Said” by Angie Walls, Melissa Stephenson as our “One to Watch,” and interviews with the short story authors. Illustrations by Justin Burks.

Our Spring 2018 features our Lamar York Prize winners: Deborah Thompson with “Concaves” in nonfiction and Michael McGuire with “A Day in Which Something Might Be Done” by Michael McGuire. This issue includes some of the finest poetry we’ve published by Abby Caplin, Artur Nowaczewski translated by Daniel Bourne, Stephen Gibson, and more. Fiction by Ed Fischer and Chaya Bhuvaneswar. Nonfiction by Caro Claire and Terry Ann Thaxton. Art by Maja Wrońska.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 15, April 2018

Issue 15 features a portfolio of Arabic short stories from Jordan in translation. Other short fiction from Emma Copley Eisenberg, Kate Berson, Philip Brunst, Marilyn Sides, and celebrated Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa (translated by Nathaniel Gallant). Noor Naga writes about the complicated identities of Arabs in Egypt. Liz Arnold writes about clearing out a shed near the spot of her father’s suicide. Laura Maher writes about fertility in the desert. Artwork by Martha Rosler, and poems by Erica Dawson, Rosebud Ben-Oni, John Allen Taylor, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Diane Mehta, Moriel Rothman-Zecher, Jane Satterfield, Teow Lim Goh, Linda Ashok, and many more.

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