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Our latest issue features the Winter 2018 Poetry Contest Winner: Kathleen S. Burgess with “I’m a pilgrim light needles into place.” Plus, poems by Devon Balwit, Daisy Bassen, Michelle Brooks, Barbara Caceres, Anna Cates, Alan Catlin, Gareth Culshaw, George Eklund, Gary Glauber, Gene Goldfarb, Kari Gunter-Seymour, Nels Hanson, Jesse Hoth, Steve Klepetar, Judy Kronenfeld, Andrew Lafleche, Linda Laino, Samantha Malay, J.C. Mari, Betsy Mars, Caroline Misner, Paula Persoleo, Judith Roney, Stan Sanvel Rubin, Daniel Ruefman, Katherine Smith, Travis Stephens, Emily Strauss, Marc Swan, john sweet, Alan Walowitz, Kory Wells, Martin Willitts Jr, and David Xiang.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 88, 2018

Not going gentle. An exuberance of colors by cover and portfolio artist Anne Nealy introduces a market square of comedy and contemplation, unexpected narrative pathways, and an insistent push into unfamiliar locales, literal and figurative. The issue features poems by Ira Sadoff, D. Nurkse, Jane Wong, and two dozen others; inventive fiction of every stripe, including work by Valerie Sayers, Bipin Aurora, and John Biguenet; as well as essays and hybrid prose by Xujun Eberlein, Donald Morrill, Bonnie Friedman, and more.

In this issue, find poetry by Scott Wiggerman, Sarah Brown Weitzman, Ken Cumberlidge, Stephen Devereux, Mark Sadler, Reiss McGuinness, Marian Christie, Mantz Yorke, M.S. Rooney, Marc Janssen, Nick Carding, Aaliyah Cassim, Lavana Kray, George Cassidy Payne, Thomas Tyrrell, Goran Gatalica, Gareth Writer-Davies, Seth Crook, Colin Horseman, Annie Morris, John-Christopher Johnson, and Hélène Demetriades.

Stories by Amy X. Wang, Perri Klass, Les Myers, Victoria Alejandra Garayalde, Christian Winn, Brian Yansky, Rachel Heng, Kari Lund-Teigen, Jenzo DuQue, Alexi Zentner, Lindsay Haber, and Jonathan Sapers. Plus, an interview with Celeste Ng by David Naimon.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 8, 2019

Gold Man Review is a West Coast literary journal that publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from writers in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Issue 8 is both a beautiful and unusual blend of stories about mushrooms, swordfish, Kodiak brown bears, and estate sale lingerie, amongst others.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 41 Number 3, Fall 2018

"Practical Living." Featuring the work of David Bergman, Jason Brown, Stephanie Carpenter, Dawn Davies, Ryan Dull, Gulchin A. Ergun, Gail Griffin, John James, and Kyle Minor. Featuring “Extremes: the Power of Scale in Art” and “Coco Chanel in Hollywood: Selling Movies through Fashion.”

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 213 Number 23, December 2018

New work by Amy Breeder, Danez Smith, Paige Lewis, Christian Wiman, Martha Zweig, Tarfia Faizullah, Karen An-hwei Lee, Eileen Myles, Amir Khadar, Nam Le, Rick Barot, Sandra Simonds, Mona Arshi, and more.

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

The Winter 2018 issue of Rattle is as eclectic as ever, featuring a wide range of formal and free verse, haiku, persona poems, carburetors, Kmart, and two separate references to the Antiques Roadshow for some reason. The issue also features “Turbulence” by Dave Harris, winner of the 2018 Rattle Poetry Prize, and the other ten finalist poems—clearly our best set of prize-winning poems yet. As always, subscribers may vote for their favorite to win the annual Readers’ Choice Award. In the conversation section, Alan Fox talks politics and poetry with master storyteller Jimmy Santiago Baca.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 6 Number 10, December 2018

Enjoy an eclectic mix of literary and visual art by James Brown, Carl Corey, Rebecca Cross, Rosalyn Driscoll, Rebecca Giles, Joshua Jones, Lynne Kortenhaus, Sophia Latysheva, Domenic Scopa, Sarah Lutz, PD Packard, and Margaret Swan.

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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.

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