This month on the Terrain.org website, find poetry by Daryl Jones, Laura Winter, Justin Hunt, Gregory Wolff, Allan Peterson, and Catherine Stearns; nonfiction by Mitchell Thomashow, Laura Pritchett, and Jen Hirt; and fiction by Richard Courage. In the “Currents” section are prose and photos by Thomas Hallock. Now at Terrain.org website.
In this issue Erika Veurink takes us on a tragic, and perhaps painfully humorous, first date with two people whose interest in each other simply don’t match in “Five Hours Ahead.” Diane Payne recounts ways isolation makes simple trips to the dentist or the grocery fraught in the short essay “The New You.” And Ralph Sneeden asks, “Where is the middle / distance of history” in four poems beginning with “Skiff Hill.” The images in this issue are from a 1921 illustrated guide to figure skating by Swedish skating champion Bror Myer. More info at the Cutleaf website.
Sky Island Journal’s stunning 18th issue is now out. Accomplished, well-established authors are published—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. Readers are provided with a powerful, focused literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. Always free to access, and always free from advertising, discover what over 90,000 readers in 145 countries already know; the finest new writing is here, at your fingertips. More info at Sky Island Journal website.
This issue features fiction by Hisham Bustani, Scott Blackwood, Gregory Spatz, Nicole Cuffy and Blair Hurly. It includes Alice Greenway’s novella describing the life in an overcrowded refugee camp. There is also poetry by Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Emma Trelles, Suphil Lee Park, Emelie Griffin, and Benjamin Paloff plus nonfiction by Leath Tonino. And a performance piece by John Cotter.
More info at the New England Review website.
The latest issue of The Dillydoun Review features short stories by Amita Basu, Byron Lafayette, Tacheny Perry, Trevor Sorel, and Michael Washburn; flash fiction by Adrienne Marie Barrios, Chris Coplan, Ben Gartner, Lorette C. Luzajic, Kim McCollum, and Anna Zwede; nonfiction by Cyndy Cendagorta, Laura Gaddis, and Carla Williams; and flash nonfiction by Anne R. Gibbons, River Kozhar, and Byron Spooner. See poetry contributors at The Dillydoun Review website.
The beautiful Autumn issue is now available. Work by Andrew Krivak, Mark Blackford, Gerrie Paino, Youssef Alaoui, Matt Moment, Jose Hernandez Diaz, Jonas Holdeman, Alyssa Witbeck Alexander, Bette Ridgeway, Ahmed Qaid, Cindy Buchanan, Sherre Vernon, Brandon Lewis, Sarah Pascarella, Alexis Kruckeberg, KJ Li, Roger Camp, Colby Vargas, Lucy Zhang, Mark Yale Harris, Chelsea Stickle, and Jacy Zhang. More info at the Chestnut Review website.
In this issue: fiction by Rosaleen Bertolino, Tim Erwin, Ryan Pollard, Duke Stewart, Shelby Kinney-Lang, S.L. Wisenberg, Ivan Prashker, and more; nonfiction by Estee Ward, Elizabeth Brogden, Jena Martin, Alanna Weissman, Chip Brown, Zoe Fowler, and others. See poetry contributors at the Bellevue Literary Review website.
Featuring short fiction by Alice Wilson, Alex Haber, L. Mack, Zulaikha Yusuf (translated from the Arabic by Essam M. Al-Jassim), and Mariana Villas-Boas; a novel excerpt by Josh Emmons; and poetry by Daniel Bourne, Gail Peck, DS Maolalai, Alaíde Foppa (translated from the Spanish by Dana Delibovi), Mary Crow, Julia Lisella, Judith Harris, Susan Johnson, and Robert Herschbach. Cover painting by Russian artist Ivan Shishkin. More info at the Apple Valley Review website.
The writers and artists whose work makes up Ruminate issue 60 probe the imagery and metaphor of being at sea. Whether it is being at sea in the waiting to find out if a beloved will survive, as in Devon Miller-Duggan’s poem, “Perhaps a Prayer for Surviving the Night. Or as in Peggy Shumaker’s “Gifts We Cannot Keep.” See what else you can find in this issue at the Ruminate website.
This month’s featured selection: Christopher Buckley on “Naming the Lost: The Fresno Poets” with an interview by Nancy Mitchell. Sonia Greenfield reviews Sean Thomas Dougherty’s Not All Saints. In nonfiction: “The Solotaroff Protocol” by David Kirby. See who contributed poems to this issue at the Plume website.
In this issue, Daniel Leach delivers two poems from the South Carolina low country beginning with “the year after your father dies.” Lauren Green tells the story of a couple’s reconciliation trip after the husband’s affair is discovered in “My Life.” And noted essayist Chris Arthur reveals the joy and sometimes dark thoughts that are inspired by his page-a-day art calendar in “Picturing the Day.” Find out about this issue’s images Cutleaf website.
A new issue of Brilliant Flash Fiction is out with flash fiction by Filip Wiltgren, Belinda Whitney, Quinn Forlini, Cade Hagen, Martin Penman, Sage Tyrtle, T.J. Fier, Jonathan Worlde, and Lisa Fox.
More info at the Brilliant Flash Fiction website.
Our Autumn 2021 features the poetry of Alice Pettway who is interviewed at length about her poetry and her travels by our editor. Also included in this issue are short fiction pieces by Sergey Gerasimov, Nathan Greene, Amanda Jayne, Bruce Lawder, and Alexis Levitin. In addition there are translations from the poetry of Martín Camps, Lêdo Ivo, Luís Miguel Nava, Enriqueta Ochoa, Daniela Nazareth Romero, and Maria Wine. See what else is in this issue at The Bitter Oleander website.
The Fall 2021 issue of The Writing Disorder features fiction by Tori Bissonette, Ethan Klein, Sarah Terez Rosenblum, Marcia Bradley, Justin Meckes, Carolyn Weisbecker, Paul Garson, and Austin McLellan; poetry by Milton P. Ehrlich, Travis Stephens, Maria Marrocchino, Jordyn Taylor, Mikayla Schutte, and Kim Zach; and nonfiction by Jamie Good, Ruth Heilgeist, Graeme Hunter, and JoAnne E. Lehman. Plus art by Amy Earls and an interview with Pauline Butcher Bird. More info at The Writing Disorder website.
Translation takes the spotlight in WLT’s autumn issue, which—for the first time in its ninety-five-year history—is entirely devoted to the craft that makes world literature possible: every poem, story, essay, interview, and Notebook/Outpost contribution has been translated into English, and the entirety of the book review section is likewise dedicated to translated books. Check out what else you can find in this issue at the World Literature Today website.
This issue features nonfiction by Carolyn Kuebler, fiction by Jeannie Tseng, and poetry by Jane Huffman and Eugenia Leigh. Plus work by Laura Levitt, Ben Sakoguchi, Seulmi Lee, Julia Thacker, Alex Mouw, Natasha Lvovich, and more. Find a further list of contributors at The Massachusetts Review website.
We’re delighted to welcome you to the fifth-year anniversary edition of Leaping Clear! We invite you to enjoy the many manifestations of visual art, music, and writing. Music by Roseminna Watson; photography/video by Carla Brennan, Izumi Tanaka, Zangmo Alexander, and more; and poetry by Alison Luterman, Jane Hirshfield, Jody Gladding, Susan Harvey, and others; essays by Mary Lane Potter and Stephen Batchelor. Visit the Leaping Clear website to see what else is in this issue.
The Fall 2021 issue of Cleaver features creative nonfiction by E. A. Farrow and Tricia Park; fiction by Sarah Schiff, Frankie McMillan, Peter Amos, and more; a visual narrative by Emily Steinberg; flash by Suman Mallick, Alex Juffer, Sarah Freligh, Kelly Gray, Gay Degani, Chelsey Clammer, and others; and poetry by Sara Mae, John Cullen, Danny Cooper, Melody Wilson, Tingyu Liu, and Tom Laichas. See what else you can find in this issue at the Mag Stand.
The 2021 print collection of the poems, stories, and creative nonfiction published in The Baltimore Review‘s online issues is here. Work by Cara Lynn Albert, Francesca Bell, A. J. Bermudez, Gregory Byrd, Charlie Clark, Emily Rose Cole, M. M. De Voe, Jehanne Dubrow, Emily James, Joshua Jones, Meg Kearney, Cindy King, Tara Lynn Masih, Ed Meek, Susan Messer, and more. See more contributors at the Mag Stand.
Do we define the earth or does the earth define us? Robin Wall Kimmerer says that “The land knows us, even if we are lost.” In a time of extreme climate change, extreme consumption and mass migrations, we cannot continue to tell ourselves the same stories about the land. We need to tell ourselves a different story (or remember ones long lost) – one that honors and heals both the earth and ourselves. Gary Nabhan, ethnobiologist, calls this idea Restoryation. These new stories “can become a compass for us” in a time when everyone feels adrift and uncertain. More info at the About Place Journal website.