The 2018 Fiction Humor Contest Results are In!

Submissions were sent. Stories were compiled and read by our readers. Laughter, giggles, and snorts ensued. Choices were narrowed down. Nisha Sharma selected the three best pieces. Which means… The time has finally come to share the results of our FIRST EVER Fiction Humor Contest! Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit […]

General Submissions Close for the Summer

General submissions are now closed, but we’ll have lots of great stories and poems for you to keep reading through July, including our announcement of our Humor Contest Winners.

Interview with Brendan Kiely

Brendan Kiely’s “Tradition” explores the ways young men help create and perpetuate rape culture, as well as fight it in alliance with young women. We’re thrilled he agreed to talk about his work.

And We Have a Winner!

The time has come to announce the winner of our Surprise National Poetry Month Giveaway!

Let the Humor Begin!

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Poetry

I guess it’s time to write about the death of black bodies, formless

Two poems by Mya Nunnally

formless

I wish I was still afraid of the dark. //
that I didn’t know what rests in swirling cloaks of black […]

Fiction

Kleptomania

Maybelle could not see over the feathered ears of the owl in her lap.

Poetry

paper lives, femme fatale

Two poems by Caitlin Thomson

paper lives

a desperate heartbeat shakes her paper frame //
and falling rain dissolves her […]

Fiction

Habits

Jess begins to wonder which habits to keep and which to break.

“I really don’t think cocaine is vegan.”[…]

Poetry

Moving and Paper Planes, The Greenhouse

Two poems by Jacqueline Peveto

The Greenhouse

Sometimes //
I wish I were made of leaves //
or cashmere yarn. […]

Fiction

The Fish Suicide

Robbie asks himself again and again — why did I love this girl?

Fifteen minutes ago I was awoken by my phone buzzing…I reached for it, answering without looking at the caller. “Jerome killed himself,” said the tear-muffled voice of the ex-girl-of-my-dreams.[…]

Poetry

How to Tell Astronomy from Astrology, The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Two poems by teen poet Fiona Warnick
Sometimes my tears drip, and you would //
compare them to moonlight and be pleased with yourself. […]

Poetry

Things to Remember, Orange

Two poems by teen poet Bessie Huang

Orange

The sunset is russet //
tonight, warm //
like paste. […]

Interviews

Interview with Brendan Kiely

Brendan Kiely’s “Tradition” explores the ways young men help create and perpetuate rape culture, as well as fight it in alliance with young women. We’re thrilled he agreed to talk about his work.

Poetry

1234, it’s ok

Two poems by teen poet, Eva Hays

it’s ok

brushing away //
the tears and //
blaming them on //
the clouds ahead […]

News

And We Have a Winner!

The time has come to announce the winner of our Surprise National Poetry Month Giveaway!

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