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“Thoughts from a Writing Challenge” by Lisa Low

“Thoughts from a Writing Challenge” by Lisa Low

Thoughts from a Writing Challenge   by Lisa Low This January, I decided to write a poem a day for a month (à la NaPoWriMo) with a couple of friends. I thought of this as exercise—something I didn’t want to do but knew would be good for me. And like exercise, I wanted...

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“Self-Portraits” by Emily Townsend

“Self-Portraits” by Emily Townsend

Sometimes I believed my body and my brain were two entirely separate entities. I constantly struggled with figuring out where I belonged during those bad-lucked years: I was displaced from my hometown due to my parents’ divorce, I was purposely making everything harder for myself as punishment. So I took this superstition of broken mirrors and blamed my unhappiness on the accidents of dropping cheap glass onto my bathroom floor…

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Results of the 2019 Summer Prize in Fiction and Poetry

Results of the 2019 Summer Prize in Fiction and Poetry

We’d like to thank everyone who submitted to our inaugural Summer Prizes in Fiction and Poetry. Without you, this would not have been possible, and we are grateful for your participation and trust in our journal. Please join us in congratulating the winners, runner-ups, and finalists of the 2019 Summer Prizes! 

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“Some Thoughts on Motherhood, Daughterhood, and Water” by Gail Aronson

“Some Thoughts on Motherhood, Daughterhood, and Water” by Gail Aronson

I am a woman, a daughter. An inner life can be difficult to reconcile with reality and the way others see you. Within the surreal conceit of a coast of mothers and a single daughter who mysteriously wash up to its shores, I hope the boundaries between the interior dreamlike states and exterior reality begins to muddle and melt away.  

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“Flash Is Not” by Jonathan Cardew

“Flash Is Not” by Jonathan Cardew

Flash Is Not   by Jonathan Cardew/ @cardewjcardew  I am a flash fiction writer, which means I write flash fiction. When I say this to people, they usually ask me what flash fiction is and I oblige them with an explanation. It’s very short fiction. It’s like a...

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