Ritualizing Rejections

10 February 2021 on Blog, Storystorm

During the full moon in Leo, on the 28th of January, I wrote down the name of every literary magazine that rejected me on tiny pieces of paper. I then...


“Catch and Release” by Kyle D. Craig

05 February 2021 on Poetry

When I was a boy my father lifted the barbed-wire fence beyond which lay a pond teeming with bass, bluegill, catfish. We pulled worms from catalpa trees,punctured their bodies on...


I’d love to have been a farmer by Sean Thomas Dougherty

18 December 2020 on Nonfiction

with a hundred acres, and a silo, a big green tractor, with a hound dog named Shiloh to ride shotgun, tending to the rows of corn, or sunflowers, endless fields...


“autophagy” by an chang joon

10 December 2020 on Fiction

P eased the scope further into the stomach. The walls of flesh undulated slowly. He adjusted, following the gentle curvature of the esophagus. His scalp itched. He wiped the sweat...


“Violent Epidemic” by Sarah Degner Riveros

04 December 2020 on Poetry

When the neighbor kidshows up on the porch, clutching a flannelpillow, dressed in sweatpants and a t-shirt, shakes his dreads, stutters, “Hi, Mom, is John here?” You set down the...


Poetry While Driving

03 December 2020 on Storystorm

What are you listening to while you drive? There are long drives ahead of many of us this holiday season as we retreat to our quarantine dens and visit the...


“Dr. Pepper” by Leanne Sowul

20 November 2020 on Nonfiction

It was the spring of eighth grade, and Laura and I had fallen for the same guy. His real name was Derek, but between us we called him Dr. Pepper...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: James Patrick Kelly

18 November 2020 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. His newest project is King of the Dogs, Queen of the Cats, a short novel from Subterranean Press. His...


“You Say You Have No Title?” by Barbara Daniels

13 November 2020 on Poetry

Here, take some of mine:“Poem Ending with a Tulip” “Weed of the Week” “Potato Soup” I know you’re committed to “Untitled,” thinkingit gives you the ultimate freedom. But I want...


“We All Saw Clouds” by Octavia Bell

06 November 2020 on Fiction

My brother has been dead seventy-three hours when I drive to the lake, on the day a village of ice-fishing houses is set up on the ice. It’s just after...


How Writing By Hand Could Change Your Creative Process

05 November 2020 on Blog, Storystorm

I write all my first drafts by hand. Pencil--a sassy little Muji mechanical sweetheart that only takes soft 0.5 lead. And paper--notebooks of all shapes and sizes, lined, unlined, free...


Dear Julia

30 October 2020 on Poetry

Do you remember roller-skating in the basement on snow days?We stumbled and soared, our feet heavy and strange, as snowflakestumbled down so fast outside the tiny window, like the Michigan...

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