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2012

December 2012

INTERVIEWS
An Interview With Richard Froude by Neelanjana Banerjee
An Interview With Kevin Keating by David Hoenigman
An Interview With Cooper Renner by Nicolle Elizabeth and Kevin O’Cuinn

FLASH FICTION
John Wayne by Michael K. Meyers
Enola Gay by Glenn Shaheen

NOVEL EXCERPTS
TV Snorted My Brain by Bradley Sands

EXPERIMENTAL
filled by Shawnacy Kiker
Public Toilet Safety for Women by Nina Pratt

SHORT STORIES
Miller’s Cymbal Orchestra by Jim Meirose

POETRY
POPE IN GARDEN, THOUGHTFUL by Katherine Berta
When Things Stick Together by Stephen Buoro
A Foothold by Colin Dodds
WHEN WOULD YOU ORDINARILY WANT by Leora Fridman
every day there is less of it by Daniel Hoopes
Poems by Scott Jacobs Jr.
Late Winter Still Life, 1960 by George Korolog
Introvert by Fiona McNabb
Two Poems by Jennifer Recchio
Message by Ian Sanquist
LACUNA by Robert Walton

November 2012

INTERVIEWS
An Interview With Chloe Caldwell by Scott McClanahan

REVIEWS
Shift by Alyse Bensel
The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands by Nick Flynn

FLASH FICTION
This Much I Know by Shebana Coelho
Shisha Love by Sahar Mustafah
Long Weekend by Nick Sansone
Fading by Cyn Vargas

SHORT STORIES
Step Right Up by Jacqueline Doyle
Dinner and Movie, and Other Stuff by Emil Ostrovski

EXPERIMENTAL
Mannequin Garden by Rachel Springer

POETRY
Five Poems by D.M Aderibigbe
wedding vows by Nic Alea
from ‘Captured by the Source’ by Andre Bagoo
Communism by C. Dylan Bassett
Three Poems by Robert Cowan
Six Poems by Kyle Hemmings
Four Poems by Kateema Lee
5 Selections from The Habiliments by Joe Milazzo
Three Poems by Alexandra Smyth
Six Poems by Jeanann Verlee

October 2012

FLASH FICTION
Whiskey to Denim by Carly Berg
The Second Time I Met Ellie’s Dad by Sean Lovelace
King of the Zombies by Richard Peabody
A Dictionary of Devotions by Marianne Villanueva
Woo-Kyung-Valerie by Esme-Michelle Watkins

SHORT STORIES
Ravishing by Kate Scarpetta

POETRY
Café by the Ruins by Rina Caparras
judas in the city by Séamas Carraher
EPITAPH FOR AN AGING BOOMER by Howie Good
WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION by Brett Elizabeth Jenkins
the time i said hello to you, and you thought i was a bear by Paul Jessup
In a Study of the Meadow
            Ezra Pound reconfigured by June Saraceno

Everything that gets old by Eric Silverman
A Change by Jacqueline Lucile Tiven
Two Poems by Chris Toll
Five Poems by Dillon J. Welch

September 2012

INTERVIEWS
An Interview With Matt Bell and Jac Jemc

REVIEWS
Shock and Awe by Ethan Rafal

FLASH FICTION
Blood a Cold Blue by James Claffey
On The Line by Lee Wright

CREATIVE NONFICTION
My Hour Was Up by Michelle Ephraim
Try Not to Kill Anybody by Sean Finucane Toner

SHORT STORIES
We, The Boys and Girls by Erin Kelly
Those Who Know Better Are Sleeping by Jonathan Starke

POETRY
The Haunting by James Babbs
Ghouls by Jean Byrne
Postscript by Chris Emslie
Migration by Michelle Holmes
Riding in the passenger seat while the driver is on crack by Mike Lafontaine
Finding Life by Matthew Lyall
Waiting Room by Steven McLachlan
Probably It’s Not Okay by Mollie Wells

August 2012

REVIEWS
The Last Repatriate by Matthew Salesses
The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail by Gregory Sherl
Growing up Dead in Texas by Stephen Graham Jones

FLASH FICTION
Driving Neutral by Joseph Han
At Some Small Hour by Spencer Hayes
Before the World by Eric Thompson

CREATIVE NONFICTION
After Mass by Edward Mc Whinney
Ocean of Ash by Kirsten Perry

SHORT STORIES
Dead in the Head by Chelsie Bryant

POETRY
Six Poems by Bryan Frederick Brown
Hell of a Tavern by William Cullen Jr.
Reverse Catastrophe by Ramona Itule-Patigian
Two Poems by Tyrel Kessinger
Signs by Peter Kispert
Someone Left a Light by Jules Ray
Three Poems by Jim Robinson
Confessions of an Artist by Madhumita Roy

July 2012

REVIEWS
Mythology of Touch by Mary Stone Dockery
Poetic Amusement by Raymond P. Hammond
Old and Cold by Jim Nisbet

FLASH FICTION
Cloud Girl by Carol Deminski
Ambush by Spencer Hayes
Heartbeat by Jessica Probus

NOVEL EXCERPTS
Notes by Laura Tansley

CREATIVE NONFICTION
Suggestions for a Better Life by Tom McAllister
Starry Night by Matthew Robinson

SHORT STORIES
Pipa Angelus by John Hennessy

STRETCHING FORMS
Oslo is by Laurel Billings
The Strings to Heaven by Jack Galmitz
The Objects in Your Throne Room by Simon Jacobs

POETRY
Les Mystes by Matthieu Baumier
Home by Terra Brigando
Two Poems by Irene Hsiao
AND, VASTER by Melissa E. Jordan
Mirror Symmetry by Pd LieTz
The Impotent Snake Charmer who can’t Seduce His Wife by Daniel Romo
Like Popsicle Sticks with Jokes on Them by Nate Stein

June 2012

FLASH FICTION
Helium Love by Amy Abig
New Skin by PK
The Space between Leaving and Going by Emil Ostrovski
Malady by Sarah Overland
He brought flowers to his woman on the river by Dan Seiters

CREATIVE NONFICTION
The Soul of Boiling by Steven Matthew Brown

STRETCHING FORMS
Concerning The Sad Magician by Matthew Burnside
An Inventory of Hunger by Michael Dwayne Smith

POETRY
Manly by Lucy Biederman
Latitude by Martha Clarkson
Circa Everyday by Bruce Harris
Pessoa’s Typewriter by Clint Margrave
What the Blues Singers Never Tell You by Luke MacLean
differences by Tristan Moss
Two Poems by Armine Pilikian
The Kiss by Fred Skolnik
from This is the Way to Rule by Joshua Young

May 2012

INTERVIEWS
An Interview With Erin McNellis by John Sibley Williams
An Interview With James Rahn by Timmy Waldron
An Interview With Matthew Revert by David Hoenigman

FLASH FICTION
Flame by Carol Deminski
Caitlin’s Boots by Mark Reep

CREATIVE NONFICTION
Escape by Jesse Cheng
The Negative Zone by Matthew D. Perez

SHORT STORIES
Bloodnight by James Rahn

POETRY
Reaction by Jekwu Anyaegbuna
66 by J. Bradley
What Smog Covers by Anne Butler
Man’s Life by Francesco Grisanzio
Hibiscus by Deepa Iyer
This is the hard part: by Phillip Polefrone
The Way, To (1) by Jake Syersak
Gaslight by Carleen Tibbetts
Why I Do Not Call Anyone Ever by Julia Whicker

April 2012

INTERVIEWS
An Interview With Halvor Aakhus by David Hoenigman

REVIEWS
Body of a Dancer by Renée E. D’Aoust
Damascus by Joshua Mohr
Compartments: Poems on Nature, Femininity and Other Realms by Carol Smallwood
Small Press Shout-Outs, Tiny Hardcore Edition: So You Know It’s Me + Steal Me For Your Stories

FLASH FICTION
Groceries by Amy Abig
Solo by Sacha Siskonen
Voltage by Meg Tuite

NOVEL EXCERPTS
Flatscreen by Adam Wilson

SHORT STORIES
Well Baby by Kristin Matly Dennis

POETRY
Crow by Michael Bazzett
Four Poems by Alyse Bensel
DREAM AND DUST OFFERING by Dusan Colovic
Affinity: An Actual English Sonnet by Jeanine Deibel
Your Orthodoxy by Brett Fogarty
The Naming of Main Courses by Shannon Hozinec
Syllogism by Nicholas Komodore
february 14th by M.G. Martin
Dead Man by Richard Prins
How Bout Them Apples by Nikki Wallschlaeger

March 2012

POETRY
THE WORKERS ARE GOING HOME by David Greenspan
The DVD Director’s Commentary of How We Met by Zachary Houle
Reincarnation by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
I Want a Hattori Hanzo Sword by Kateema Lee
Eloquent Poem by Edward Manzi
SHE DOES NOT TRAVEL LIGHTLY by Rev. Judith Mensch
Van Gogh’s Pen by Garrett Phelan

SHORT STORIES
Hot Pink Shirt by Liz Grear

INTERVIEWS
An Interview With Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire by David Hoenigman

FLASH FICTION
Presto by Thomas Kearnes
Precipitating by E. Manning-Pogé
The Significance of (a) Cricket by Michael K. Meyers
An Early Finish by Nick Michalak
Double Homicide by Emil Ostrovski

February 2012

INTERVIEWS
An Interview With Jeremy M. Davies by Michelle Pretorius
An Interview With Ethel Rohan by David Hoenigman

FLASH FICTION
Kladnisa Mountain Air by Zdravka Evtimova
Not just fungus by Laura M. Gibson
Go! by Peter Jang
16 by Gary Moshimer
Some Stuff by Jason Newport
Smalling by Nick Stokes

STRETCHING FORMS
Medieval Diet by Erin Kautza
Day by Lucas Mann

SHORT STORIES
Sunderland, Massachusetts by Mel Bosworth

NOVEL EXCERPTS
Friday, December 19, 1997 by Donald Breckenridge

POETRY
Armored by Hobie Anthony
Welcome to Disaster by Neil Ellman
Work in Progress by Richard Schnap
what my species has to say about your species by Karen Skolfield
THE GROUNDS IS OUT OF THE TEABAG NOW by Amy Thomas
turtle shell by Mark Waclawiak
Grammar Number One by Matthew Wollin

January 2012

INTERVIEWS
An Interview With D.N.Stuefloten by David Hoenigman
An Interview With Alan Michael Parker by Colin Winnette

REVIEWS
This Young Girl Passing by Donald Breckenridge
and yet they were happy by Helen Phillips

FLASH FICTION
Russian Women Stuff by Leesa Cross-Smith

SHORT STORIES
The Real Heroic Thing by Alex Luft
My Friend Kathleen Quigley, and Her Lover’s Grandmother’s Wedding Dress by Beau O’Reilly

NOVEL EXCERPTS
Friday, March 28, 1997 by Donald Breckenridge

CREATIVE NONFICTION
Sealift Pacific Journal by Cliff Fyman

STRETCHING FORMS
Compartment C, Car 293 by Gladys Justin Carr

POETRY
Of Certain Past by Don Antenen
After by Ruth Baumann
Origins by Caroline Davidson
Origin Story by James Ducat
Slide Instruments by Suzanne Marie Hopcroft
Black tie by Kelly Michael
The Year Of A Saint by Ryan Mohr
The Argument is Odin, God of War & Poetry by Dustin Luke Nelson
La Cruda by Brian Tibbetts