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Poetry | July 23, 2016

Four Poems by Billie R. Tadros

Billie R. Tadros is a doctoral student in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the author of two chapbooks, Containers (Dancing Girl Press, 2014) and inter: burial places (forthcoming from Porkbelly Press). You can find her and more of her work at

Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

Mom Before New York by Rachel Ann Brickner

Rachel Ann Brickner is a writer from Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in PANK, Corium Magazine, and Burrow Press Review, among others. Currently, she’s at work on a collection of short stories about love, women, and capitalism and a memoir about debt.

Poetry | June 21, 2016

Two Poems by Laura Buccieri

Laura Buccieri is living in New York where they are an MFA student in Poetry at The New School. Their work is published or is forthcoming in Prelude, Potluck, Nourrir, and FORTH Magazine.

Experimental | June 20, 2016

When I Want You by Lisa Locascio

Lisa Locascio’s work appears in The Believer, Bookforum, Salon, Los Angeles Review, Eleven Eleven, and other magazines. She is the editor of the California editions of Joyland, the new ekphrastic collaboration magazine 7×7, and California Prose Directory: New Writing from the Golden State, Vol. 4, which will be published in 2017 by Outpost19 Books.

Short Stories | June 20, 2016

The Takeover by Nick Sansone

Nicolas Sansone is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School currently working in Portland, ME. He holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is the author of the novels “Shooting Angels” and “The Calamari Kleptocracy.” His short fiction has appeared in a number of venues, including “Pear Noir!” “PANK,” “NANO Fiction,” “The Los Angeles Review,” and “Big Lucks.” More information is available at

Flash Fiction | June 20, 2016

Thick-Boned by Rebecca Ann Jordan

Rebecca Ann Jordan is a speculative fiction author and artist. Her stories and poems have been published in Strange Horizons, Fiction Vortex, FLAPPERHOUSE, Strangelet, and more. In 2015 Becca participated in the Clarion Writer’s Workshop and holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2016. See more at

Flash Fiction | May 19, 2016

Seven Degrees of Separation by Anne Lawrence Bradshaw

Anne Lawrence Bradshaw lives and writes near Hadrian’s Wall in the North of England. She drinks too much tea and walks a lot. Tweet her @shrewdbanana

Creative Nonfiction | May 16, 2016

The Descendant by Robert Kerbeck

Robert Kerbeck is the recipient of the upstreet short fiction scholarship for the 2016 VCFA writer’s conference. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Cream City Review, upstreet, Cortland Review, Gargoyle, and The MacGuffin. His first play, Putin And The Snowman, opens Off-Broadway in July.

Poetry | May 16, 2016

Rabbit of No Material Character by Jonathan Aprea

Jonathan Aprea is an MFA candidate in poetry at Syracuse University, where he’s a poetry editor for Salt Hill Journal. You can find his work in Prelude Magazine, Western Beefs of North America, Atlas Review and elsewhere. He’s on the web at

Poetry | May 16, 2016

MELISSA by Zoe Stoller

Zoe Stoller is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is majoring in English & Creative Writing and minoring in Theatre Arts. She recently co-authored a book, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Handbook from Memory, with students from a year-long experimental writing intensive, taught by conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith. She is the Assistant Poetry Editor for Cleaver Magazine and the Web Editor for The Adroit Journal. Her writing has appeared in Cleaver Magazine, The Penn Review, and Penn Flux, as well as recognized by organizations such as the American Scholastic Press Association, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and Teen Art Gallery. In addition, one of her one act plays was produced in a theatre festival Off-Broadway.

Poetry | April 18, 2016

How to Tell You’re Still Alive by Ting Gou

Ting Gou is an MD candidate at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Bellevue Literary Review, Best of the Net 2014, decomP, Ghost Ocean Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, r.kv.r.y., Superstition Review, and elsewhere.

Poetry | March 16, 2016

Two Poems by Jake Skeets

Jake Skeets is Diné from the Navajo Nation. He is pursuing an MFA in poetry at the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work has appeared in Red Ink Magazine, The James Franco Review, and Teenage Sewage. He was the recipient of the 2014 Native Writer Award. Recently, he founded and launched a magazine dedicated to queer Indigenous and queer poets of color called Cloudthroat.

Flash Fiction | March 15, 2016

Voice by Aisha Phoenix

Aisha Phoenix writes short stories and poetry. Her work has appeared in Litro USA online and the Oxonian Review of Books. She is currently studying MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London and she has a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. She tweets as @FirebirdN4.

Flash Fiction | March 15, 2016

Feel This Way by Charles Heiner

Charles Heiner has an MFA in Creative Writing from McNeese State University, where he won the MFA program’s annual award in fiction. He has also been shortlisted for the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. His fiction has appeared in The Laurel Review, Specter, Fiction Weekly, Cheek Teeth, and Dirtflask. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is writing a young adult novel titled Challenge Challenge. His website is On Twitter he is @Charles_Heiner.

Creative Nonfiction | February 15, 2016

Buying In by Eileen Shields

Eileen Shields recently received her MFA from UCR PD. Her essays appear in various publications including The Los Angeles Review, Rumpus, Alimentum, Slice, The Toast, and XOJane. She currently lives in Manhattan Beach where she writes about food for the local paper and spends a lot of time worrying over the status of her first novel, which has just been sent out to publishers. You can find her stuff at