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Experimental | August 22, 2016

A Recipe for Disaster by Graham Reiboe

Graham Reiboe used to work as a doctor. She usually writes (long) short stories and short novella’s, and often tries her hand at cartoon strips and storyboarding ideas. Her work has appeared in Short Fiction Break, Storgy and Angry Dave Trading Post. She has a Twitter account:

Experimental | August 22, 2016

Interstellar by Carly Schweppe

Carly Schweppe recently graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI. Currently, she lives between Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan and is an assistant editor at Vinyl.

Experimental | August 22, 2016

Tilt by Ashley Moore

Ashley Moore is a writer and educator based in Germany. She teaches at the University of Bayreuth and is the Assistant Fiction Editor at SAND, an independent, English-language literary journal published in Berlin. Her biblio-travel project, The Story Travels, is forthcoming.

Experimental | August 22, 2016

Palimpsest Lovemaking and More by Craig McDaniel

McDaniel’s publications include volumes co-authored with Jean Robertson: Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 (Oxford) with translations into Chinese and Korean, Spellbound: Rethinking the Alphabet (Intellect, U.K./distributed Univ. of Chicago Press, U.S.), and Painting as a Language: Materials, Techniques, Form, Content (Cengage) with translation into Chinese. Other publications include articles and artworks in New England Review, Gettysburg Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Art Journal, Oxford Art Online, Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought, Encyclopedia of American Art (Oxford), and others.

Experimental | August 22, 2016

Was It Gum Or by Justin Longacre

Justin Longacre teaches English and creative writing at Toledo School for the Arts. His work has been published in Spartan, Noö, The Unrorean, and in concrete as part of the Toledo Arts Commission’s Poetry Sidewalks series. Check out new work in upcoming issues of Great Lakes Review and Khroma.

Experimental | August 22, 2016

Loyalty by Peter Grandbois

Peter Grandbois is the author of seven previous books, the most recent of which is, The Girl on the Swing (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2015). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in over forty journals, including, The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, and Word Riot, and have been shortlisted for both Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York. He is senior editor at Boulevard magazine and teaches at Denison University in Ohio.

Experimental | August 22, 2016

The Last Will and Testament of Allen Kenneth Hall by Adam Bjelland

Adam Bjelland is a high school English teacher from Long Island, New York. He has an MA in English/Creative Writing from Hofstra University. Adam’s work has been published in the poetry anthology Promises to Keep Volume 1.

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.

Experimental | April 18, 2016

Three Prose Poems by Michael Chin

Michael Chin was born and raised in Utica, New York and is currently an MFA candidate in creative writing at Oregon State University. He won the 2014 Jim Knudsen Editor’s Prize for fiction from the University of New Orleans and has previously published or has work forthcoming in over thirty journals including The Normal School, Bayou Magazine, and Gravel. Find him online at and follow him on Twitter @miketchin.

Experimental | March 16, 2016

Some Questions for Our Future Robot Sex Partners by Andrew Cartwright

Andrew Cartwright is an Indiana man now living in Virginia, after long stops in Ukraine and Denver. He writes and studies creative nonfiction in the MFA program at George Mason University, where he also works for two lit mags: Phoebe and So To Speak. His work has previously appeared in Esquire Ukraine. His online home is

Experimental | February 15, 2016

Arguing With Myself Over Sushi by jeff taylor

jeff taylor writes around Boston when he’s not running cables along a wall or telling his kids not to paint on each other. His work have been found in various print and on-line publications including Boston Poetry Slam: 20 years at The Cantab Lounge.

Experimental | February 15, 2016

Brown by D. E. Steward

D. E. Steward, a lit magazine writer with multiple work in places like Massachusetts Review, Conjunctions, Antioch Review, Iowa Review, Northwest Review, Agni, Fiction International, writes serial month-to-month months of which “Brown” is one. He has 352 of them, better than two-thirds published. The project goes as Chroma and the months are mostly out as poetry and there is enough autobio in them to make them nearly the enemy of the verity of remembering, which of course is what good writing must do.

Experimental | February 15, 2016

Field Notes: Linguistics by Joelle A. Chassé

Joelle A. Chassé writes fiction, essays and poetry in Nashville, TN, where she lives with her husband and their menagerie of animals. Her work has appeared in Six Hens and HYSTERIA. You can find her on Twitter, @JoelleChasse.

Experimental | December 15, 2015

Why Do We Return, Why Do We Stay? by Brittany Harmon

I am a writer and graduate student living in Connecticut. My work has previously been published in The Philadelphia Review of Books, Monkeybicycle, Dogzplot, and Sundog Lit.

Experimental | December 15, 2015

Cats by Amy Fusselman

Amy Fusselman is the author of three books of nonfiction: The Pharmacist’s Mate, 8, and Savage Park. She writes regularly for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and is the editor at Ohio Edit.