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Word Riot Inc.: Kicking Small Press Into High Gear
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July 2014 Issue

FLASH FICTION Moira by Gary Moshimer Heads of the Line by Lori Schafer

SHORT STORIES Leibniz by Jo Beckett-King Sheetz vs. Purple Martins by B.G. Firmani

CREATIVE NONFICTION Wellsville by Louise Krug

REVIEWS An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Theories of Forgetting by Lance Olsen

INTERVIEWS An Interview with Noah Cicero by Caleb Hildenbrandt

POETRY Still Life with Kendrick Lamar’s Mama’s Van Driving in Reverse by Cortney Charleston Plague by Joanna Chen [the floor broke] by Freya Gibbon Two Poems by Patrick Kindig Supergirl On Batgirl by Amber Rambharose TO HUNGER by Cynthia Roth For the Guy Who Unfriended Me

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June 2014 Issue

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FLASH FICTION No Whiskey at Your Republic by Hansang Lee Haymaker by Brendan Steffen Interior Design by Alaina Symanovich

SHORT STORIES Belong by Caralyn Davis Orcinus Pas de Deux by Ann Tinkham

CREATIVE NONFICTION Teaching Writing at the Juvenile Justice Center, Fresno, California by J.J. Anselmi

REVIEWS Do You Have a Vacancy?: Morrissey and Getting What One Wants by Art Edwards

INTERVIEWS An Interview With Ben Moeller-Gaa by Kristina Marie Darling An Interview with Mike Joyce and Scott Waldyn by Melissa Huedem Niceties: Aural Ardor, Pardon Me by Elizabeth Mikesch

POETRY Builders by Brennan Bestwick TWO MEMORIES, COMPARED by Dalton

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May 2014 Issue

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FLASH FICTION Encountering by Dan Corfield SCHOOL by Melissa Goodrich Compassion by Amit Majmudar Motor Magic by Steven Murray

SHORT STORIES What Have You Done? by Charles Rafferty

REVIEWS Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa The Shimmering Go-Between by Lee Klein

INTERVIEWS An Interview With Tsipi Keller by Cooper Renner

POETRY Two Poems by Kristin George Bagdanov Song for Saratoga Springs (or, a study in Clyde Barrow’s childhood) by Yasmin Belkhyr Diorama Where Two Baby-Dolls Kill Their Grandmother by Nandini Dhar Two Poems by Sara Henry Quijote by Kenan Ince THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS THE

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April 2014 Issue

FLASH FICTION Beach Sixty-Nine by Jennifer Chardon In the Lake by Gina DiPonio You by Lucy McKee

EXPERIMENTAL impen(ding) by Vanessa Couto Johnson Tendu by Elizabeth Schmuhl

CREATIVE NONFICTION Fool by Rick Bailey Fancy Gap by Spencer Fleury Scrap by Alex Norcia

REVIEWS Romance For Delinquents by Michael Hampton

POETRY Palm-Reader, Fifth Avenue by Kenzie Allen Two Poems by Will Arbery Sex Ed: On Sex and Babies by Andrea Beltran Leda Leaves Manhattan by Emily Rose Cole Two Poems by Dan Encarnacion PSA by Dominic Gualco Two Poems by Alice Ladrick Returning the Artificial Tree by Al Ortolani Two Poems

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March 2014 Issue

FLASH FICTION Mark by Matt Briggs Volcanologist by Christian Hayden Hunger by Emil Ostrovski Somewhere on the Thirtieth Floor by James Reinebold

SHORT STORIES Women of Ernesto by Molly Bridgeforth Birthday Cake by Rayne Gasper Heimlich by MC Moore

NOVEL EXCERPTS Rebrand by James Matthews

CREATIVE NONFICTION Paper Lanterns by Sunny Bleckinger Bosoms by Corabel Shofner

REVIEWS Vow by Kristina Marie Darling

POETRY Frost Fire by Terrell Jamal Terry Study of the Back of a Head by Stephanie Cawley Supermoon by Mary-Alice Daniel Two Poems by Jeffrey Haynes Correspondence by Julia Heney Orange Acid and Other Admissions of Guilt by

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February 2014 Issue

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FLASH FICTION Deck Story by Ken Cormier The Dismantling by Michael Credico Interview with Kipfel by Rupprecht Mayer Supercharged Folly by Z.E. Ratches The Blue Stage by Eldon Reishus Talking Ink by Stuart Turnbull

SHORT STORIES Red Alert by Thomas Kearnes Fat Brother by Portland Riley

NOVEL EXCERPTS Rebrand by James Matthews Tollbooth by Bud Smith

EXPERIMENTAL Five Pieces by Parker Tettleton

REVIEWS What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned by Sherman Alexie Einstein On The Beach Again by Fred Skolnik

INTERVIEWS An Interview with Poe Ballantine In Conversation: Derek White and Cooper Renner

POETRY #Trending by Terry Belew Elegy for

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January 2014 Issue

FLASH FICTION Relief in the Middle Sliver by William Blomstedt Jerk Feng Shui by Robert Lunday Hush Now by Suzanne Nielsen

SHORT STORIES The Breakfast Table by Travis Vick

CREATIVE NONFICTION The Damage Done by Melissa DeCarlo The Slow Book Movement by Art Edwards Blood Money by Austin Harrington Remembering Kaukau by Gavin McCall

REVIEWS Falling Into the Fire by Christine Montros

EXPERIMENTAL Three Short-Shorts by Michael K. Meyers Richard’s Lincoln by Christopher X. Shade

POETRY Theodicy by Joshua Bennett Two Poems by Sarah Carson Toy Marine by Alex M. Frankel laura nesbit: maybe you’ll google your name and see

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December 2013 Issue

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FLASH FICTION Champagne Breakfast by Catherine Chiarella Domonkos On Father’s Beard by Jody Sperling The Ventriloquist by Marcelina Vizcarra God Bless the Child by Shaun Turner

NOVEL EXCERPTS Understudies by Ravi Mangla Rebrand by Jim Matthews The Revenant by George Saitoh

CREATIVE NONFICTION Notes on the Great Pigeon Race Disaster by Alicia Catt

POETRY The Rainy Days We Said We’d Always Keep to Ourselves by Dason Anderson Unemployment Poem #2 by Fatimah Asghar CAROLINE WHO WILL YOU PRAY TO NOW THAT YOU ARE DEAD: SAINT RITA by Caroline Crew Two Poems by Megan Dobkin Barn Paint by Cody Ernst

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November 2013 Issue

FLASH FICTION Monkey Eyes by Kenneth Duffy What She Saw in the Crystal Ball by Goldie Goldbloom Give by Lana Huh A Short List of Things You Wanted To Touch by Alisha Karabinus

SHORT STORIES Picking Up A Burrito In A Walmart Parking Lot by Nathan Scott McNamara Specters by Mariah Robbins

CREATIVE NONFICTION Never Any End to Irony by Eliza Migdal

STRETCHING FORMS Variations on Ophelia by Alexa Derman

INTERVIEWS An Interview with Daryl Scroggins by Cooper Renner

REVIEWS The Biology of Luck by Jacob M. Appel Brushes With by Kristina Marie Darling Liliane’s Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater

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October 2013 Issue

FLASH FICTION Disappearing Act by Katie Cortese Permanence by Jesse Cramer Escape Craft by Bridget Dooley With Cat by Kelly Magee and Carol Guess Halfway Home by Ian McCormick The Black Toenail Diaries: an index by Mary McMyne The Interpretation of Validated Instruments by Joel Smith

POETRY The Same Dream by Michael Bazzett Two Poems by Jennifer Hanks I HAVE ALL THESE SKILLS by Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Departure by Abriana Jette Math Problem by Michael Lupi Waiting on Lazarus by Al Ortolani Denial by Eric Otto Postmodern Like That by Michelle Reale catalogue by Hannah White That’s Great but I’m

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