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I am accustomed to a certain amount of grotesquerie by Emma Sovich

by JHow February 20, 2017

Editorial intern Brandon Hansen on today’s bonus story: Emma Sovich’s flash will shift your insides, and isn’t sorry about it. This nasty-beautiful thing refuses to take its foot off the [...]

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Motor City Slide by Judy T. Oldfield

by JHow January 31, 2017

Associate fiction editor Brenna Womer on today’s bonus story: Post-trauma and postpartum, the narrator of “Motor City Slide” is callous and distant, unfeeling but not without thought. She swings at the [...]

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But There Is Also Rosa by Jennifer Maritza McCauley

by JHow January 18, 2017

Associate fiction editor Jason Teal on today’s bonus essay: An essay preoccupied with humanness could not have arrived at a timelier juncture in our country’s marred history. With everything piling [...]

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Welcome Home by Jamie Shrewsbury

by JHow January 10, 2017

Associate fiction editor Brenna Womer on today’s bonus story: There is discernible pleasure and vulnerability in Jamie Shrewsbury’s writing, which, in her short-short “Welcome Home,” is achingly simple, like the [...]

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Two Stories from Michael Alessi

by JHow December 19, 2016

Editorial intern Jason Chenette on today’s bonus stories: In this pair of short-shorts, Michael Alessi explores the inherent dangers of brotherhood through video game worlds. At just over 100 words [...]

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Three Microfictions from Kate Simonian

by JHow December 13, 2016

Editor-in-Chief Jennifer A. Howard on today’s bonus stories: Today’s microfictions from Kate Simonian could fit into the palm of your hand but so does your house key, and they both [...]

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Interior with Storm System by Emily Geminder

by JHow November 7, 2016

Associate fiction editor Krys Malcolm Belc on today’s bonus story: In this tablespoon-sized wonder, Emily Geminder cracks open a mysterious, haunting person to find a whirlwind of devastation and its [...]

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The Classroom Beneath Our Classroom by Melissa Goodrich and Dana Diehl

by JHow October 11, 2016

New associate fiction editor Brenna Womer on today’s bonus fiction: A collaboration between Dana Diehl and Melissa Goodrich, “The Classroom Beneath Our Classroom” is a fast-paced story of childhood curiosity, [...]

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The Blood Mouth by Zachary Doss

by JHow September 26, 2016

Associate fiction editor Jason Teal on today’s bonus story: It’s an all-too familiar plot: Moving to a new place changes someone dear to you. The switch turns out not to [...]

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The Emperor Has No Balls, by Lindsey Thäden

by Jacqueline August 29, 2016

Urgent and Timely Responses urges writers to engage with the news that directly affects their lives as artists and as human beings. If you would like to submit a response, [...]

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