I sit within my sound-proof cubicle inside the Tai-lonian Social Services Department. The light of my glass-top computer pulsates, the notifications for my messages never ceasing. I swipe the user-interface, and the monitor goes black. I turn to a single piece of decoration on an adjacent wall. The details of the aged landscape painting have … Continue reading “The Voice of Hatred” by N.J. Linnehan, Winner of the 2018 Fall Fiction Contest
“Mama, why does Daddy get his name in the Bible twice, and mine’s in there just once?” I was five when I confronted my mother as she stood at the kitchen counter, barefoot in her sleeveless blouse and pedal pushers, dipping a wet chicken leg into flour. My mother dropped the chicken back onto the … Continue reading “Ghost Images” by Karen Collier, 2018 Non-Fiction Fall Contest Winner
Sometimes after all the work, after cutting the cling from the stone and excising the bruises, after measuring the pectin and balancing the tart lemon with a mountain of sugar-- sometimes still something goes bad. The pectin fails or the peaches turn brown, or in the final instance a jar cracks in the boil and … Continue reading “Peach Jam” by Sara Eddy, Fall Poetry Winner 2018
“Florida Man stories often go viral for their weirdness such as “Florida Man Arrested for Drunk Dialing 911 When He Wanted Vodka,” but there’s more to him than a punchline, which Tyler Gillespie breaks down through an exploration of his home state’s history, landscape, and his own recovery from substance abuse. In the tradition of … Continue reading Interview with Tyler Gillespie, Author of “Florida Man: Poems”
Let me tell you just how enjoyable the scrutiny of strangers can be. Today I am a hard, bitter man with little use for boyish fantasy. But my younger self craved the adventure, the romance, the thrill that the impressionable associate with the life of an agent in the service of Australia’s government. Having done … Continue reading Confessions of a Spook by Michael Washburn
Tuna Melt with a Side of Grief by L.D. Zane “Twenty-three-ninety-five for the buffet! Are they kidding?” I asked Grace. “That’s what the sign says, Lewis. And that’s the senior price!” she responded with despair. “For a Christmas Day buffet at the West End Family Restaurant?” I turned toward Grace and asked, “Did they say anything … Continue reading Non-Fiction Spring 2018 Winner
Dr. Sadler is a professor of philosophy, a feminist, a poet, a mother, a vegetarian, a cynic, and a bit of a misfit. She is keen to support literary journals, poetry, and the arts. Her poems have been published in a variety of journals including Atlanta Review, Tampa Review, GW Review, The Cortland Review, The Chariton Review, Calamaro Magazine, Parody Poetry, Mixitini Matrix, McNeese Review, The Boiler Journal, Connotation Press, ROAR, Ms. Magazine, and other places. Dr. Sadler has participated in writers' conferences at Sewanee, Breadloaf, the Vermont College of Fine Arts, the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Sarah Lawrence. In September I was a Fellow in poetry at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.