Issue 3

Fresh Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction, published in Jacksonville, FL.


7×10 inches • 160 pages • Matte Laminate Cover

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Guest Poetry Editor

Laura McCullough


When The Saints Come
by Josip Novakovich

Josip was a finalist for the 2013 Man Booker International Prize. He has published the novel, April Fool’s Day, three short story collections including Infidelities, and four collections of narrative essays. He has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He teaches Creative Writing at Concordia University, Montreal.

Two Poems
by Tony Hoagland

Tony‘s newest book of poems, Application for Release from the Dream, was published by Graywolf Press in September 2015. His most recent collection of essays about poetry is Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays, 2014, also from Graywolf. He teaches at the University of Houston.

Engineering in Four Cars
by Kristen Arnett

Kristen is a fiction and essay writer who has held fellowships at Tin House, Kenyon Review, and Lambda Literary Foundation. She was awarded Ninth Letter’s 2015 Literary Award in Fiction and was named an honorable mention for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. Her work has either appeared or is upcoming at North American Review, The Normal School, Ninth Letter, Superstition Review, Blunderbuss Magazine, The Rumpus, The Toast, and elsewhere.

And Works by:

Ben Gwin

Brandi Granett

Brian Petkash

Charlie Bondhus

Charlotte Pence

Christopher Martin

Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Gail Tyson

Giuseppe Taurino

James Reidel

Janna Silver-Smith

Joel Dias-Porter

John Repp

Jon Riccio

Julie E. Bloemeke

June Sylvester Saraceno

Katherine Rauk

Kristen Arnett

Leslie McGrath

Marianna Nash

Maron Tate

Michael Waters

Mihaela Moscaliuc

Miranda Roehler

Renée Ashley

Robert Vivian

Steven Thomas Howell

Teege Braune

Travis Wayne Denton

William Wright

Willie Davis

Cover, Layout & Artwork by:

Chris Rypkema


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