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Flashes of War by Katey Schultz

Flashes of War by Katey Schultz (Apprentice House, May 2013) Review by Brett Sholtis   Reflections in Broken Glass Describing Flashes of War as a short story collection is kind of like calling Pink Floyd’s The Wall “a bunch of

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Hannibal and Me by Andreas Kluth

Hannibal and Me: What History’s Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach us About Success and Failure by Andreas Kluth (Riverhead Books, January 2013) Review by Clinton Coggins Kluth’s Triumvirate, or Somewhere in the Alps There are 20 Dead War Elephants The

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Oxford University Press, 2007) Review by Caroline Benner Wolff   “What makes a book come to life for you? Robinson Crusoe is in that rare and enviable position of having a to-do list that he

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Walk Away

by Amy Whipple   Get up. No, seriously. Close Word (or your stick-it-to-the-man equivalent), press down the top of whatever cute Mac you’ve been toting around, and get up. Walk away. For the last decade I’ve been told that I

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Publishing Solo: Self-Publishing Success Stories

by Beth Steidle Publishing Solo is a new monthly blog series focused on topics relating to self-publishing. Its purpose is to provide information and engage conversation amongst both up-and-coming and established writers as we search for new ways to get

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Capturing the Seed

by Sarah Menkedick The nuance Of being Is to Capture The Seed Norman Mailer, Death of the Ladies Manwriting is not even about the phallic references, although if you started looking, you could throw together a phallic manwriting tumblr feed

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Publishing Solo: Prying Loose From the Traditional Publishing Model

by Beth Steidle Publishing Solo is a new monthly blog series focused on topics relating to self-publishing. Its purpose is to provide information and engage conversation amongst both up-and-coming and established writers as we search for new ways to get

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Write Me Something

by Emelyn Fuhrman Anyone who shows any sense of what I’ll call “talent” when it comes to writing (but may in fact just be the ability to put words together on a page) has been plagued by this request since

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You Are the Greatest Writer of All Time: A Lesson in Necessary Overconfidence

by Katie Coyle If I have learned one thing from the two-thirds of a graduate degree in fiction writing that I’ve completed so far, it’s that the odds are against my living the exact life I want to live, which

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Writing Beyond the Bubble

by Amanda Giracca I’ve had my doubts about academia for a long time. That is, I’ve had my doubts about academia as a writer, what it would do to my writing, or worse, what it wouldn’t do. I came to

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Summer 2014

"She's Gotta Have It" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "She's Gotta Have It"

Letter from the Editors

Fiction

Note from the Fiction Editors Jen Bannan and Frank Huerta
View from the Porch by Warren Read
Magdalene by Emily Koon
Without Wind Resistance by Sean Towey
The Delicious Hell of It: An Interview with Charles Bock by Sara Button

"Felinity" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "Felinity"

Note from Poetry Editors Michelle Lin and Laura Brun
The Girl in the Bed by Erica Bodwell
How I Crossed by Colleen Coyne
Two Poems by Alejandro Escudé
Seven Rules to Ensure Victory by Chas Holden
Flora by Ginger Ko
Thru the Landscape by C.J. Opperthauser
Will-o’-the-wispering by Jake Syersak
Swarm by J.R. Toriseva
Hex by Amanda Tumminaro
Becoming my Mother by Jeanann Verlee
Cinepak by Patrick Williams
Some Other Kind of Way To Be Alive: An Interview with Dana Ward by Lauren Russell

"Wake Up and Smell the Heartache" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "Wake Up and Smell the Heartache"

Nonfiction

Note from the Nonfiction Editors Rachel Wilkinson and Sara Button
Attachment by Marin Sardy
Destruction Bay by Patrick Kelling
Prepping for Doomsday: An Interview with Jen Hirt by Rachel Wilkinson

"Dark Cities" by Kate LaDew "Dark Cities" by Kate LaDew

Artist Gallery

Contributor Bios

"Color Bars" by Sheri Wright "Color Bars" by Sheri Wright

"Master of the Unseen" by Amanda McGlynn "Master of the Unseen" by Amanda McGlynn

"Eyes Wide" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III "Eyes Wide"


("She's Gotta Have It," "Felinity," "Wake Up and Smell the Heartache," and "Eyes Wide Shut" by Otha "Vakseen" Davis III)