Jacob Weber
American as Berbere

Jacob Weber - American as Berbere

Fiction
Jake Weber learned to speak Korean and to love literature during six otherwise wasted years in the Marine Corps. Afterwards, he published a few poems and earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English, the… Read more »
Jeffrey Morgan
Another Man They Think I Am at Heart

Jeffrey Morgan - Another Man They Think I Am at Heart

Poetry
Jeffrey Morgan is the author of Crying Shame. His poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Pleiades, Rattle, Third Coast, and West Branch. Read more »
Jordan Farmer
Arrows

Jordan Farmer - Arrows

Fiction
Jordan Farmer is originally from Logan, West Virginia, and is currently a Ph.D. student studying creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His fiction has been a finalist of both the… Read more »
Michelle Donahue
Bozika

Michelle Donahue - Bozika

Fiction
Michelle Donahue is a current MFA candidate in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State where she was the managing editor of Flyway. Her work has appeared in Hobart, Whiskey Island, Front… Read more »
Damon Barta
Flight Path

Damon Barta - Flight Path

Fiction
Damon Barta once lived in a place where he could see for miles in every direction. He now lives safely among trees. His work has appeared in several print and online journals. Selected fiction can be… Read more »
Elizabeth Langemak
Green Hole

Elizabeth Langemak - Green Hole

Poetry
Elizabeth Langemak lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read more »
Mark Lee Webb
It is Raining and the Planks on Lewes Pier Bleed

Mark Lee Webb - It is Raining and the Planks on Lewes Pier Bleed

Poetry
Mark Lee Webb is a native of Kentucky, but as a teenager lived in California. He knows where a skeg is on a surfboard and how to get from Malibu to Westwood via Mulholland. But he also knows how to… Read more »
Terrance Manning, Jr.
Kentucky Pisser

Terrance Manning, Jr. - Kentucky Pisser

Fiction
Terrance Manning, Jr., is a graduate from Purdue’s MFA program in Creative Writing (2014). Recently, he received 1st place in the Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers, the David… Read more »
Maggie Nye
Mourning with Strangers

Maggie Nye - Mourning with Strangers

Creative Nonfiction
Born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Maggie Nye is a current MFA candidate at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Her fiction appears in Paycock Press’s anthology Defying Gravity. This is… Read more »
Claire Seymour
Nebraska, This One’s For You

Claire Seymour - Nebraska, This One’s For You

Fiction
Claire Seymour is a student living in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing has appeared in Thistle Magazine, and is forthcoming in the Chautauqua Literary Journal. She has won several awards, being named… Read more »
Moriah Cohen
On Learning the Year Used to be 410 Days Long

Moriah Cohen - On Learning the Year Used to be 410 Days Long

Poetry
Moriah Cohen’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hoot: A Mini Literary Magazine on a Postcard, Stone Highway Review, and Narrative where she was runner-up in… Read more »
Tamie Parker Song
Picking Raspberries

Tamie Parker Song - Picking Raspberries

Creative Nonfiction
Tamie Parker Song lives and writes in Sitka, Alaska. Other essays of hers can be found in Connotations, Cirque Journal, and terrain.org. Read more »
Sally Rosen Kindred
Proposing to Dickens

Sally Rosen Kindred - Proposing to Dickens

Poetry
Sally Rosen Kindred is the author of two poetry books from Mayapple Press, No Eden (2011) and Book of Asters (2014), and a chapbook, Darling Hands, Darling Tongue (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Her… Read more »
Amy Wright
Scientists Film Inside A Flying Insect

Amy Wright - Scientists Film Inside A Flying Insect

Poetry
Amy Wright is the Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press and Zone 3 journal and the author of four poetry chapbooks. She received a Peter Taylor fellowship for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, an… Read more »
Danielle LaVaque-Manty
Starfish

Danielle LaVaque-Manty - Starfish

Fiction
Danielle LaVaque-Manty lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Alarmist, Punchnel’s, Great Lakes Review, and Midwestern Gothic, and is forthcoming in The Pinch. Read more »
Michael Compton
The Flying Man

Michael Compton - The Flying Man

Fiction
Michael Compton is a screenwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. His poetry and prose have appeared in African American Review, Forge, The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, The Tulane Review, and… Read more »
John A. Nieves
The Moment of the Fall

John A. Nieves - The Moment of the Fall

Poetry
John A. Nieves has poems forthcoming or recently published in journals such as: Southern Review, Poetry Northwest, and Fugue. He won the 2011 Indiana Review Poetry Contest and his first book, Curio… Read more »
Victor Walker
The Trouble with Harry

Victor Walker - The Trouble with Harry

Fiction
Victor Walker is a former university professor and a full-time writer. His short stories have appeared in New Black Voices, The Wisconsin Review, The Long Story, The MacGuffin, The Red Rock Review… Read more »
Jennifer Bryan
Trying to Know You

Jennifer Bryan - Trying to Know You

Fiction
Jennifer Bryan grew up in Spokane, Washington. She received an MFA from Bowling Green State University and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was the 2011 Kimmel Foundation… Read more »
Paul Crenshaw
What We Say

Paul Crenshaw - What We Say

Creative Nonfiction
Paul Crenshaw’s stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Essays, anthologies by W.W. Norton and Houghton Mifflin, Glimmer Train, Ecotone, North American Review, and… Read more »

The Moment of the Fall

John A. Nieves

Autumn awakes the night mouse
avoids snake, its strike

made sluggish by the cooling
air. The branches hear

the victory squeal, the slow
recoil, a tongue flicked

in hunger. And how could they not
change? The reds and golds

seep subtly into the edges—a slight
tint of things to come, of a forest

stained with setting sun, poised
to shake itself naked

across the lengthening nights’
lingering chill. One small

escape, one tiny failure: a life
spared to bury itself, a yearning

born to fan small fires in houses,
in windows waving summer

away, lapping up the coming cold. Already,
we are pulling closer, together. Read more »