“Anyone who’s done any submission reading on the scale a national magazine requires has to admit a bias toward attention-headlocking first sentences and paragraphs…”
Announcing the 2018 Short Fiction Contest, Accepting Summer Workshop Applications Now, and more!
Volume XL | Number 1
Selections from our latest issue available now:
The winning entries from the 2017 Short Fiction Contest by David Greendonner, Kimberly King Parsons, and Lorain Urban;
Every poem from the special feature Generation Zero: New Cuban Poetry in English translation and Spanish original!
“Our humiliations, secrets fears, deepest anxieties, those times where we were at our worst is the best material.”
Translated from Spanish by Rachel Galvin and Harris Feinsod
Cool glass, when leaning forehead against window. Late-night lights go out, leaving us even lonelier. Spiderwebs woven by wires over rooftops. Hollow trot of passing nags touches us for no reason.
What does the howl of these cats in heat call to mind, and what can the scraps of paper be plotting as they slither onto empty patios?
1. My mother is old at the yogurt shop. The small storefront tucked in between two pharmacies, the inside walls painted white. A boy ladles yogurt into a polyethylene bag,…
Simply match the key term to its correct meaning: 1. A sudden effect or event that makes a dramatic impact, especially an unexpected burst of energy or sound, generally followed…
Announcing the Short Fiction Contest, Accepting Summer Workshop Applications Now, and more!
Holiday Reading Recommendations from the Kenyon Review!
Featuring Why We Chose It by Nonfiction Editor Geeta Kothari, a podcast with Junot Díaz, an essay by Alison Stine, and more!