Poetry by Luther Hughes
Issue: Reimagining / Poetry

Poetry by Luther Hughes

i’m quiet in this poem/ consumed/
bullet by bullet, by what’s left/
of us. of what’s to come./
but who’s to say? the night/
is wide. arduous. doesn’t budge./
even for me. Continue reading

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Reimagining The James Franco Review
Dear James

Reimagining The James Franco Review

Sometimes the name and the body stop serving one another. It has been ineffective to always have to explain what this journal wasn’t (about JF, for instance) before we could say what we were. It is far too easy to distract oneself with the symptom instead of the problems rooted in the system at play. Continue reading

Poetry by Michelle Moore
Issue 7 / Poetry

Poetry by Michelle Moore

untitled  a handwritten sympathy card, delivered to her front door. her slender hands are flaky because the sadness has aged her, not the years. the phrase “she will never be the same” is crude, but she has no desire to break the surface. she’d rather take a knife to her own brain, creating bite-sized pieces of the torment, especially for us to taste. … Continue reading

Nonfiction Editor Spotlight: Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Issue 5 / Nonfiction

Nonfiction Editor Spotlight: Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

Reading nonfiction for September and is Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, who also has an essay in The James Franco Review Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo was the 2013 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange poetry winner and a 2015 writer-in-residence at Ragdale Foundation. She has work published in Acentos Review, The American Poetry Review, CALYX, Los Angeles Review, Lumen Magazine, … Continue reading

Fiction Editor Spotlight: Gabrielle Bellot
Fiction / Issue 5

Fiction Editor Spotlight: Gabrielle Bellot

Our fiction editor for September and October is Gabrielle Bellot.  Gabrielle, who has also written under J. Bellot, holds an MFA from Florida State University, where she is currently a PhD Candidate in fiction. She has contributed work to Guernica, Prairie Schooner, The Missouri Review, Small Axe’s sx salon, The SouthEast Review, and other journals. She grew up in the … Continue reading