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

Editorial: Dear (white) editors,
Dear James

Editorial: Dear (white) editors,

You’ll be left behind. And not in the fun apocalypse way, but in that used bookstore way when you find an old lit journal that claims to have been contemporary but there’s nothing in those pages that actually speak to the time those people lived. Instead of reflecting culture, you’ll just continue to reflect an indifferent, blind world. Continue reading

Get Ready for Issue 4
Issue 4

Get Ready for Issue 4

What happens when previous contributors become editors? You get issue 4. Visit the editor spotlight for Kamala Puligandla, Courtney Kersten, and Yasmin Belkhyr to refresh on why they became editors for May and June. We can’t wait to share this issue with you.     With poetry by: Jamison Crabtree, Meggie Royer, Kelly Jones, Maya Jewell … Continue reading

Nonfiction by Isaiah Zeke Swango
Issue 3 / Nonfiction

Nonfiction by Isaiah Zeke Swango

He always insisted that barbeque was meant to be eaten with one’s hands—anything more and you were deemed a sham, just another half-assed pretender at life. Sweet Baby Ray’s served as blood while I was taught to pop bones from sockets, and like a fledgling under the wing of a hawk, I tore at things once living beneath my father’s cool shadow. Continue reading