Mary Oliver has died
Author income down sharply.
Yet another must read from Writer Beware
Works published in ’23 to enter the public domain
Nope, still can’t resell your digital files
Tin House is shuttering its print magazine
Recent Fiction

White Chrysanthemums, by Lori Nevole

My first girlfriend was Catholic, and thought no one would know she was a lesbian if she kept up a great manicure.
Recent Poetry

Not Homework, by Jennifer Gennari

I want to be president / she says unprompted. / Her unfinished writing task / lies on the table between us.
Recent CNF

Freddy Krueger is Not Real, by Dina Peone

I was under the covers in my sister’s bedroom, deep asleep, while flames spread from a nearby candle.
In The Limelight: The Habit of Art: a Year of Daily Painting by Kelcey Parker Ervick
Us

Us

by Raymond Philip Asaph

A social researcher, she had actually been affiliated with Harvard University, part of the team which had issued an important, ignored report on the mental health of the American people.

Midnight Recital

Midnight Recital

by Kurt Lovelace

Kneeling to untangle my dog’s leg from its leash, / how did I get here, walking a pit bull in the dark under the sour leaves of drought resistant Texas oaks?

The Cope Paradigm

The Cope Paradigm

by Jim Davis

But boy, I’ll tell ya, a moment / in the woodshed with Kathleen would shake the rust / from the long-handled lopper and the pruning saw— / she’ll make you think this whole thing’s worth doing, / and worth doing right.

The Hollow

The Hollow

by Kathy Fish

Afternoons, the girls play in the hollow. The heat buckles their energy and sweat drips into their eyes. Their mother works hard, but the girls are unkempt and secretive, given to a layered, sarcastic wit.

This Meatless Heaven

This Meatless Heaven

by Anna Mantzaris

Shiitake Happens. Soy to the World. The Girl From Echinacea. The slogans were printed on heavy hemp T-shirts with vegetable dyes.

Sculpting the Desert

Sculpting the Desert

by Robert S. King
Even in desert sun no scales crack through / your skin of almost pure light. / Your tracks do not hurry around themselves / like a twisted puzzle.
Choose Me

Choose Me

by Erica Orloff

I read an interview with a Buddhist holy man in which he said a miscarriage is a sign that the soul of that baby-to-be had a change of heart, perhaps was not ready to be reborn.

At Least One Point

At Least One Point

Jim Tilley

My father never settled for clumsy solutions, / some leap of insight always required, / a transformation to an equivalent problem / easy to solve.

The Year Nobody Died

The Year Nobody Died

by David Jauss

It was March before anyone noticed. The first was Merlene Svensgard, whose husband Al had died on New Year’s Eve while he and Merlene were counting down the final seconds along with Dick Clark on TV.

Prophet of Furnaces and Dust

Prophet of Furnaces and Dust

by David Salner

After Vietnam, he came home to fight / with the dust, went wild with the injustice, / waged war with everyone and lost.

Fireside
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Winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction

Winner of the 2018 Thurber Prize for American Humor

Winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry

2018’s Biggest Adult Book

Winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Nonfiction

The 2018 Pushcart Prize Winners

Winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize

The Best American Short Stories of 2018

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