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Moral Imperfections story art
By Gerda Govine

The will to achieve grace is within reach.

Slightly Higher God story art
By Jason Morphew

The effort to find redemption in the ignoble is great.

Melancholia Review art
By Tamara Hart, Roberto Carlos Garcia

A rigorous and affectionate review of Roberto Carlos Garcia’s poetry collection, “Melancholia.”

La Baleine story art
By Jyoti Arvey

A one-way epistolary reveals a deepening longing for cohesion.

Story Art
By Sarah Ito

Culture and comedy duet on the morning after a romantic tryst.

Chapters 7-9 of The Gift, story art
By Mark Elzey

In chapters 9-11 of Mark Elzey’s revelatory memoir, the narrator faces the defacers.

By Lois Roma-Deeley

As the vantage point shifts, the viewer is deconstructed.

By Mark Elzey

The speaker takes aim at pop psychology, the notion of inferiority complexes, and Chicago’s heinous “Ugly Laws.”

By Nicole Holtzman

The memories threaten to cling and capture, but the rolling stone dodges all confinements.

By Ryan Tracy

Domesticating the Queer Cat.

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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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