Fiction Featured in This Issue


Rabbits by J.A. Tyler

J. A. Tyler is the author of Inconcievable Wilson (scrambler books, 2009),Sinatra (vox press, 2010), In Love with a Ghost (willows wept press, 2010), A Man of Glass & All the Ways We Have Failed (fugue state press, 2011), & The Zoo, A Going (dzanc books, 2013). His work has appeared recently with Diagram, Sleepingfish, Caketrain, Fairy Tale Review, elimae, & Action, Yes among others. He is also founding editor of mud luscious press. To read more, visit:

Standing Eight

Standing Eight by Kevin Brown

Kevin BrownKevin Brown has had work published in over seventy journals and was nominated for a 2007 Journey Award and a Pushcart Prize.  His first book Ink On Wood is scheduled to be published in the summer of 2010.  His website is:

A Step Up

A Step Up by Sandra Hunter

Sandra Hunter

Sandra Hunter’s plays have been seen in London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. After the birth of her daughter, Aliya, she began writing short stories, which have appeared or are forthcoming in the New Delta Review, Zyzzyva, Talking River Review, South Dakota Review, Glimmer Train (awards in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) and others. She won a scholarship to the Norman Mailer Writer’s Colony in June 2009.


Search by Clive Matson

Clive MatsonClive Matson was drafted as Chalcedony’s(kal-SAID-'n-ease) astonished scribe in 2004. Their passionate erotic and spiritual voice evolved from his 1966 work, reissued by Regent Press as Mainline to the Heart and Other Poems (2009). His early teachers were Beats in New York City. (His seventh book was placed in John Wieners' coffin) He is the author of Let the Crazy Child Write! (1998), the text he uses to make his living teaching creative writing. Clive received his MFA from Columbia Universtiy. He now lives in Oakland, California where he helps bring up his teenage son, Ezra.

I Am Not Lenny Coolidge

I Am Not Lenny Coolidge by Justin Hamm

Originally from the flatlands of central Illinois, Justin Hamm now lives and writes in Missouri. He earned his MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of publications, including Cream City Review, New York Quarterly, Spoon River Poetry Review, Red Rock Review, and The Brooklyn Review. He recently competed his first collection of poems, Illinois, My Apologies, for which he's currently seeking a publisher.


Erase by Lauren Becker

Lauren BeckerLauren Becker lives in Oakland, California.  She is managing editor of Corium Magazine and a regular contributor to The Nervous Breakdown.  Her fiction has appeared in a number of journals, including Pedestal Magazine, Annalemma, Pindeldyboz, PANK Magazine and Storyglossia. 

The Favor

The Favor by Ivan Overmoyer

Ivan Overmoyer

Ivan Overmoyer is an English Major at the State University College of New York at Plattsburgh where he writes fiction and fails to get enough sleep.

The Wood Tick

The Wood Tick by Adam Graupe

Adam Graupe From writing about a 180-pound wood tick to a bear having an affair with a whore called the American Dream, Adam Graupe’s fiction runs the gamut.

My New Neighbor

My New Neighbor by Ted Chiles

Ted Chiles' stories have appeared or are forthcoming in several literary journals including Vestal Review, The Anemone Sidecar, seven letter words quarterly, Waccamaw, and Permafrost. Four of his stories were adapted and performed at the New Short Fiction Series in Los Angeles. His story "Knife" won the 2008 Midnight Sun Fiction Contest at Permafrost. Living in Santa Barbara, California, with a poet and three cats, Chiles teaches Economics, the most dramatic of the Social Sciences.

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