MonKhí aka Akilah aka Maria.
Aka Door Opener Like Secrets Of Past Lives. Aka Key. Aka Existential Crisis Finds Solace In Sharpies And Paper. Aka College Drop Out. Aka Abstract Negus aka Not White Enough For Chilean Ancestry aka Ironic Existence. Aka 26 “Year” Old Man Born Girl, Dressed Like Boy Non Binary Lover Doesn’t Believe In Time. Aka Tucson Native Identifies As Earthling Believes Trees Are As Conscious As Water As Conscious As Humans. Aka: It’s Your World, They’re Just Writing In It.
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~ James Baldwin
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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.