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Literature

In Polite Rejection story art
By Sam Desmond

In a bitter voice, the undergirding of self worth is dismantled as a possible, unnerving root of feminism is excavated.

Shapeless Skin story art
By Travis Chi Wing Lau

Corporeal expanse, with wrangled nerves and a quieted pulse.

Equals story art
By Casey Haymes

A relationship shakes amid combat against corporate greed.

About the Fires story art
By Andrew Kruse-Ross

Embers of home billow and blow as history burns hard.

Abuses Amended art
By Jessica Edwards

Indignities and exploitation are righted with sharp words and a blunt defense.

America is Weeping art
By Diana Franco

Barbarism is given free rein in a gun-happy nation.

Curative art
By Karen V. Garrison

Lyrical elixirs for the ailing soul.

Hollow Threats art
By Mary Gustafson

The nightmares forbid forgetting.

The Gift essay art
By Mark Elzey

The next installment of Mark Elzey’s autobiographical book revisits a life-changing, perspective-altering trauma.

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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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