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Literature

Literature

The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

Withstanding a lifetime of cruel judgment paves a path to understanding, growth, and fortitude. 

Nahum N. Welang art
By Nahum Welang

Though the continental context may change, the fixation on stereotypes, archetypes, and harmful assumptions persist.

Private Salvation art
By Tyree Daye

Like catching breath, surmounting the burdens of anger, of normality, of memory requires great work.

Breathe Easy by Dan Carpenter, story art
By Dan Carpenter

Orientation, gender, and ethnic identity—liberated movement and the hope for an easy moment.

Take the A Train story art
By Jonathan Marcantoni Rosa

Roaming, episodic, and with epic encounters, a lesson-fueled journey—in miniature—unfolds.

Filigree Cosmic III, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola, detail
By Ariana Landeira

Filaments and flares enliven the spirit, the cosmic tug and an existential melt-up reifies the mind.

Love and Loss art
By Sudip Bhattacharya

Ordinary needs and common necessities at the mercy of irrational prejudices and unfounded persecutions.

Hope's Great Labor art
By Alex Brueggeman

All of humanity dropped the ball on morality. But who will care enough to pick it back up?

Valero BioPark
By Jessica Deaver

Jessica Deaver’s speculative epic delves into a sinking land.

Flag Factory art
By Ron Burch

A Kafkaesque nightmare of irrational duties and absurd bureaucracies.

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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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