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Resilience

Resilience

Wounded Weepers by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

An ocular stigmata begets a river of bloody tears.

The Renewed Mona Lisa by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

The mystery behind the smirk deepens.

Starry Sighs by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

The dreamer gets safely lost within the constellations.

Tiny Dancer essay art
By Nicole Goodwin

Dignified curtsies in dark corners, empowering pirouettes atop threatening structures, liberating heel turns through unfriendly places.

Sarapiqui story art
By Hope Lindsay

Mysticism moves mountains as the land trundles over fragile feelings.

Ghost Story Crafted for a Girl Child story art
By Samantha DeFlitch

Environmental harm contaminates the soul of the abusers and discolors the spirit of the abused.

Implications film art
By Khalil Anthony

After Baldwin, in a voice that shakes and sounds a freedom knell.

Nude No. 1 by Carl Bowlby
By Carl Bowlby

The naked risk reveals a steely will.

Unravel by Jessica Rowshandel, December 2016 issue cover
By Jessica Rowshandel

A primal scream into the abyss.

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Contests & Prizes

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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