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By Courtney Christison

Body and soul parry for priority.

By Brandi M. Spaethe

The sensation of touch, the perception of being moved, and a delicate closeness.

Valero BioPark
By Jessica Deaver

Contemplating an inhospitable future. And speculating on whether there could be any other kind.

By Dennis Leroy Kangalee

Sound the dirge. A lament for our age.

By Sam Desmond

Imagine an epistolary between Emily Post and Larry Flynt.

By Sam Desmond

Cultural appropriation, Princess Diana, and Long Island mores. Shaken ... and stirred.

I Died at 27, The New Engagement, Short Story
By Sam Desmond

A personal and harrowing account of despair and self-acceptance.

By Jennifer Thompson

Trauma, both foreign and domestic, amid care and comfort.

Twinkles & The Blob
By Nandi La Sophia

Boisterous, brazen, and beautiful, Nandi La Sophia's story startles and surprises.

By Brian Alessandro

A rumination on ethnic identity, change, delusion, and the fantasy of racial superiority.


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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.

The New Engagement

The New Engagement endeavors a novel approach to discovering, introducing, and showcasing writers, artists, and filmmakers, by providing them digital and print platforms, while encouraging and supporting their social-consciousness.