William Pruitt is a fiction writer, storyteller and poet, and an Assistant Editor with Narrative Magazine. He has published in Ploughshares, and Cottonwood and in recent issues of Off Course, Otis Nebula, Stone Boat and Literary Juice; two chapbooks with White Pine and FootHills; and self-published Walking Home from the Eastman House. He has told stories in […]

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Data Flow

William Doreski teaches writing and literature at Keene State College in New Hampshire. His work has appeared in various online and print journals and in several collections, most recently, The Suburbs of Atlantis (AA Press, 2013). Data Flow The first cold morning in September crawls from the ditch, wanders downtown, and sprawls at my feet, sighing. […]

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Lisbeth White is a poet/dancer/performer and VONA alum. She works as an expressive arts therapist, supporting people in discovering the arts as healing. Her current poetry project centers around ancestry and the unique relationships women of color experience in connection to nature. Howl i wake up to coyotes yellowing the air up and down the […]

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August Heat

It was the summer I was investigating my desirability in the typical foolish way of girls, seeing how many boys I could get to want me. You were living with that band, “Slut Magnet,” an unfortunate name for you, the only girl. We sat outside in the white plastic lawn chairs, drinking mimosas to the […]

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Outside the Box

Stephanie Rael graduated from Boise State University in 2010, where she studied English literature and philosophy. Two of her favorite authors are Fyodor Dostoevsky and Witold Gombrowicz. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho Outside the Box There was once a mouse who lived in a box. The box was made of brown cardboard and had […]

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Sparkler Manifestos

Jonathan Simkins lives in Denver’s RiNo district. He is the author with artist Justin Ankenbauer of the ekphrastic chapbook, Translucent Winds (Helikon Gallery & Studios, 2016). The title poem of his second chapbook, This Is The Crucible (LuNaMoPoLiS, 2017), was nominated for Best New Poets 2016. His poems have appeared in various publications, including Epigraph […]

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Brazilian Wax with Myriam

  Moses chanted a song for the men; he would chant for them and they would answer him. And Miriam chanted a song for the women. —Rashi We take our clothes off differently depending on who is watching. Myriam says, Take everything off below the waist. She stands in the corner— maroon scrubs, black bun piled […]

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Cameras, this summer

Debarun Sarkar sleeps, eats, reads, smokes, drinks, labors and occasionally writes and submits. He studied English and Sociology at the universities, but now spends most of his time juggling between freelancing and writing while halting at Calcutta for the moment. Works have previously appeared and or are forthcoming in The Brown Critique, Aainanagar, Foliate Oak, Cerebration, […]

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A Coven in Essex County | Beulah

Below is Part 4 of 18 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄  Read the first installment / prologue ◄ Read the previous installment, BETTA BEULAH It had been years since Beulah had spent any meaningful amount of time in front of her mirror. When the last of her line had left five years ago, she had decided it was […]

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Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain, published by River Otter Press (2013).   You lean against her thigh as if this gravestone no longer smells from grass longs for a dry riverbed not sure […]

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