Fresh-Cut Lit & More

Issue No. 38 SUMMER 2022


† Rebecca Ackermann, Birthing Lessons
Nathan Willis, The Soft Animals
Mariana Sabino, The Undercurrent
† Lara Markstein, No Name Island
† Maggie Mumford, Intuition
Gemini Wahhaj, Urgent

† Mitchell Untch, Twin I, Twin II
Sadie Shorr-Parks, Winter on Earth, Modern Ledas
† Mateo Perez Lara, Memory Remains as Skeleton
† Mimi Yang, A Letter from my Father to Me
Alex Wells Shapiro, a rust chewed pipe
† Matt Thomas, Pop Song

Meg Pokrass, If You Want to Be Loved, Love
Timothy Boudreau, Life Is Too Sweet for This Level of Idgaf
† Rosemary Jones,
Shadow Water Nonfiction
† Tess Kelly,
Playhouse Nonfiction
† Jamie Nielsen, Confessions of a Careless Cabbage Person
† Will Musgrove, The Drive Home
R. C. Barajas, Dr. William’s Family Fix-U Shop Nonfiction
Francine Witte, Drunkdaddy
Damian Dressick, Decadence ’94 (Southern) Nonfiction

Do you write flash? Try our SUMMER LIGHTNING ’22 FLASH CONTEST FOR FICTION AND NONFICTION.  $500 First Prize; $250 Second Prize; $100 Third Prize. 

† Deb Fenwick, Riding West Toward the Woods
† Luisa Luo, Six Rants from a Nasty Yellow Girl
Peter DeMarco, War Games

War and Peace 2.0
A Visual Memoir by Emily Steinberg

To What Survived
Sculpture by Mario Loprete


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