Recent work

Issue 15.3 features work from Anastacia-Renee, Ruth Baumann, Ruth Bavetta, Emma Bolden, Lynn Horton, Lauren Connell Johnson, Weston Morrow, Neleigh Olson, Allison Pinkerton, Nickalus Rupert, and Spencer Williams.

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2019 Creative Nonfiction Contest

We’re happy to announce that our judge for our 2019 Creative Nonfiction contest is Melissa Febos. 1st prize in wins $500, publication in Pacifica, and eternal glory. For details or to submit via Submittable, click the link below.

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and was widely named a Best Book of 2017. Febos is the inaugural winner of the Jeanne Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary and the recipient of the 2018 Sarah Verdone Writing Award from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation, The BAU Institute, and Ragdale. The recipient of an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, her work has recently appeared in Tin House, Granta, The Believer, The Sewanee Review, and The New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn.  

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Rita Ciresi Some Things You Can Ask Me /// Jen Corrigan Accommodating /// Ryan Habermeyer The Inheritors /// Tyler Sones The Right Place /// Emily Townsend There’s Nothing Past This /// Francine Witte When Zac, 32, Strolls in IRL



Ellen Adams searched /// Yvonne Amey The Way I Can’t Breathe When I Think of You /// Josh Bettinger Waltz of the White Bird A Cloud Against the Sky /// Nicholas Brown Anyone Going Already Knows What’s Gone /// Erika Jo Brown Delovely /// Kristene Kaye Brown All My Lottery Tickets Are Duds /// Charlotte Covey What I’ve Learned /// Teri Ellen Cross Davis A Black Woman Gets a Window Seat on Aer Lingus /// Darren C. Demaree bone requires bone #13-15 /// Rita Feinstein Persephone Waits for Spring /// Heikki Huotari Another Aftershock /// Denise Jarrott Big Stone Lake /// Patrick Kindig summer, like a nosebleed /// Mingpei Li Still Life With Splenectomy /// Autumn McClintock Taxol /// Mary Mussman Rue du Cherche-Medi /// Megan Paranich The Industry of Edmonton /// Kelly R. Samuels Perceived Distance /// John Sibley Williams Brevity



Kathryn Hill Berried (W)

Rebecca Keller Experimental Methods (HM)



Tracy May Fuad An Abridged History of Buttons



Ashley Kuo & Nicci Yin /// Dacdac

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