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    Litmag Roadmap Update: Wisconsin

    Litmag Roadmap Update: Wisconsin

    We’re back with a new list for Wisconsin! Follow us back to our editor-in-chief’s home state for another round up of Badger litmags you should be sending your work to! If you’ve read the stunning Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler,…

    May Book Review: Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong

    May Book Review: Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong

    In our second book review of May, we turn to our first poetry collection: Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong, whose debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, was widely celebrated on its release. Of the new collection, reviewer…

    New Voices: “Picture This” by Alicia Marshall

    New Voices: “Picture This” by Alicia Marshall

    In “Picture This” by Alicia Marshall, readers are introduced to an Old Order Mennonite family with Wegner blood through a family photo taken in 1965. An ekphrastic story, “Picture This” sprawls forward and back through time, examining the familial and…

    New Voices: “Carve” by Kaushika Suresh

    New Voices: “Carve” by Kaushika Suresh

    Today’s New Voices story is “Carve” by Kaushika Suresh, a coming-of-age story following a group of eighth grade girls preparing for the Sadie Hawkins homecoming dance. From older girls, they learn the secret: “Water then soap then sugar then butter then rinse.” It will hurt, and it will work. We look ourselves in the mirror. Gruesome and bloody. We want to be the prettiest. Mallavika tells Kavitha who tells Rani who tells Brinda who tells Pinky’s older sister at Princeton…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Our annual Flash Fiction Contest is now open for submissions through May 31st! The grand prize winner will be awarded $3,000, along with publication. Finalists will also receive a cash prize and publication. Past finalists have been often selected for the Best Small Fictions anthology. This year's guest judge is Kim Chinquee. Be sure to check out our calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects, and remember, our New Voices submission category is free to submit and pays for stories. It's all part of our mission to offer a quality platform for emerging writers.
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