Fall 2017: Truth-telling

"Writing in the Forest" © Jennifer Powers; used by permission]

Observing the World—Inside and Out

‘Guess it's safe now,’ she said, after she caught me looking and shed the fleece. Underneath, she wore a T-shirt with a print of a pair of handcuffs and the line Lady Cops Like to Have Fun Too.

—"Everything that Rises"

New pieces will appear on the Table of Contents as they publish throughout the issue cycle.


First-Person Reports

Everything that Rises by Steven Volynets

Talking to Each Other

Trump Is Our Fault, Too by Steven Lewis

Genre Borders

To the Curly-Haired Barista by Megan LeAnne

Personal Stories

Telling the Truth About the Modocs by Robert Aquinas McNally

Why I Write


Lawrence Welk by Giavanna Munafo
Mad Libs: Deep State by Susan Terris


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