“The hot dogs sunbathed on lounge chairs by the pool, sweat seeping through their casings, as chicken tenders splashed and squealed and bobbed in their inner tubes.” New fiction by Kara Vernor.
Dagmar Mimi Harlow
“all of the kids in the room study theatre and political science and share viral social justice posts on the internet. you think you can have it all.” New work by Dagmar Mimi Harlow.
Vi Khi Nao
“Inside the vortex of her manuscript, her fingernails carve quotation marks on his back. He has not grown accustomed to being used in a sentence that way.” The latest installment of our Unpublishable series, featuring authors’ previously elsewhere-rejected work, comes from the great Vi Khi Nao.
Sarah Rose Etter
Unpublishable is a new series that seeks to publish writing & art that’s been rejected. In the first installment, emails from Noam Chomsky are blotted out in the days following the Trump election.
“Every word in the world is a corruption of another word.” New fiction by Mark Budman.
“Licking Lilliputian lips, Larry rides me, whips my armpit hair with the inertial majesty of Ron Turcotte on Secretariat in the final stretch at Belmont Park finish line coming into blurred vision, Camel smoke sifting from furry nostrils, field thirty-one lengths behind.” New fiction from Matthew Dexter.
“A man with bypass scars spoons something greasy into his mouth. Torpid picnics in the sand. An embarrassment of fishcakes. A pornography of bologna. The sun. The scents.” New short fiction by Derick Dupre.
“The first time I met Kevin Costner he was on the other side of a locked bathroom door. I introduced myself and told him it was nice to meet him, but he didn’t say anything.” New short fiction by Chris Okum.
“Sometime I embarrass carry catnet with cat in, especially near tourist and near customer, but then I see man with ratnet and know life could worse.” New fiction by Christopher James.
“stoned ‘i’ am capable of fear and embittered responsibility, but god (and where may she be right now–tucked under my bra, behind the swollen fold of my eye) knows that nervous energy drives failure, preparation and well-meaning dictation the stuff of missed opportunity.” New work by Suiyi Tang.