Rejection: it’s a feeling known well by writers, those brave souls who send out their precious babies to various journals, reviews, and lit mags far and wide. And while the “thanks, but no thanks” is our least favorite part of this gig, we’re proud to publish writers like those featured in this week’s issue. If you thought an adopted Chinese circus baby, a hot girl on the Cape for the summer, and Norman Mailer diehards have nothing in common–think again.

In This Issue:

“Awe,” a short story by William Reese Hamilton

“Cirque,” a flash by Marko Fong

“Slips,” a poem by M.C. Allan









Photo by Amanda Farah