Thanks to everyone who trusted us with their work this month. It was difficult to watch the events of the world unfold as we were reading this month, but it was also another reminder of the power of love. The power of creativity. The power of being alive. Good will always win out in the long run, but it’s all too frequent pairing with unnecessary loss is a sad reality to be sure.
Thanks to everyone who has allowed us to share this work with you now. We hope you enjoy it.
-Al Kratz March 2022
About Josh Russell
JOSH RUSSELL is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Prose, the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal for Literary Fiction, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Shane Stevens Fellowship in the Novel. His shorter prose has appeared in One Story, Subtropics, New Micro: Exceptionally Short Stories, and Epoch. His novels are Yellow Jack (W.W. Norton), My Bright Midnight (Louisiana State University Press) and A True History (Dzanc Books), and his chapbooks of very short prose are Pretend You’ll Do It Again (Greying Ghost Press) and Suburban Folktales (forthcoming, The Cupboard Pamphlet). At Georgia State University, he is Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program.
Issue 15: Guest Edited by Josh Russell
Hunter and Art Hunt, Student Fund Raisers by Michael Martone
Swimsuit by Christopher Merkner
On the Utility of Small Talk with Waitpersons by Tom Williams
Look at Yourself by Alissa Nutting
He Sings by Marcela Fuentes
Shop Girl by Dionne Irving Bremyer
A Simple Tale by Lily Hoang
The Profusion by John Holman
Exceptional Drought by Candace Nadon
Flat Stanley investigates Velma’s murder by Jennifer Howard
Postcard by Brian Kitely
Amenities by Margaret Luongo
New and Selected Mountains by Matt Sailor
A Tribute by Jody Brooks