Past Excerpts

Nahid Rachlin Fiction Judge

Excerpt from Perils by Nahid Rachlin

The following short story appears in our January 2015 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. In the middle of the night I woke to Niloufar’s crying and went to her room....
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Excerpt from Sitting Shiva by Gayle Brandeis

The following story appears in our Summer 2016 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download.         “Shiva doesn’t sit.” Eugene unfolds his legs from the lotus position, stretches them out across the parquet...

Excerpt from a review of Jacqueline Sheehan’s book The Tiger in the House

The following review by author Ellen Meeropol of Jacqueline Sheehan’s book The Tiger in the House appears in our Spring 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for purchase and digital download. Driving home from...

Excerpt from In Sorrow (The Seeds of Change) by Susan Jackson

This poem appeared in our July 2013 issue. Read the rest of Susan’s poem and the rest of the journal by downloading it here. We carry the sorrow of the mothers who came before us we carry the...

Excerpt from What You Wish For by Ava Leavell Haymon

The following poem appears in our March 2013 Digital Issue. The entire issue is available for digital download. In first grade print: 1. a trampoline 2. a ball of yarn 3. a rubber snake 4. a top-hat 5....
Tracy Brooks

Excerpt from Merge by Tracy Brooks

This poem appears in our Summer 2014 Digital Issue. It was one of the poems Tracy wrote during our 2014 Poem-A-Thon. Download and read the rest of Tracy’s poem and the entire issue. (for my...
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Excerpt from Shangri-La Does Not Exist by June Calendar

This story appears in our January 2015 Digital Issue. Read the rest of June’s story and the entire issue. He heard the steady drone of an airplane; he was inside. His head rested against a...
Stephanie Pietkiewicz

Excerpt from Midwinter Spring by Stephanie Pietkiewicz

Stephanie participated in our April 2014 Poem-A-Thon. A poem written by each participant appeared in our Summer 2014 Digital Issue. Download and read all the participants’ poems. I had stayed too long. Pluto’s arms were cold...
Anneliese Schultz

Excerpt from May 21 by Anneliese Schultz

Annaliese’s poem appears in our Spring 2016 Digital Issue. A poem by her sister, Virginia Schultz, who participated in our April 2016 Poem-A-Thon also appears in this issue. Read both sisters poems and the entire...
Ami Kaye

Excerpt from A Little Nightmusic by Ami Kaye

The following poem appears in our January 2014 Digital Issue. Download the full issue to read the rest of Ami’s poem. Her sheer veil streams in a pale mist, the crimson lahenga, whirls around her running form, she...