2016 Literary Awards


Winners Announced!

Congratulations to winning authors Anna Leahy, Brandon Rushton, and Megan Cummins, and thanks to our judges Roy Kesey, Tarfia Faizullah, and Sue William Silverman! See our Contest Winners page for more details about the winning works, which will appear in our Fall/Winter 2016-17 edition.

Special Feature

Featured Writer #59: LaTanya McQueen

Before You Throw Her Body Down, Winner of the 2016 Disquiet Prize in Nonfiction









Current Issue

Spring/Summer 2016 is now available!

Click here to see more information about this issue. To order, click here. 



Current Web Edition

 Winter 2016 Web Edition

 Featuring new writing by Michael Bazzett, Kara Candito, Brian Clifton, Ryan Collins, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Kara Krewer, Karyna McGlynn, and more!





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