40.3 Summer 2016

Our current issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from: Nicole Rivas, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, Amy Guidry, Gillian Cummings, Kristina Marie Darling, Hailey Leithauser, Paige Lewis, and many more


Selections from “Heads”

Amy Guidry



La Mer

Nicole Rivas



Miss Southeast

Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers



[When he says, I dreamed I was the one]

Kallie Falandays


The Queer as Electron

Michael Walsh


Christian Camp for Troubled Girls

Kendra DeColo


Night Ferry: A Love Story

Kristina Marie Darling


Sad Film (With Contingencies)

Kristina Marie Darling



Greg Allendorf


All’s Fair

Hailey Leithauser


Playing Frisbee with My Father Watching

Gentris L. Jointe


Pura Vida

Jacob Shores-Argüello


Trompe-l’oeil for Shannon

Anna Journey


Welcome Stranger

Anna Journey


Turn Me Over, I’m Done on This Side

Paige Lewis


Menstruate; Want for Theo

Lucia LoTempio


The House

Lucia LoTempio


The Other Side

Glenn Shaheen


Self-Portrait with Dragonfly

Hannah Dow


Postcard from Gethsemane

Hannah Dow


Theory: Emergency Water Landing

Casey Patrick


They Break Open in Sun but Stay Dark

Gillian Cummings


Low to Ground and Listening

Gillian Cummings


I wait for the light to construct a self I recognize

Eliza Rotterman



Eliza Rotterman


Playing House

Eloisa Amezcua


[Adult Swim]

John Manuel Arias



John Manuel Arias



Helena Chung


Self-Portrait as a Cat Trapped in a Motel Room

Angela Voras-Hills


Her Body an Aquarium

Lucien Darjeun Meadows


My First Time

Lucien Darjeun Meadows


After Omens

Kat Finch



Alana Folsom


The Squirrel that I Killed

Christoper Brean Murray


The Guitarist

Jose Hernandez Diaz


The Man in the Water Well

Jose Hernandez Diaz


Hard as Apricots

Leah Poole Osowski


Love Poem Against the Body

Jayme Ringleb



Erin Jones



S. Marie LaFata-Clay


The Distant Relative who Calls at Midnight

Brianna Noll



Alison Stagner


The House

Lori Lamothe



Review of The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson

Jacquelin Hedeman


Notes on Contributors