Issue 48: Exposure

Issue No. 48 is inspired by the winning short stories from our 2018 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize, and it features stories and poems and art exploring  vulnerability, safety, the body, and home. Exposure exists in tension. It is a state that makes one vulnerable to harm, however this vulnerability is often necessary for being in community. Read our poetry editor's thoughts on exposure and the poetry in Issue 48 here

FEATURING the 2018 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize recipients Jason Villemez, Heather M. Surls, and Laura O'Gorman Schwartz—awarded by judge Susan Woodring.

FICTION
Coda, Jason Villemez
Terra Incognita, Laura O'Gorman Schwartz
The Pistachio Farmer's Daughter, Heather M. Surls

NONFICTION
Storm Shelters, Bethany Maile

VISUAL ART
The Art of Stephanie Serpick
The Art of Daesha Devón Harris
The Art of Richard Hart
The Art of Leah Oats

POETRY
Minya, Egypt: May 26, 2017, Chaun Ballard
The Convert’s Heart Is Good to Eat, Melody S. Gee
Vampire on Dance Floor, Jess Turner
Lot’s Wife, Danielle Weeks
[My out-of-body experience], Levi Andalou
[Every present thing], Rebecca Doverspike
The Silk Lessons, Karen An-hwei Lee
Time Capsule of the Early Twenty-First Century, James Crews
from River, John Poch
Veil of Tears, John Blair
The Grotto, Kevin McLellan


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