I decided early on that I was going to write my stories...in my own voice, my own words, with my own sense of humor and my own actual grammar and peculiarities of speech… everything exactly the way I would tell it.
“Unapologetically Brown and Unapologetically South Asian”: A Review of The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
In Adiba Jaigirdar’s The Henna Wars, Bengali teenager Nishat decides to come out as a lesbian to her traditional parents against the backdrop of her family friend’s wedding.
A Love Letter to Slasher Cinema: A Review of My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
A horror novel should hold my attention sooner than eighty percent of the way through the book.
Latent in Translation
She knew how to read a newspaper article when she was five; now she cannot tell Chinese from hieroglyphics.
Fragments of a Meandering Life: Review of A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
Nearly every story in the collection is captivating in its constant motion and minute detail.
Issue 41 Pre-Order Open
Our 41st issue is now available for pre-order online.
Anything that Shines
There’s an our kind and a their kind.
2021 Sudden Fiction Contest Winners!
We're thrilled to announce the winners and honorary mention of our 2021 Sudden Fiction Contest! Read more to find out who won!
Out here, she knew, was his sanctuary, away from his daughter’s problems. Here, only these more easily governed fruits of his labor existed.
Bless Me Father
The little bird’s so still, just looking up at me with those robin eyes, just staring like it sees what’s deep inside me, like it’s stunned by the horror of it. I think that’s when I begin to understand: sin’s damn personal.