NWW Archive 1995–2010

VOLUME 16, 2010

Volume 16, Number 2

April 2010

Larry French  Three More Stories
C. Rusch  The Man Who Buried His Dogs in the Front Yard
Karen Kevorkian  Queen of the Night
Michael Dermansky  Intraocular Pressure
Ben Greenman  Skunk
Tom Drury  Thanksgiving
Alyson Hagy  Graveyard of the Atlantic
Craig Nova  Rattlesnake
Martin Naparstek  Getting Shot
Stephen Graham Jones  Cops & Robbers
Robert Olen Butler  “Woman Struck by Car Turns into Nymphomaniac”
John Holman  Benefactors


Volume 16, Number 1

Flash Fiction, Edited by Kim Chinquee

Mary Akers Bosoms
Randall Brown  Today They Will Canter
Lydia Copeland  Checkers
Kathy Fish  Two Fictions
Avital Gad-Cykman  Piece by Piece
Scott Garson  Interstate
Greg Gerke  I Want to Write Flash Fiction
Daniel Grandbois  Two Fictions
Peter Grandbois  TV Head
Tiff Holland  Sundries
Jeff Landon  Where I’m Going
Paul Lisicky  Mr. Cat
Robert Lopez  Nine off the Break
Darlin Neal  Legs
Carol Novack  Quantum Physics
Lorna Perez  Astronaut
Jen Pieroni  The People Here
Peter Ramos  Smoke on the Water
Gail Louise Siegel  They Made You Buy Blue Shoes
Carrie Spell  Map
Rusty W. Spell  Where Are You?  Where Did You Go?
Ed Taylor  “Save Me or I’ll Kill You” (Love Song)
Diane Williams  Wrigglework

VOLUME 15, 2009

Volume 15, Number 4 

Jane Armstrong: Introduction
David Shields: Contradiction
(excerpt from Reality Hunger: A Manifesto)
Sean Singer: Freud Knows
Sean Singer: Van Gogh Legerdemain
Liz Scheid: Jellyfish
Nick Ripatrazone: Patriots’ Path
Jaime Shearn Coan: Rubylith
Ryan Ridge: Awayward Functions
Berman Black: Construction Management
Gary Percesepe: In the Hamptons
Steve Fellner: You’ve Got to Read This
Nicole Walker: Oil and Water
Kristen Iskandrian: Friendship, A Semiotics
Megan Mayhew Bergman: How to Make Collard Greens
Brandon Lingle: Quakes
Don Sherwood Olson: Triggerman
Dinty W. Moore: Self Critique

Volume 15, Number 3

Susan Kim Campbell Jump
Andy Plattner Hip Aunt Janet
John Givens The Buddha-nature of the Horse
Saptarishi Bandopadhyay No peo­ple with­out dogs
Lauren Spohrer Boys and Girls in America Have Such a Sad Time Together
Stephanie Janiak Family Dinner
Sara McKinnon A Full Hand 
Carrie Spell A Dirty, Dirty Place
Cecilia Pinto The Wedding Party 
Mark Budman Lot’s Wife
Kim Ponders Conquistadors of Los Angeles
Myfanwy Collins Wash, Dry, Fold
Fortunato Salazar Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump; or, Three Variations on My Father as Seamster
Christine Crutchfield Pray for Rain
Reese Kwon Christine Jiyoung Yi Ingram

Volume 15, Number 2 

Stacey Richter  The Beauty Treatment
Terese Svoboda
Vicki Hendricks
John Holman  
I Did That
R.H.W. Dillard  
In the Silent Secret Dark
Russell Edson
  The MoonlightersMyopia
John Minichillo
  Two Lifetime Members of the N.R.A. Who Loved Guns and Life Itself
Rick Bass  Fiber
Rita Dove
, Golden Oldie
, Wiring Home
Elizabeth Gilbert
  Tall Folks

Volume 15, Number 1 

Late Style James Robison
Fidel’s Secret Agent Jay Marvin
Queen of the Night Karen Kevorkian
Carley’s Knees Kiki DeLancey
I Cannot Quite Remember Ian McEwan
Salem Robert Olen Butler
WE’RE SO FAMOUS Jaime Clarke
Three Stories Larry French
Three More Stories Larry French
Credentials John Holman
The Golden Monica Ben Marcus
Why I Have to Marry the Pool Guy Susan Hubbard
Sharks Courtney Eldridge


VOLUME 14, 2008

Volume 14, Number 4

The Ekphrasis Issue, Editor Jane Armstrong

Jane Armstrong Introduction to the Ekphrasis Issue
Carolyn Moore The Next Time Art Seduces You
Kerry Krouse Wax and Gold V
Tom Holmes As with Energy, So with Form—Henri Thinks Through His Sculpture
Dorothee Lang Room 2
Sacha Siskonen 22 Ways of Looking at Chagall
Shawn Huelle Excerpt from the novel­la
A Determination of Parts
Ben Debus Three Studies of F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu
Ann Nightcap Bruno Three Takes on Brassai
Laura Madeline Wiseman Elevator Girl Brand
Susan Varnot Matisse: Seated Pink Nude
Brenda Yates The Etruscan Fire Poker
Tuva Ruebner The Ambassadors
Jacob Bathanti Looking at Churches
Gary Lehmann Unless I Feel the Wound
Sarah Sarai St. Sarah Sarai Carrying the Infant Christ Child
Bob Bradshaw Claude Monet: Camille on her Death Bed


Volume 14, Number 3

The Lit Mag at 100
Editors Travis Kurowski & Gary Percesepe
(no longer available)


Volume 14, Number 2

The Movies Issue
Guest Editors Jurgen Fauth and Marcy Dermansky
(no longer available)


The 2007 Prize Issue

Volume 14, Number 1
(no longer available)


VOLUME 13, 2007

Volume 13, Number 4

Hyperextended Family

Editor: Darlin’ Neal

Darlin’ Neal Introduction
Nikki Bazar Orphans
Alice K. Boatwright Survivors
Kim Chinquee Wiener
T. J. Forrester Hand Me Down Blood
Heather Fowler A Cat for Greta
Tiff Holland The Boys
Liesl Jobson One Hundred Babies
Jeff Landon Harmony and Eggs
Jana Martin Painter
Mary Miller Full
Nathan Oates Theft
Jim Ruland Redshanks Regrets
Claudia Smith Jennies
Michael F. Smith You and Peggy and That Dog
Girija Tropp No Strange Circle
Girija Tropp Paradise Beach
Joan Wilking Hush

Volume 13, Number 3

New Fiction Issue

Editor, Gary Percesepe

Gary Percesepe Introduction
Jane Armstrong Putting Water Into the Air
Ann Beattie My Life At The Very Top
Kim Chinquee Shot Girls
J. A. Chisum The Parable of Casper and Paul Clark
John Holman Vacation
K. Kvashay-Boyle Not Me Shot Dead
Mark Lafferty Song and Dance
Jeff Landon Lifelike Baby Girls
Tao Lin The Existentially Fucked Megamouth Shark
Tao Lin Tao Lin
Mary Miller Even the Interstate Is Pretty
Bonnie Nadzam Rex
Hannah Pittard Some Nights
Theodore Ross Frankie the Coyote
Vinnie Wilhelm The Crying of the Gulls

Volume 13, Numbers 1&2

The Prose Poem Issue

Editor: Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson Introduction
Sally Ashton He will make inti­mate suggestions—
Michael Benedikt The Adventures of Resentment
Michael Benedikt Kitchen Scenes
Robert Bly Thinking of Hansel and Gretel
Mark Budman To My Love
Jack Christian Reporter
Wyn Cooper My Future
R. H. W. Dillard In the Silent Secret Dark
Russell Edson The Moonlighters
Russell Edson Myopia
Jennifer Grotz A Day So Empty
Bob Hicok Repast and future
Lesle Lewis April
Carsten Rene Nielsen Shadow
Iustin Panta These Sleeping Pills
Contributors Notes


VOLUME 12, 2006

Volume 12, Number 4

Postmodern Pulp, Editor: A. Neil Smith

Anthony Neil Smith Introduction
Nick Mamatas The Bloodied Woman
Paula Bomer Breasts
John Gorman Bones Brigade
R. Narvaez Unsynchronicity
Adam Cushman Felonies for which I was Never Apprehended: Chapter Eighty-Four.
Jeremiah Granden Thierry and Anouk
Ray Banks The Last Kayfabe
Richard Madelin The Girl at the Next Bench
Craig McDonald Sheriff Andy Goes To Hell
Kilean Kennedy True Up

Volume 12, Number 3

Partly True Stories, Editor: James Whorton

James Whorton Jr. Editor’s Introduction
Matt Briggs Flag Ceremony
Kim Chinquee Farmer
Jill Christman Three Takes on a Jump
Pia Z. Ehrhardt When I Lived There
Steve Fellner Marrying Mom
Julia LaSalle Right Shoe
Inman Majors First Bike Ride; Queen; Bus Stops
Jeff McNeil The Loneliest of Nouns
Anne Panning Surprise
Jack Pendarvis The Train Going Back
Gary Percesepe Robert Kennedy as Remembered by Jean Baudrillard
Theodore Ross The Abandoned Brothel
Dayne Sherman Man Enough to Buy a Gun
Claudia Smith Slip
Theresa Starkey The Will
Kevin Walters Visit Home: March, 2006
Diana Wynne Dostoevsky and the Idiots

Volume 12, Number 2

Stories of Mexico, Editor: Peter Theis

Peter Theis Editor’s Introduction
Miriam Wolfe Laughlin Who’s That Standing There?
Dennis E. Thompson Conquistador
Sara Fasy My Mexican Cars
Marty McLennan Why I Almost Threw My Bike Into The Sea Of Cortez
Wayne Rapp Un Coyote
Juan Carlos de la Parra Musicology
Sandra Kolankiewicz El Circo
Nicholas Sorlien Worlds Between Cities
Mark Cox Ta Da
Richard Cordaway A Goat, a Boat, and a Wad of Cash
A. McIntyre The Cutter
Andrea Saenz Everyone’s Abuelo Can’t Have Ridden With Pancho Villa
Marvyn Petrucci Rip Off
Frederick Zackel When You Least Expect It, A Jackrabbit Pops Up
Laura Polley Pyramid Of The Sun
Darlin’ Neal XEROC 80, Juarez, Mexico
David Camps The Agent
Irene Keliher The Other Border

Volume 12, Number 1

The Literary Now, Editor: Jane Armstrong

Jane Armstrong Editor’s Introduction
Saeed Ur-Rehman The Sharpness of Grass Blades
Kristen Yawitz Embodied, Embedded
Randy Gonzales Tropical Depressions
David Lumsden Marina Tsvetaeva: November 1917
David Lumsden The ques­tion of the blog is the ques­tion of the whole
Theodore Worozbyt Auditorium
Case Miller No Cuts to Swell It
Dorothee Lang words lick, yel­low wet
Andy Plattner Videotape
Joseph Aimone The Things You Don’t Get Over
Kat Meads CiCi Gets Drunker on Airplanes
Grzegorz Wróblewski A Repetition
Joshua Arsenio Things Like This
Julia Cohen Hot Cold
Matthew Modica Articles of War
John Sullivan Evil Sheik!
Chris Diken The Killer at the Beach

VOLUME 11, 2005

Volume 11, Number 4

The New America, Editor: Gary Percesepe

Gary Percesepe Editor’s Introduction
Nagham F. Awadallah I Don’t Remind You of Anyone
Christopher Bakken Three Poems
Linwood Barclay What Boneheaded Design Guides Dubya’s Moves?
Gayle Brandeis Stewarding Liberty
Noam Chomsky Elections Run by Same Guys Who Sell Toothpaste
M.M. DeVoe Plague Mice
John D. Goldhammer Dr. Bush and Mr. Hyde: The Fundamentalist Shadow of George W. Bush
Jeff Halper The Narrow Gate to Peace
Thom Hartmann You Can’t Govern if You Don’t Believe in Government
Harry Kreisler War of the Worlds, Then and Now
Michael Lerner Interview with Martin Marty
Matt Mason Code Orange
Bill Moyers 9/11 And The Sport of God
Danielle Poe Reality America
Tala A. Rahmeh Being Palestinian
Curtis Smith We Care!
Glen H. Stassen Just Peacemaking
Dan Stryk Lines for Our National Forecasters
Jere O’Neill Surber Europe’s America Today: A Little Help for Our Friends?
Ann Marie Tate We the People
Jim Wallis God’s Politics: A Better Option
Howard Zinn Unacceptable Regimes in Iraq and the United States

Volume 11, Number 3

Location/Dislocation,  Guest Editor: Ken Foster

Ken Foster Introduction: I Should Have Known
Stevan Allred His Ticky Little Mind
Daphne Beal The Terms
Raul Correa Hilla Jamilla (Hilla is Beautiful)
Sean Ennis The Au Pair
Amanda Gersh Idi Amin Will Get You
Cynthia Gralla Nang Fah Jam Laeng: Angels in Disguise
Emer Martin Baby Zero An excerpt
Jan Meissner The Mud Field
Lincoln Michel The Old House
Joanna Pearson The Haircut
Marian Pierce Mrs. Nakamura
Felicia C. Sullivan Night Work
Pragya Trivedi Green
Suzy Vitello Paper Husbands

Volume 11, Number 2

Holiday Fiction, Editor: Carrie Hoffman

Carrie Hoffman Introduction
Bob Arter Holiday
Jenny Bitner How I Saved My Mother’s Life
Annie Bruno Veteran’s Day
Kim Chinquee Lent
Michael Czyzniejewski Finding My Werewolf Mask in the Hide-a-Bed, July 4th, 1994
Pia Z. Ehrhardt His Hand Restless On My Leg
Richard Grayson The Best Rosh Hashanah Ever
Roy Kesey The Holidays Here
Calvin Liu The Scientist
Marcia Mascolini All Souls’ Eve
Thomas O’Malley Maundy Thursday
Michelle Richmond P.S. You’re Mine
Dawn Ruth The Yard Man
Rusty W. Spell The Age I Was at Christmas and the Girl That I Was With
Matthew Summers-Sparks The Mystery of the Disappearing Boat

Volume 11, Number 1

High Pulp Issue, Editor: A. Neil Smith

Anthony Neil Smith Editors’ Introduction
Brian J. Barr Stuman’s End
Scott Brothers Thrilling Hard-Boiled Detective Comics
Ken Bruen American Skin
Judith Cox Equinox
Victor Gischler The Humpers
Michael Glassman Naked Galveston
Vicki Hendricks Purrz, Baby
Jack Howland Down State
Stephen Graham Jones Cops & Robbers
Vishal Khanna Gloria My Gloria
Kathy Kubik A Fish Tale
Patrick J. Lambe My Throw Down Piece
Ed Lynskey Following the Sunsphere
Eric Madeen Onbashira Groove
Craig McDonald The Last Interview
Neal Pollack Pretty Good Vacation
Scott D. Pomfret Billy Vigor
Charlie Stella Father Diodorus

VOLUME 10, 2004

Volume 10, Number 4

Poetry & Politics, Editors:  David Chester & Phillip Ischy

David Chester & Phillip Ischy Editors’ Introduction
Roy Jacobstein Note to You from Kathmandu
Evan Peterson Footnotes on Early Twenty-First Century Pop Culture
David Oliveira God Comes to the Tachi
Amy Shearn Luck (The Election)
Jim Barton One Night at a Pak-a-Sak in Iraq (or, No Need to Put That in a Bag, Dad)
Liesl Jobson Strelitzia; At the Home of a Colleague from the Child Protection Unit; Vocal Warm-up at the Co-Op
Mimi McDonald Four Lu-shihs of War
Richard Fein A Brief Lecture on the Physical Chemistry of the Diamond
Martin Rock They’ll Be Contacting Me; Baby’s Buyback and the Cowboy-Man
Arlene Ang Animal; God Decides to Take the Train
Daniel Borzutzky Henry Kissinger’s Acceptance Speech for the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize
J.P. Dancing Bear Gacela of the Heart in Darkness
Amari Hamadene After Your Sickness … What Remains?; Today
M. Ayodele Heath A Sharecropper’s Pantoum
Clay Matthews Reflections of Red in an Aquarium
David Sherman At the Merry-Go-Round
James Wagner [Dear P.]

Volume 10, Number 3

Happiness, Edited by Jane Armstrong

Jane Armstrong, Editor’s Introduction
Agi Mishol (Lisa Katz, trans.), Monday
Richard Grayson, Seven Men Who Made Me Happy
Spider Thorndal,  Mort, My Friend
Janine Cipolaro,  What To Do
Holly Pettit,  Oh Lordy, What Now?
Peggy Newland,  Snowmobiler Boy
Nathan Parker,  This is an
Jessica Girard,  Frustrated Dispersal
Sean Barry,  Second Letter to Jenny
Dinty W. Moore,  Transparent Eyeball
Jamey Gallagher,  In Front of the Pond
Jenn Habel,  And Then, of Course, There’s Hope
Dorothee Lang,  what it is, what it isn’t is
Matthew Summers-Sparks,  Sunshine
Rebecca Givens,  Verso
Jess Koski,  Surprises
Chris Arthur,  The Dagger in the Flesh and the Alchemy of Happiness
Dr. Nancy Etcoff,  Syllabus: The Science of Happiness
Chris Bachelder,  Notes Toward a Lay Report on the Joy Debt
Shelley Ettinger,  Mania
Allen Woodman,  This Bird Has A Secret Pocket

Volume 10, Number 2

The Television Issue, Edited by James Whorton Jr.

James Whorton Jr. Editor’s Note
Sommer Browning Quiet Night at Home Poem
Pia Z. Ehrhardt Ski-Doo
Andrea Hewitt When My Parents Were a Couple
Reeves Keyworth Audition for a Commercial, West Los Angeles
Vandana Khanna American Horror
Amy King Evening InThe Late Show Effect
Laura Levin Public Display of Affection
Adrian C. Louis Arse Poetica
Dianne McKnight Television
Gary Percesepe Reload; Me, Watching
David Pollock Winston Beak
Claudia Smith Galveston
Anna Ziegler What’s on TV

Volume 10, Number 1

Politics 2004, Edited by Gary Percesepe

Gary Percesepe
Introduction to the Politics 2004 Issue


Brother John of Taize One More Missed Opportunity?
Walter Wink Globalization and Empire
Al Gore Remarks to MoveOn.org
Noam Chomsky Invasion as Marketing Problem: The Iraq War and Contempt for Democracy
Jim Wallis Dangerous Religion: George W. Bush’s Theology of Empire
Rabbi Michael Lerner Closed Hearts, Closed Minds
Tony Campolo Evangelical Zionists vs. George Bush
Merold Westphal The Fonda Fallacy All Over Again
Bruce Jackson Media and War: Bringing It All Back Home
Wayne Madsen Wag the Turkey: Surprise Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 AM?
Duane Shank The Project for a New American Empire
John D. Goldhammer Why the Bush “War on Terror” is Fated to Fail
Ben Tripp Conspiratorial Reading: How Bush Can Still Win
Fran Shor Groping the Body Politic: Arnold’s California Putsch
Mark Zepezauer Why the Right Hates America
James Whorton Jr. My Time Machine
Amy Halloran War Boys


Jefferson Adams A Face Familiar To Me Once; White Crucifixion
Shane Allison On Dreaming of Kyle Secor Naked When Terrorists Flew a Plane Into The World Trade Center
George Drew Crocket in Babylon
Shelley Ettinger Three Poems
John Guzlowski Two Poems
Admiel Kosman Lament for the Ninth of Av
Donna J. Gelagotis Lee Lament for 20th-Century Air Travel
Sandra Novack Things I Did After 9–11; Ribbons
Ginger Strand New World Order
S. Asher Sund Security
V. Alan White Randall Terry Meets His Maker


Sefi Atta Toward the End
Josh Capps Bus
Rose-Anne Clermont Patriot
Corin Cummings Escape from an Arid Dreamland
Erika Dreifus Floating
Julia Elliott Jaws
Karen McBryde The Hot Spot
Tony O’Brien To Live and Work
G. David Schwartz In The Tavern
Laura Ellen Scott The Cool Aunt

Related Readings

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America
The National Strategy for Homeland Security
President’s Remarks at the United Nations General Assembly
President Bush Announces Major Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended
President Bush Meets with Troops in Iraq on Thanksgiving
Barneycam: See the President’s dog.


VOLUME 9, 2003

Volume 9, Number 4

James Robison The Late Style
Christopher Helmuth Tulip
Tom Drury Thanksgiving
Alyson Hagy Graveyard of the Atlantic
Craig Nova Rattlesnake
Elizabeth Gilbert Tall Folks
Robert Olen Butler “Woman Struck by Car Turns into Nymphomaniac”
John Biguenet Paper Dolls
Thom Jones Rocket Man
James Poniewozik The Monitor
Ben Marcus The Golden Monica
Susan Hubbard Why I Have to Marry the Pool Guy
Stacey Richter The Beauty Treatment
David Alexander Decoys, The Frequency
Rick Bass Fiber
W.T. Pfefferle Two poems
Vicki Hendricks Gators
Kiki DeLancey Putch
Sandra Kolankiewicz Shark in a New Age Sea

Volume 9, Number 3

Summer 2003, Guest Editor: David Chester

Mandy Coe Staring For Beginners

John Craun And Spring

Marc Levi On The Grass

Oswald LeWinter The Spear of  Longinus

Barbara Hamby Ode on My WaistOde on My TerrariumsFlesh, Bone, and Red

Tom Jungerberg A Photograph Taken at the End of the WorldHooch

David Kirby Ignoble Phiz… Alas, Not by Johannes Brahms

Kirsten Smith She Got Away and Came Back

Rita Mae Reese The Zookeeper’s Daughter Drives to the StoreThe Alchemist’s Daughter Learns to Masturbate

Bryan Walpert Recalling Your Explanation of the Differences Among Lepidoptera

Jillian Weise How the Dumb Were Granted the Right to Have Sex

James R. Whitley Bodily

Ptim Callan We Built Things

Brandon Cornett Walter Beedee, Metaphor Man

Manuel Gonzales The Mouth

Scott O. Handy White Flight

Micaela Myers Lines

Christopher Helmuth Tulip

Patricia Klindienst Three Moments Upon Waking

Jack Pendarvis The Astonishing Gentleman

Jon Pineda Blind Spot

Greg Sanders Mr. Hallucinosis

Kevin Wilson Book of You


Volume 9, Number 2

THE CRIME ISSUE, Guest Editor: Anthony Neil Smith

Owen Cecil   Rack Hard

Paula Bohince   Johnstown

Chris Allen Clark   How I abduct­ed My Elusive Migraine Queen 

Amy Halloran   The Crime of Writing

Elizabeth Anne Hatmaker   Norton, Jan. ‘47

Jack Howland   Hoover’s Dad

Doug Lawson   Jersey Devils

Edward C. Lynskey   The Hanoi Hilton

J. K. Mason   Family Tree

John Minichillo   Two Lifetime Members of the N.R.A. Who Loved Guns and Life Itself

Wendell Ricketts   The Way It Happens

Laura Ellen Scott   Petey Prickles vs. Funeral Steve: An ALL-NEW Petey Prickles Caper!

Paul A. Toth   Oats

Scott Wolven   Eight Ball

Frederick Zackel   Mario and Cheryse



THE MUSIC ISSUE, Guest Editor: W.T. Pfefferle

Scott Southwick:  #1

Steven Carter:  Mr. Good

Lacey Galbraith:  2/3 Golden Mean and a Chord

Jeff Reichman:  Weird

Mark Budman:  A Patriotic Angel

A.C. Koch:  Some Kind of Blue
Joseph Young:  Oh, That Magic Feeling

Marcelle Heath:  I’m doing noth­ing wrong

Joe Burton:  Malachi Phonoferous: Soloist

Leslie Stella:  What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Cinderella?

Jason Stumpf:  Analog

Ian Christopher Hooper:  At night I can hear the darkness…

David L. McNaron:  Three poems

Paul Guest:  On the Origins of Modern Atomism

Barbra Nightingale:  Three poems

Chris Patrick Morgan:  The Dimwitted Organist


VOLUME 8, 2002

Vol 8 No 4

Guest Editor: Gary Percesepe

Gary Percesepe: Introduction

Willis Blandings: Our Satellite Dish

Janet Buck: Life as a House Hits Home

Chad Davidson: Bird’s Eye

Jason DeBoer: Edward G. Robinson; Rod Steiger

Patricia Ducey: Let Us Now Prepare to Eat our Sacred Cows

Robert Gibbons: Saturday

Alicia Gifford: Debbie and Me

Tobias Seamon: Order of the Dragon

Jennifer Solow: Sex In The Movies

Spider Thorndal: Spider’s First Girlfriend; Tom Hanks and Daughter Lucy’s Quest for Perfection; 10 Tips for Incoming Film Students

Anna Tambour: Before some­thing is camp, what do you do?

Donna Scott: Continuous Showings

Rick Warner: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

John Warner: Man and his Madness

Jon Moskowitz:  Manifesto & Desire


V8 N3

Guest Editor: Jane Armstrong

Benjamin Percy What Would You Rather?

Kate Wheeler How it is Down Here

Todd J. Colby Acts of Kindness

Elizabeth Losh Sweat

Jake Burdick Equidistant

Shauna McKenna MacKay

Richard Mitchell The Counter

David Kirby Poems–Ndoki and The Higher Pantheism

Stephen Schottenfeld Trick or Treat

Connie Corzilius Slut Wisdom

Barbara Hamby Mr. Manago’s Mango Trees

Clint McCown an excerpt from The Weatherman (nov­el in progress)

Dinty W. Moore Lem

Ron Carlson The Recent Vampire Attacks


Vol 8 No 2

Guest Editor: Leilani Hall

Leilani Hall Introduction

Kieron Devlin A Conversation with Rabih Alameddine

Sandra Kolankiewicz Shark in a New Age Sea

Jeff Parker Bingo

Diana Griego Erwin Arched Eyebrows

Chris DeBolt A Map Beyond the Edge

Jim Hazard Chicken Dinner

Mary Gannon Waking Las Vegas

Patrick Madden Gravity and Distance

Maria Proitsaki To Scandinavia, Unprepared

Evelyn Posamentier: Velvet Slippers

Agi Mishol To the Muses
Translated from the Hebrew by Lisa Katz

Vol 8 No 1

Editor: Cheryl Wagner

Cheryl Wagner Introduction

Jay Fontenot Letters from a Mobile Jail

Cheryl Wagner At Home with the Chaos Hag: An Interview with Courtney Egan

Craig Taylor Three Incidents in My Drinking Life

Kevin Walters The Boss

Robin Grossinger Sand; In Search of a Lost Laguna; Resurvey

Paul Maliszewski Riled Up–An Interview with Kathy Maliszewski

Walt McDonald Aunt Florence and the Kalahari


VOLUME 7, 2001

Vol 7 No 4

Guest Editor: Beck Finley

Beck Finley Introduction

Ander Monson Freda Thinks Spring

Joan Wilking Running Man

Joe Garcia Snowman

Vanessa Koepke So Maybe I Lied?

Ulf Kirchdorfer The Waiting Room

Pia Z. Ehrhardt The Water Laws

Terese Svoboda Weatherproof

Late Summer 2001


Vol 7 No 3

Editor: David Chester

David Chester Introduction

Steve Bellin Three Poems

John E. Branseum A Poem & A Short

Mark Budman To Own the Block

Claudette Cohen How the Water Rolls
at a County Water Quality Meeting

Brandon Cornett Graduation

Rachel Flynn Four Poems

Hooshla Fox Contracts

Michael Ives Two Poems

Kate Lutzner this cray­on

Valerie MacEwan Court-Appointed

John Poch A Curse on the Denton Cops, the Lot of Them

Tracy Scarpino Breaking the Law of Falling Bodies

Richard K. Weems Steinberg & Whitman

Joan Wilking Show and Tell


Vol 7 No 2

Editor: Jürgen Fauth

Jürgen Fauth An Introduction in 750 Words

Katherine Eittreim Hotel Love

Matt Briggs Trap

Michael Dermansky Intraocular Pressure

A. Papatya Bucak Rabbi in a Tea Cup

John Minichillo Here

Sasha Pepper Losing Teeth

Norman Lock Into the Interior

Ron Morelli A Tall Canister of Black Eyed Peas

Camille Renshaw Assurance

Matthew Callan I Think Jesus is a Cutie

Beck Finley Nightmares

Keith Regan Karma Travels

Ginger Strand What Happens Happens in a Moment

Eric Bosse The Dog-Faced Boy

Steven Salardino Now We’re Really On Our Way


Vol 7 No 1

Editor: Victoria Lancelotta

Victoria Lancelotta Editor’s Introduction

A.C. Koch These Are My Demands

Virginia Harabin Surprise Me

Courtney Eldridge Sharks

Jon Pineda Honeymoon

Heidi Shayla The Coffin Builder’s Romance

Joan Wilking Lizzy’s Bed

Jason Gurley In the Supermarket, On the 10

Scott Wolven Ball Lightning Reported In The Northeast Kingdom

Brock Clarke Accidents

Greg Bottoms A Stupid Story


VOLUME 6, 2000


Winter 2000
Vol 6 No 1

Alec Solomita In the Ravine

Ben Greenman Skunk

Jason Sanford Links

Shauna Rogan Souvenir Beach

D. McDougle Bamboo

Renee Podunovich The Café Patio

Lina ramona Vitkauskas The Transaction is Complete

Seth Abramson Forty Six & Red Rock Twisters (Garber, Oklahoma)

Alex Keegan Ballistics

Charlie Dickinson Steps

Robin Reagler The Age of Irony &  I Have a Theory

Andy Coan Glare Ice

Martha Conway Fall Migration



Spring ~ Vol 6 No 2

The MR Prize 1999

Ann Bronston Obedience School

Greg Rappleye Homer, Faulkner, Noir From The Vegas Cantos

Aaron Jason Ryan’s Boys

Jaime Clarke Lindy

David Ryan Talent

Kiki DeLancey Putch

Lou Fisher Paul Newman’s House

S. Graber The Law of Probability

Gerald Majer Peg

Rae Meadows Run for the Roses

Jesse Murphree Brother

Glen Pourciau The Dangerous Couple

Traci Sobocinski Each and Every Logical Confusion

Lynne Martin Bowman Domestica

Jason Bredle Anarchy

Charles Fort Justice

Sarah Jefferis The Right-Tusked Dream

James Magorian Pelham

Ralph Malachowski All American

Debra Marquart Do Drop Inn

Christopher Matthews Beneficial Insects

Mary Ann Samyn Tilde

Andrea Scott Electra Swimming Back

Katherine Soniat Nightshade

Jennifer Wheelock Tennessee Easter, 1998

Margaret Young Video Screenplay



Summer ~ Vol 6 No 3 

The Noir Issue, Editor: A. Neil Smith

Anthony Neil Smith Editor’s Introduction

Robert J. Randisi Black and White Memories

Vicki Hendricks Gators

Darren Subarton The Best Things in Life are Someone Else’s

Gary Phillips Lowball

Jenny Siler Sharks

Kevin James Miller Rain on A Stranger’s Eyes

Martin Bennett Outside-In: Footnotes from a Squint-Eyed Guestworker

Chris Huntington Where Do You Wear Your Cross?

Josh Capps It Counts


Fall 2000 Vol 6 No 4

Editor: James Whorton

James Whorton Editor’s Introduction

Corin Cummings Everything Else Was Forgettable

Carson H. Wu My Laugh

Frederick Zackel Woody and Neva Celebrate their Fiftieth Anniversary In Hawaii

John Fulmer Free-Standing

Janet Kieffer The Senator’s Breakfast

Jane Messer Plump Girls Pinched with Butter

Jane B. Wilson Death of a Rooster

Kathy Jo Yates Burton Forgiveness

Matthew Murphy Eitel Poems


VOLUME 5,1999

1998 MR Prize

Thom Jones Editor’s Introduction

Curtis Sittenfeld 1993–94

Ann Bronston Eskimo Nights

Ad Hudler Carry-on Baggage

Devon Jackson Animal Control

Kyle Jarrard Dime Box

J. P. Jones Among the Dead

David Ryan Roswell

Incigul Sayman Accumulation in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Traci Sobocinski Disco Lemonade


Winter ~ Vol 5 No 1

David Gilbert How I Became a Realtor (in Exile)

Jack Shadoian Theorizing Filmic Space

Melita Schaum Lizard’s Tail

Alec Solomita Old Flame

Amber Dorko Stopper The Skill Crane

Richard Weems Paradigms

Allen Woodman Dog Cake

Camille Renshaw Surfboards Like Coffin Lids


Spring ~ Vol 5 No 2

M. Lee Williams Frozen to Death

Mark Trainer Dad’s on Fire

Pia Ehrhardt This  Life

Ben Greenman In The Presence of the General

Robert James Berry Pulau Pinang


Summer ~ Vol 5 No 3

Michelle Rick Next Time

Morgan Hobbs Vegas

Betsy Ladner Second Round

Claire Bagby Foot Long

C. Abe Gaustad Mosquito Nose


Fall ~ Vol 5 No 4

Bob Kottage Clarence

John Kinsella Two Poems

James Sallis Hazards of Autobiography

Amanda Eyre Ward Butte as in Beautiful

Steven McBrearty A Certain Type 

Abigail Allen Tahiti

Suzanne Greenberg Speed-Walk

Lynn Veach Sadler Miss Spam Maps of Vegas

Bill Beverly Benjamin Franklin, This is a Light Bulb

Sam Apple Beard

Vince Samarco Speaking Parts

Greg Sanders Nine Vignettes


VOLUME 4, 1998

V 4 N 1,January 1998

Padgett Powell Note from the Fiction Judge

Angela Ball Note from the Poetry Judge

Richard Schmitt Leaving Venice, Florida

Patricia Clark The Only Body

Wendy Brenner Are We Almost There

Ann Bronston Mr. Bubbles

Kathryn Chetkovich Dreaming Before Sleep

Brock Clarke A Widespread Killing Frost

Michael Dahlie Last Words from a Camelback Sofa

Andrea Carter Brown 45

Chard deNiord The Visit

Jon Erickson Touching Tongues

Aviva Luria Sleep, Before Death

Entries of Special Merit



V 4 N 2, February 1998

Additional 1997 MR Prize finalists

Kiki DeLancey Carley’s Knees

Adam Frey The Reality of the World

Bill Gordon A Flight From Jersey City

Anthony Varallo The Knot

Dallas Wiebe Home on the Range

David Kirby Sex Therapy

Stephen Knauth Nightfall

Elizabeth Kostova In Split

Louis Mazzari It’s as if I took a wrong turn somewhere

George O’Connell Lint



V 4 N 3, March 1998

Susan Hubbard An Accident of Desire

Russ Dodge Mickey Mantle

Burton Goble Reunion

Fredric Koeppel Three Poems

Matt Marinovich You Know How Much I Love You

Jim Maguire Macroeconomic Stability: The Downside

Gary Percesepe The Prince of Arthur Avenue

Sean Ziebarth Revolver



V 4 N 4 April 1998

Rick Bass Fiber

William Tyree Losing Snakes

Robert Sward Ten Years Under the Eucalyptus

David Wimberley More Beautiful Than Horses

Jane Armstrong Ice Cream Cake

Jeff Whipple, Six Paintings Burning Eye Rubbers Holders Pie Tourist

Kim Church Museum of Hands



V 4 N 5, May 1998

Nancy Stone No Baby

Kyle Jarrard Sinking to China

Kyle Jarrard Waiting on the Moon

Marcy Dermansky Drop It

Rick Bass Fiber

Leo Haber Three Women

Camille Brougher At Night



V 4 N 6, June 1998

Geoffrey Brock Patricia Lost & Other Poems

Nancy Bauer True Confessions

Brian Cochran Not To Be Used Till Over 40

W.T. Pfefferle Two poems

Kim Garcia Peter & Other Poems

James Kirk What I Shouldn’t Tell You

Christopher Mohney Night and Spider Baby

Dana Pattillo Consumed

Scott Poole Work

A. Wright from Chattel

Mary Wallach Why I Don’t Write Autobiographical Poems

Renee Podunovich Piscine Vision

C.K. Tower Chanting Matins,Gathering The Bones



Summer 1998, V 4, N 7–9

Suzan Sherman The Cousin

Kyle Jarrard Fish Night

Carrie Bartsch Locals



Fall 1998, V 4, N 9–12

Amber Dorko Stopper The Skill Crane

Richard Weems Paradigms

Allen Woodman Dog Cake

David Alexander Decoys, The Frequency

Seth Tucker Gymnasium

Robert Shuster Another Sign of June

James Jay Andre the Giant Haiku

Adam Jones Hypothesis

Greg Sanders from Lamereaux



VOLUME 3, 1997

V 3 N 1, January 1997




Jaime Clarke WE’RE SO FAMOUS

Michael Dahlie RETIREMENT





Virginia Harabin PRONE

Notes on the Contributors


V 3 N 2, February 1997

The Beauty Treatment Stacey Richter

High Rooms Curtis Harnack

Queen of the Night Karen Kevorkian

Counting Backwards Marie Manilla

Carnivorous Plants Jill Marquis

Selling Eggs at the Punk House Lailee Mendelson

Hips Andy Mozina

Lead, Kindly Lie Lynne Butler Oakes

The Man Who Buried His Dogs in the Front Yard C. Rusch

Notes on the Contributors 


V 3 N 3, March 1997

Denise Stallcup Cimarron Waltz

Terese Svoboda A Mama

Antonia Sweet The Last Time I Saw Elvis 

Mark Thorson Final Delivery

John G. Wallace The Great Destroyer of China

Tim Watt Blood Memory

Notes on the Contributors


V 3 N 4, April 1997

Peter Brown The Wedding

Tracy Heinlein The Brakes

Victor Grauer Scratch

Jay Marvin Four Poems

James Whorton, Jr. The Dog

David Alexander Mirror Fugue Gas Money

Judy Wilson Portrait

Robert Sward Power User

Christopher Scanlan Mad Looper

Notes on the Contributors


V 3 N 5, May 1997

David Gilbert Cold War

David Keith The Gods Leave Things Lying Around…

Gary Kern Red-Tailed Hawk

Suzanne Kamata Tragic Women

Kathrine Jason Five Poems

Kyle Jarrard Something Sick

Chris Semansky Furniture

Notes on the Contributors


V 3 N 6, June 1997

Abigail Allen The Stylist

Tracy Heinlein Volunteer

Tristan Davies Talent Show

Ronald Warren Deutsch A Secret Place

John Pietz The Flute Harp

Gary Percesepe Gail

Robert Sward 42 Poets Named Robert

V. Alan White Three Poems

R. Virgil Ellis Three More Poems

Notes on the Contributors


V 3 N 7 & 8, July/August 1997

Mark Budman Fur Elise

Kyle Jarrard Fly, Fly

Suzanne Kamata Sacrifices

Richard Weems After Art

Richard Weems Soup

Gary Percesepe Three Poems

Steven J. Frank The Gelato Affair

Shelley Hunt Predestination

Martha Conway Dust

Notes on the Contributors


V 3 N 9, September 1997

david alexan­der if i were u

david alexan­der the tow­er

emi­ly snow hack­barth snow ball

susan hub­bard why i have to mar­ry the pool guy

kyle jar­rard zoned

megan shee­han t.v. land is funny

lily tuck the man who was struck by lightning

tra­cy hein­lein vol­un­teer

notes on the contributors


V 3 N 10, October 1997

james d. lil­ley and bri­an oberkirch an inter­view with bar­ry hannah

craig graves delancey time dila­tion

sharon mcken­na what might happen

david alexan­der in dis­guise with diamonds

notes on the contributors


V 3 N 11, November 1997

judy wil­son a dif­fer­ent kind of neverending

paul has­s­ing the mars tiles

bart planten­ga con­fes­sions of a beer mystic

richard cumyn the girl from the butts

richard fein dead let­ter dreams,
a ques­tion of thir­teen seconds

richard steven­son miles in uniform;that mourn­ful bal­lad sound; a bit of larkin; 1954, bak­er’s key­board lounge

robert sward “It’s a Gun”


V 3 N 12, December 1997

dan chaon i wake up

greg sanders garage door

peter coop­er tat­toos

sharleen jonas­son feet

n.m. kel­by deals

ann z. lev­en­thal vio­let’s mystery

dan craw­ley o. con­nor in pain

notes on the contributors


VOLUME 2, 1996

V 2, N 1, January 1996

Wayne in the Desert Padgett Powell

Farrah Brett Berk

Living Legends Francine Prose

Glove Sandra Jacobs

Metropolis Christine Schutt

Jarheads Steve Lattimore

Matters of Sulzer Ian Lirenman

Dog Story Gordon Lish

The Golden Monica Ben Marcus

Where the Sturgeon Are Plentiful Peter C. Brown

Notes on the Contributors


V 2, N 2, February 1996

Interview With William Gibson Larry McCaffery

Independence Day RW Deutsch

I Did That John Holman

Parts Report Heather McHugh

Two Poems Michael McNeilley

The Monitor James Poniewozik

Sweethearts Leon Rooke

Ciudad Juarez Elizabeth Tallent

Notes on the Contributors


V 2, N 3, March 1996

Thom Jones Rocket Man

Charles Marvin Island of Swine

Victoria Lancelotta  Festival

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay  Cyberpunk and Neuromanticism

George Slusser Literary MTV

Maxine Chernoff Death Swap

Gary Percesepe  Moratorium

James Edward Whorton The Radio

Notes on the Contributors


V 2, N 4, April 1996

Allan Vorda An Interview With Jamaica Kincaid

Lynne Butler Oaks Communion, First and Last

Dinty W. Moore Varieties of Religious Experience

Joyce Carol Oates Death, Etc.

David Sobieski Four Poems

Ben Neihart Iquoi

Jane Armstrong Clinic

John Biguenet Paper Dolls

Notes on the Contributors


V 2, N 5, May 1996

John Holman Damaged Luxury

Christy Sheffield Sanford Web Work

Patrick O’Donnell Speed, Metaphor, and the Postmodern Road Novel

Larry French Three Stories

Andrew Alexander Little Bitty Pretty One

Cindy King Three Poems

Steven Carter Swimmers

Lynn Butler Oaks The House

Notes on the Contributors


V 2, N 6, June 1996

Terese Svoboda Hills and Cats

Jonathan Baumbach The Villa Mondare

Alice Mattison The Library Card

Larry French Three More Stories

P.J. Jason The Nobody

Michael Carlson Crystals in Their Hearts

Barry Spacks About Us; Finger People

Lola Haskins Pastoral; Self Portrait–Light from the Left

Notes on the Contributors


V 2, N 7&8, July/August 1996

Ron Carlson Grief

John Holman Credentials

David A. Harvey  Foreclosure

Elizabeth Lee In the Pufferbelly

David Alexander An American Surfer in Paris 

James Whorton Jr.  Deliver to My Wife

David Lipsky Garden

Donald Mangum A Bad Outfit

David Michael Kaplan Bagpipes

Notes on the Contributors


V 2, N 9, September 1996

Robert Olen Butler  “Woman Uses Glass Eye to Spy on Philandering Husband”

Robert Olen Butler  “Woman Struck by Car Turns into Nymphomaniac” 

John Holman Benefactors

Allen Woodman Kiss

Allen Woodman Saved by Mr. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Allen Woodman The Christian Ventriloquist

Victoria Lancelotta The Guide

Wendy Battin Four Poems

Notes on the Contributors


V 2, N 10, October 1996

David Alexander 10K Rob

Kim A. Herzinger Collector

Paul Lisicky Radar

Cynthia Kadohata Breece D’J Pancake

Robert Olen Butler “Woman Uses Glass Eye to Spy on Philandering Husband”

Robert Olen Butler “Woman Struck by Car Turns into Nymphomaniac”

Steve Watkins Camouflage

Guy Gallo Dutchy

William Cobb Mergers & Acquisitions

Notes on the Contributors


V 2, N 11, November 1996

Faith Miller Signs

Jürgen Fauth Tiger

Gary Percesepe He Wasn’t You

David Alexander The Lisbon Plane

David Alexander Cadences

David Alexander 10K Rob

Kim A. Herzinger Collector

Cynthia Kadohata Breece D’J Pancake

Notes on the Contributors


V 2 N 12, December 1996

Beck Finley We’re Sorry We Hit Your Dog

Diana Dawson Plattner Cleome

Michael Sexson Man Reading

John Fulmer Grand Isle

Roger Vaillancourt Look Blind

Elizabeth Inness-Brown Stephen

Donald Mangum Losing Steerage

P.J.Jason Faux Pas

Notes on the Contributors


VOLUME 1, 1995

V 1, N 1 April 1995

Th’ Thortee Cook Joseph Ferguson

The Usual Rues, Boulevards and Jardins David Keith

Paying Attention Ken Craven

Hard Looks W.T. Pfefferle

How Animals Mate Daniel Mueller

Riding With the Doctor R. Sebastian Bennett

The 39 Steps Beanie Watkins

Where Characters Come From Ann Beattie

Cyphertext Jurgen Fauth

Reviews & Comments


V 1, N 2, May 1995

Editor’s Introduction

Poems Ginny Grimsley

Heroin Man Tom Drury

Socorro Frederick Barthelme

I Am the Bear Wendy Brenner

Circuses Charles Marvin

What Does That Make Me? Kevin Walters

Three Poems Steven Bellin

Lives in Motion: On Rita Dove Kevin Stein

Going to the Elephant Tim Melley

Poems David Chester

Getting Shot Martin Naparstek

Reviews & Comments


V 1, N 3, June 1995

Countdown: Once Upon a Time John Barth

Cordless in the Fifties Terese Svoboda

The Water Column Ronald Duane Smith

Home Angela Ball

Work Terry Engel

Don’t Look Martha Conway

Arazi in the Deep South Andy Plattner

Prone Virginia Harabin

Tall Folks Elizabeth Gilbert



V 1, N 4&5, July/August 1995

An Interview with Rita Dove Steven Bellin

Landlord Andrew Plattner

What’s Eating William Gass? Gary Percesepe

Adam Names the Animals Ann Henry

Who Are They Who Are Like Clouds? John Dufresne

Rewind Steven Sanders

Fullback Glory Cortright McMeel

Things To Do Steven Carter

Cartwheel Jane Armstrong

Notes on the Contributors


V 1, N 6, September 1995

Fidel’s Secret Agent Jay Marvin

Sent Home Mary Gordon

Cadaver Scan Rob Hardin

Poles in Your Face: Pitfalls of Hyperfiction Jurgen Fauth

Triana Caroline Prince

What You Do Best Gary Percesepe

Rattlesnake Craig Nova

Grief Victoria Else

Notes on the Contributors


V 1, N 7, October 1995

Interview with Martin Amis Will Self

Three Short Pieces Margaret Atwood

Salem Robert Olen Butler

Exit Rita Dove

Golden Oldie Rita Dove

Wiring Home Rita Dove

Kayak Terry Engel

The Universal Donor Michael Hemphill

The 14-Year-Old Goethe … Laurie O’Brien

Christina of St. Trond Laurie O’Brien

This is A Headlock Mary Rees

The Curiosities Michael Waters

Notes on the Contributors


V 1, N 8, November 1995

Driving the Heart Jason Brown

Cool Moss David Gilbert

Four Poems Tara Calishain

Hello Marge Mario Rossilli

Party Girl Terese Svoboda

Snapshot Ben Greenman

Kisser Lisa Zeidner

List Maker Kristi Coulter

Graveyard of the Atlantic Alyson Hagy

When It Started Victoria Else

Notes on the Contributors


V 1, N 9, December 1995

Jerks Karen Shepard

Thanksgiving Tom Drury

Afterglow Terry Engel

The Social Life of the Architect Dennis Hathaway

The Late Style James Robison

Escape Doug Lawson

I Cannot Quite Remember Ian McEwan

Miller on the Rocks Brian Oberkirch

Sleeping Utensils Ron Nyren

Kissing Randy Caroline Prince

Notes on the Contributors