• Blip Magazine ebook

    The sum­mer issue of Blip Magazine is now avail­able on Smashwords as an ebook called Blip Reader 2.3. It is sell­ing for $1.99 and is avail­able in all ebook for­mats (Nook, Kindle, iPad, etc.). Soon it should be avail­able at B&N, Amazon, iBookstore, and oth­ers. This may be a dubi­ous achieve­ment; we are not sure.

  • Dorianne Laux

    Waitress

    When I was young and had to rise at 5 am
    I did not look at the lamp­light slic­ing
    through the blinds and say: Once again
    I have sur­vived the night.  I did not raise
    my two hands to my face and whis­per:
    This is the mir­a­cle of my flesh.  I walked
    toward the cold water wait­ing to be released
    and turned the tap so I could lis­ten to it
    thrash through the rust­ed pipes.
    I cupped my palms and thought of noth­ing.

  • Accepting submissions for fall

    We invite sub­mis­sions of 500‑3000 words, fic­tion and non­fic­tion, for the fall issue of Blip Magazine. Submissions should be sent as MSWord files (doc or docx) attached to an e‑mail with a short bio. You may also include your text direct­ly in the e‑mail. Submissions close on or about Sept. 21, 2011. Please send your work to editors@blipmagazine.net. –more

  • James Whorton Jr. Feature

    We’re pleased to fea­ture an excerpt from James Whorton’s new nov­el Angela Sloan, just pub­lished by Free Press. Check the Features page above or go straight to “Leaving DC.”

  • Two sites you will want to visit

    Jacinda Russell’s Something Between Want and Desire
    Jacinda Russell’s & Nancy Douthey’s In Search of the Center

  • Frances Lefkowitz feature

    We are for­tu­nate to have a brace, OK, some short of a brace, a group, half dozen almost, of fine small sto­ries by Frances Lefkowitz, plus a con­ver­sa­tion between Frances and our own Meg Pokrass. Apprehend me with mouse to see it now.

  • Objection!

    I hate the blog­ging and any­thing remote­ly blog­gish and all of the crap networking–interesting, yes, for about two weeks after you’ve seen all the avail­able pho­tos of your now shock­ing­ly cor­pu­lent high school acquain­tances.  I’d like to see BLIP force­ful­ly posi­tion itself as a place that does­n’t ask to be “liked” or “friend­ed” or “tweet­ed” but read and engaged.  A place where work, in a now rad­i­cal –more

  • Damian Dressick

    Cleaning House

    Kristin vac­u­ums our apart­ment for the sixth time today. She takes her sweet time inscrib­ing elab­o­rate hiero­glyph­ics in the wheat-col­ored wall to wall. A word here, a phrase there. She is writ­ing, she tells me curt­ly, the sto­ry of our mar­riage.

  • Sarah Salway

    Separate Beds

    They slept in sin­gle beds. My sis­ter and I would sneak upstairs to lie on them when Granny was in the kitchen. We’d divide by gen­der. Laura would take Granny’s and I would take Granddad’s.

  • Jeff Landon Feature

    Today we have for you three sto­ries by Jeff Landon and a short inter­view with the author. Check the FEATURES page or go direct­ly to Algebra.

  • Tiff Holland

    A Pool in February

    From this angle it appears absolute­ly dead,” said Levon. He was look­ing at the legs, the cow stiff in the pool as if it were doing the dead man’s float. He walked around the body slow­ly. Steam still rose from it. It hadn’t been dead long.

    –more

  • Bonnie ZoBell

    The Pep

    Saul’s tra­di­tion in the 80s, going to the new Peppermint Lounge on 45th, turned rit­u­al once he met the wait­ress with the spark­ly cleav­age, her oral cav­i­ty the most las­civ­i­ous thing he’d ever made it with, which he did every chance he got on those Friday nights, behind the stage door, in the kitchen, the walk-in freez­er, and she was groov­ing on it too until one day he got stub­born and want­ed to –more

  • George Singleton Feature

    Added today a fea­ture sto­ry by George Singleton along with an inter­view con­duct­ed by Meg Pokrass and Jim Whorton. See FEATURES above or go direct­ly to Gripe Water.

  • Olufemi Terry Feature

    We’re delight­ed to fea­ture a new sto­ry by Olufemi Terry, whose short sto­ry “Stickfighting Days” won the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing. See our FEATURES page or go direct­ly to Dark Triad.

  • Call for Submissions

    Our next issue is sched­uled for July 2011.  This will be a spe­cial issue of fic­tion and non­fic­tion pieces 1000 words or less, edit­ed by fic­tion writer and essay­ist Jane Armstrong, James Whorton, Jr., Frederick Barthelme & friends. Submissions open May 1, 2011 and close June 15, 2011.  Send sub­mis­sions only between those dates to blip­magazine. The –more