• Shameless Plug

    Click the link for a first look at Jurgen Fauth’s Kino, a star­tling nov­el com­ing next year from Atticus Books.

  • Meg Pokrass

    I Asked The Lord To Giveth Me A OneTouch

    When I stepped bare­foot on the bee I was aller­gic to bees. The Jesus-man stead­ied me with an even gaze. My attrac­tion to the Jesus-man may have had some­thing to do with feel­ing like a fraud, which I’d been feel­ing for too long. 

  • 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, –more

  • 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. –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 –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.

    I –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 –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 –more

  • Frances Lefkowitz

    Buckling, Gasping, and Dead

    The trick to falling is to do it in the up direc­tion, betray­ing grav­i­ty but fol­low­ing the wind. Try it six times, in a hur­ry, as if you were pour­ing cof­fee from the unsta­ble top step of a lad­der, the musky smell of clove and skunk ris­ing back toward –more

  • Chloe Poizat Feature

    We are delight­ed to present a devel­op­ing fea­ture show­ing the work of French artist and illus­tra­tor Chloe Poizat. We’re begin­ning with just a few images, but hope to have more in the near future.  Click on the FEATURES link above or go direct­ly to –more

  • An Important Note from Meg Pokrass

    I can’t sleep because it is not nec­es­sary, a bath won’t help, I have a bath but it is not one I will use and last week he did not have any prob­lems and also the sound of the ocean pleas­es me; can’t sleep because under is a sub-con­ti­nent, a cap­tain –more