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We are Fatal Flaw, an international online magazine publishing unexpected, topical writing and visual art that considers the world through a cracked lens. What can you expect to find here? Work that reveals the fatal flaw and the beauty inherent within it.

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A Review of Kelly Gray’s THE MATING CALLS OF A SPECTER

Kelly Gray’s newest chapbook, THE MATING CALLS OF A SPECTER, is a haunting exorcism that explores in stark, incisive language the profound ways in which sexual trauma imprints itself on the body and changes that body’s very composition.

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A Review of Evelyn Berry’s GRIEF SLUT

Evelyn Berry’s debut poetry collection, GRIEF SLUT, is a vibrant, punchy, pop-laden triumph that explores the poet’s life as a trans woman growing up in the American south. The poems inside are a mix of sweet and tart, grease and glitter, bursting with life like overripe fruit, their juices pooling on the page in all their glorious stickiness so that you come away with their pulpy guts on your fingertips. 

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Artists on Artists: the Flash Fiction Writers of Vol. 10

We asked the flash fiction writers from our Witness issue what questions they would want to ask their fellow Volume 10 contributors. A few then answered those questions, delving into their craft, their inspirations, and their approach to creating. Read on to learn more about Gabriela V. Everett, Allie Scully, Bridge Lower, Mike Barthel, Aasiya F. Mirza Glover, and Ellie Laabs.

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Artists on Artists: the Fiction and Nonfiction Writers of Vol. 10

We asked the fiction and nonfiction writers from our Witness issue what questions they would want to ask their fellow Volume 10 contributors. A few then answered those questions, delving into their craft, their inspirations, and their approach to creating. Read on to learn more about William Hayward, Ross Hargreaves, Molly Seale, Heather Pegas, and Angela Townsend.

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Artists on Artists: the Visual Artists of Vol 10

We asked the visual artists from our Witness issue what questions they would want to ask their fellow Volume 10 contributors. A few then answered those questions, delving into their craft, their inspirations, and their approach to creating. Read on to learn more about Elyse Harrison, Robb Kunz, Katia She, Marie Recalde, Richard Metz, and Nitasha Chunylall (aka Thash C).

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An Interview with Volume 10 Cover Artist Alex Dimond

Volume 10: WITNESS cover artist Alex Dimond spoke with Visual Art Editor Mollye Miller Shehadeh all about his illustrations, from where he draws inspiration for his brilliant images to what kind of work he aspires to create in the future. Check out Alex's work, and the work of all our brilliant Vol. 10 visual artists, in our most recent issue.

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Announcing our 2023 flash fiction contest winners!

1st Place: “The Human Baby Sleeps Slumped Sideways in a Stroller Like a Doll” by Jessica Lilien

2nd Place: “The Adventures of Octopus Girl” by Sasha Wolff 

See what our guest judge had to say about the winning stories and stay tuned for exclusive content with our winners (coming soon).

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SUPPORT THE FATAL FLAW COMMUNITY

Fatal Flaw is officially a 501(c)3 nonprofit literary organization!

We rely on the support of readers and advocates like you to help our inclusive, oddball community grow and thrive. Please consider donating a one-time or recurring gift to help us continue to support our artists and their work. All donations are tax deductible!

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