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Creative Spaces: The Fiction Authors of Vol. 11

We asked the fiction writers from our Paradox issue questions about the creative spaces that make their writing possible. A few then answered those questions, delving into their ideal writing conditions, creative rituals, and inspiring musical and literary works. Read on to learn more about Robert Frankel, Katharine Tyndall, Jeremy Broyles, and Zachary A. Bakht. Make sure to check out their work in Volume 11: PARADOX!

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An Interview With Volume 11 Cover Artist Jefferson Liu

We sat down with Jefferson Liu, the artist behind the cover of our most recent issue, to talk about memory as inspiration, the craft of portrait photography, and the connection between artist and subject. You can explore Liu’s full series "Meaning Less" in Vol 11: PARADOX, available now!

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A Soundtrack to Volume 11: PARADOX

We asked the writers and artists from our Paradox issue what song best represents their work. Our contributors responded to this question with thoughtful creativity. For some, the song is a reflection of the work itself, the creative process, or thematic parallels. For others, the song is a connection to an inspirational musical artist, or perhaps an emotion captured in both works. We’ve created a Spotify playlist made up of these songs: our Soundtrack to Volume 11.

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A Review of Arlene Naganawa’s I WEAVE A NEST OF FOIL

In Arlene Naganawa’s otherworldly new poetry collection, I WEAVE A NEST OF FOIL, we enter the liminal where the mundane and commonplace are transformed into the ethereal. Here, the familiar becomes peculiar and the present becomes unstable.

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An Interview with Author James Gianetti

We sat down with James Gianetti, author of Calvin Klein (ELJ Editions, 2024) and Fatal Flaw contributor, to discuss his new novelette, the craft of writing an unconventional narrative, and his portrayal of vulnerability in a long-term friendship.

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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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