Issue 59: Fall 2022 is Here!

 Dear Readers,

We are so excited to announce that Issue 59: Fall 2022 has arrived! Our issue begins with a critical essay by Rinaldo Walcott on decolonial hospitality and the work of Austin Clarke.

Next, you’ll find the fiction and poetry winners of this year’s prize—congratulations to all our winners and runners-up, and thank you to all who submitted!


Winner: “A Trip to the City” by Marianne Agnes
Runner-Up: “Like Triumph” by Damian Tarnopolsky  


Winner: “Backyard Fence” by Tea Gerbeza
Runner-Up: “before dispossession there was just soil” by Moni Brar

This issue’s fiction features “The Deal With Roger” by Alison Gadsby, “The Rock and the River” by Shome Dasgupta, and “The Reset” by Margaret Nowaczyk.

In poetry, read four poems from the Psychotic Notebooks by Khashayar Mohammadi and “Two photographs” by Ami Xherro.

This season’s essays are “The Oldest Language I Know” by Sarah O’Neal and “Dagger in the Dragon’s Eye” by Ellen Chang-Richardson.

In our interviews section, check out a conversation between Chelene Knight, The Generous Imaginary and Minelle Mahtani, as well as a hybrid essay/piece-in-conversation by Sheniz Janmohamed.

Finally, this issue’s reviews include a review of Samantha Jones’ Site Orientation by Andrew McEwan, an omnibus review of Metatron Press by Atsushi Ikeda, and a review of MLA Chernoff’s SQUELCH by Benjamin C. Dugdale

This issue also marks a few changes to our masthead. We are so excited to welcome Elena Bentley as our new proofreader, and Mieke de Vries as a new essays editor! We are also sad to share that this is Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch’s last issue with us. Eli Tareq has brought in so many insightful and poignant pieces as an essays editor, and we are so thankful to have had their wonderful presence on our team. We will miss Eli Tareq and we wish them all the best!

And with that, we are proud to present Issue 59. We hope you enjoy our latest!

All the best,

The Editors

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