Issue 63: Fall 2023 Is Here!

Dear Readers,

Happy December! Issue 63: Fall 2023 is here, featuring the winners and runners-up of the third annual Austin Clarke Prize in Literary Excellence!

This issue begins with an essay by Cornel Bogle on the value and practice of listening. 

Next, check out 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: “Bedtime Routine” by Zoe Charlotte Greenberg
Runner-Up: “A Moment for Indra Singh" by Trent Lewin


Winner: “Praise Us, For We Are Dead" by Fareh Malik
Runner-Up: “inheritance" by Nikki Ummel

This issue’s fiction features “Stop Gap Rhapsody" by Kyna Eris, "Blood and Water" by Azure Arther, and "Family Vacation" by Jeff Dupuis.

In poetry, read two poems by John Wall Barger, "SPUYTEN DUVIL" and "BING CHILLING" by Michael Chang, "crying in zoom school III" by Annie MacKillican, four poems by Jo Ianni, "Strigoi and Lămurire" by Adriana Onită, "Piano Lessons" by Jack Saebyok Jung, and "on my shoulders" by Evelyna Ekoko-Kay.

This season’s essays are "Heartwood" by Kaye Miller and "Wobble | Fall | Impact" by Joylyn Chai.

In our interviews section, read an interview of Claudia Dey by Maria Isabel Martinez, an interview of Sam Sax by Ricky Varghese, an interview of Casey Plett by Alexia Bréard-Anderson, and a conversation between Sofia Mostaghimi and Sarah Feldbloom.

Last but not least, this issue’s reviews include a review of Nasser Hussain's Love Language by Miles Forrester, a review of Valérie Bah's The Rage Letters by Sallie Fullerston, a review of Olga Ravn's My Work by Lee Suksi, a review of T. Liem's Slows: Twice by J Shea Carter, and a review of Joshua Chris Bouchard's Burn Diary by Aishwarya Singh.

And with that, we are proud to present Issue 63. We hope you enjoy our latest!

All the best,
The Editors

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