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Atticus Review’s Picks

Poetry:
How to Hula Hoop,” by Anya Silver
Refugees”, by John Guzlowski

Nonfiction:
This is a Test: A Personal Essay in Six Dissociative Acts,” by Lisa Lanser Rose
Almost,” by Colleen O’Connor

Fiction:
“Mechanical Martyr, or: in Gay Scenes of Dissipation we Meet the Artificial Mind and Face,” by Rachel Levy
“Lake Mary Jane,” by Jeff Ewing

 

Cleaver Magazine’s Picks

Poetry:
Letter to a Poet,” by Jeanne Murray Walker
Clearing,” by Mud Howard
Aloha,” by Sean Flood
Cartography,” by Emily Paige Wilson

Nonfiction:
Hanginaround,” by Dan Morey

Fiction:
Housekeeping in Seven Cigarettes,” by Rachel Oestreich

 

Little Fiction’s Picks

Fiction:
Holograms,” by Robert James Russell
Frites,” by Brandon Taylor
The Birdhunter,” by Sarah Boudreau

Nonfiction:
Westward, Unguided,” by Catalina Ouyang
A Saline Solution,” by Lyndsay Hall
Running from the Pumpkin King,” by Tabitha Blankenbiller

 

Carve Magazine’s Picks

Poetry:
“Dear Ozone Layer,” by Marianne Chan
“I Admit the Baby Reminds Me,” by Dahlia Seroussi

Nonfiction:
“The Rug Doctor,” by Elizabeth Kaye Cook

Fiction:
Measures of Time,” by Andrea Eberly
The Feast,” by KC Mead-Brewer
Bliss,” by Rachel Blakley Ball

 

New World Writing’s Picks

Fiction:
This is When the Sun Spreads Cherry Bloody Spots,” by Avital Gad-Cykman
Castling,” by Tiff Holland
Four New Stories,” by Lydia Copeland Gwyn
The Once Mighty Fergusons,” by Kathy Fish
I Have Almost Forgotten the Taste of Fruit Loops,” by Girija Tropp
Jeanne d’Arc,” by Lucinda Kempe

 

Citron Review’s Picks

Poetry:
9/32,” by Danielle Hale
The Shuttered House,” by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Nonfiction:
An Elegy for a Cat,” by Charles Kaufmann
Cordoba, Argentina,” by Lillian Kwok

Fiction:
It Would Not Have Our Bones,” by Kathryn McMahon

 

Sundog Lit’s Picks

Poetry:
Seaside,” by Amee Nassrene Broumand
holy/war,” by McKenzie Chinn

Nonfiction:
Passyunk spur,” by Ryan Eckes
When Planes Flew By Low,” by Amanda Zivkovic

Fiction:
The Girls at Kailulani Resort,” by Lori Sambol Brody
Moi, Je Suis la Porte,” by A.E. Weisgerber

 

The Museum of Americana’s Picks

Poetry:
I’ve never been good at directions or stars,” by Marlin M. Jenkins
Ferry Boat Line, Bolivar,” by Lorena Parker Matejowsky
Eureka Road,” by Ellen Stone

Nonfiction:
An American Shopping Cart,” by Jennifer Fliss

Fiction:
Two Flash Fictions,” by Christopher Merkner

 

jmww’s Picks

Poetry:
Norway, Summer 2011,” by W. Luther Jett
Vernice Bianca,” by Ben Gunsberg

Fiction:
Word Search,” by Michele Finn Johnson
Known Facts About God,” by Temim Fruchter
Leave Her Wild,” by Shannon L. Bowring
The Caretaker,” by Nathan Leslie