Tromping through a field of clover, you spot it: four leaves. It’s your lucky day. This month, we look at luck–where it does and does not come from, how it does and does not affect us. Stumble upon the good fortune of good writing and art with us.
Here’s a teaser:
‘First Photos’ by Magnolia Rush
“What surprises me is that her images are more emotive, more interesting than the ones we take.”
‘Elimidate’ by Caroline Weaver
“For a while I painted men simply as horses, but now I paint racehorses. They’re very celebratory.”
‘Feathers Found and Collected’ by Mark Gunderson
“My wife and I were on the San Juan islands when I came across a beach covered in driftwood, and I knew what I had to do.”
‘Finely Distinguished Writing’ by Thomas Cairns
“The books are a fantastic web of complex language, defined by rhythm, cadence and peculiar obscurity that form a complete narrative world.”
‘That Feeling’ by April Chye
“the frame of a soul with fractures that / Might have stitched up at / another train stop.”
‘Seek, Find, Keep’ by Sheena Devota
“In the midst of talking about his cat, I realize that this is the most spectacular moment of my life.”
‘Milk Trees’ by Patrick O. Strickland
“He turns to start up the driveway and a carton of milk tumbles down, bursts on the concrete, splatters against the side of the car.”
This month’s fantasticly dark calendar wallpaper is from our nonfiction editor Linnea McNally.
See more of here work here.
A big thanks to Joel Bentley and Linnea McNally for their illustrations this month, and special thanks to Jim for once again designing the cover and border illustrations, this time in the midst of planning and prepping for a wedding.
And a GIGANTIC congratulations to Jim and Veronica: We wish you all the best in your new married lives!
Accepting Contribution Pitches: We have a few spots left in our November issue – Technology. And we are also now accepting pitches for our December/January Double issue: The Great Outdoors.
November – Technology
December/January – The Great Outdoors
February – Hearsay
March – Coasts
- the Editors