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Summer road trips, books and cider

It's time to go listen to music in a field, watch an eclipse or seek out strange alcoholic beverages. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Eleven distinct openings for eleven incomplete short stories. From Five Dials 25. Read more

Prose

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Maria Chekhov

The fourth poem in a series dedicated to Maria Chekhov, sister of the famed writer and keeper of the archive. Read more

POETRY

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Illustration: Eric Uhlich

Where in the used bookstore would mysteries by Raymond Chandler be shelved - in Novels or in Fiction? Stephen Osborne remembers the summer pleasures of reading outdoors and used bookstores. Read more

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A nervous kid from Canada becomes the king of the basketball courts in Venice Beach. Read more

Dispatches

Third prize winner of the 1st Annual Short Long-Distance Writing Contest. Read more

Short Long-Distance Writing Contest

Second prize winner of the 3rd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

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I am the only woman in the water. The rest of the swimmers are men or boys. One of them bobs his head near me, a surprising vision in green goggles, like an undocumented sea creature. I imagine us having sex, briefly, him rocking over me like a wave. Read more

Essays

Insane, adieu. It's summer; there are letters every week. Soft petitions, loud refusals, the usual prayers and prophecies, weather reports, prose in several styles. Read more

Short Stories

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