Fiction

RETRO: In Praise of the Goddess ABRAXAS

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By M.J. Moore The noise on Kevin’s birthday night is music to everybody’s ears–almost: Dad’s in New York so he can’t be in the kitchen with us when after dinner on January 11th the Mom […]

Alfred Hayes
Features

RETRO: Once Upon a Time in Italy

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By M. J. Moore Disillusion. Confusion. Inexplicable grief. All three leitmotifs dominate All Thy Conquests by London-born Alfred Hayes, who became a naturalized American and whose poems, novels, and screenplays retain their power. Although now out […]

'Getting Off' by Jonathan Reiss
Fiction

Excerpt from ‘Getting Off’ by Jonathan Reiss

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In our second segment of The Magic Behind the Indie Press with Instar Books, author Jonathan Reiss discusses his heart-shattering first novel Getting Off. Instar Books founder Jeanne Thornton describes it as, “about a young aspiring actor who ends […]

Fiction

The Magic Behind the Indie Press: Instar Books

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In this two-part installment of The Magic Behind the Indie Press, we meet Jeanne Thornton, founder of Instar Books. Jeanne discusses the magic behind the ‘creative chaos of the industry,’ and introduces an excerpt of […]

Fiction

Honey

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Short Fiction By: Brittany DiGiacomo Jackie realized it had been a while since she looked Anna in the eyes. She’d been working, scouring the restaurant. Purposely sitting in direct view of the entrance, watching who […]

Art

A Glamour of Bones A Deadly Illusion

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Photo Tracy S Sydor www.tracysydor.com   Poem By Moxie Mc Murder The seduction begins early The curves of womanhood work against you The need for control grows Fighting against each beautiful bump Fleshy and weak […]

Fiction

SMALL PRESSES, NEW VOICES

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The Role of Indie Publishing and Our New Monthly Column   by Naomi Rosenblatt, Heliotrope Books “…indie presses aren’t just becoming the places where the best books are published; they’re already there.” —Nathan Scott McNamara, […]

Art

The Cure

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The Cure By John C. Adams After Brett Flint became a father to twin boys, his deformed frame struggled to keep up with his exhausting workload. The farm was going to wrack and ruin. His […]