ISSUE 3.2 Winter-Spring 2018
"My dog died."
A Larry-Brown Inspired Issue
Many thanks and much love to Rabble Lit and Steven Lambert for letting us reprint a revised version of "Finding Larry Brown." Check out the original and more great stuff from Rabble Lit.
Steve Lambert was born in Louisiana and grew up in Central Florida. His writing has appeared in Broad River Review, Emrys Journal. Tipton Poetry Journal, Madcap Review, Sky Island Journal, Into The Void, Spry Literary Journal, The Gambler, Deep South Magazine, Cortland Review, and many other places. He is the recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations, one Best of the Net nomination, and was a Rash Fiction Award finalist. He won third-place in Glimmer Train Stories’ Very Short Fiction Award, and is a five-time finalist in other Glimmer Train contests. He is the author of the poetry collection Heat Seekers (2017, Cherry Grove Collections). He lives in Northeast Florida, with his wife and daughter, where he works in a library and teaches part-time at the University of North Florida.
C.W. Accetta lives with her family in New York. Her writing has appeared in Gravel, Writer's Digest, and at SmithMag.net. She is a founding member of the Rivertown Writers Collective and is currently at work on a novel.
Jeremy Perry is an American writer from southern Indiana. He studied at Indiana University Southeast and graduated from Penn Foster Career School with a diploma in freelance writing. He is the author of the short story collections Hard Luck and Under the Willow Tree and the books Moonshiner’s Justice and Brothers of the Mountain: Heart of the Frontier. @JeremyJPerry
Lee Anderson has written for The New Times – Miami and Ocean Drive Magazine. He has published short stories in a multitude of small press magazines, including Fiction International. After moving to New York in 2000, Lee became involved in playwriting. His first play, Supper’s Ready, was staged at The HERE Arts Center in SoHo. His second play, Dark Lords of the Trailer Park, premiered at The Manhattan Theatre Resource in the West Village.
Scott Ray is from north Mississippi but currently lives in Denton, Texas where he is a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas. He has work in Hobart, Jellyfish Review, and WhiskeyPaper. @tscottray
Benjamin Drevlow was the winner of the 2006 Many Voices Project and the author of a collection of short stories, Bend With the Knees and Other Love Advice From My Father (New Rivers Press, 2008). His fiction has also appeared in The Blue Earth Review and Passages North. He is editor-in-chief at BULL: Men’s Fiction, teaches writing at Georgia Southern University, and lives both in Georgia and online at www.thedrevlow-olsonshow.com
Carol Dunbar has been published or is forthcoming in Midwestern Gothic, The Midwest Review, Literary Mama, The Great Lakes Review, The Talking Stick, and others, including the anthology, The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home, by Holy Cow! press. Her essays about living off the grid air on Wisconsin Public Radio, and her novel, The Net Beneath Us, was a finalist for The Dana Award. She is the vegetarian mother of two carnivores living in the woods of northern Wisconsin. www.caroldunbar.com
A.F. Knott's second novel, Ramonst, concerning the fate of a teenage serial killer in the mountains of East Tennessee, was published by Hekate in 2016. He ekes out a living any way he can, avoiding day jobs if at all possible. Recent publication in Shotgun Honey, Yellow Mama and Crime Poetry Weekly. Websites include www.afknott.com, www.hekatepublishing.com and www.afknottcollage.com.
German-born Chila Woychik has recent bylines in journals such as Cimarron, Portland Review, and Silk Road. She was awarded the 2017 Loren Eiseley Creative Nonfiction Award & the 2016 Linda Julian Creative Nonfiction Award. When not herding sheep and collecting green chicken eggs, she edits at Eastern Iowa Review. www.chilawoychik.com
Yasser El-Sayed has recently published fiction in Natural Bridge, The New Orphic Review, The Marlboro Review, Red Truck Review, Red Dirt Forum and elsewhere. His short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories. Yasser’s prose focuses upon the intersections of Arab and American experience both in the Middle East and the United States. His short story collection, The Alexandria You Are Losing and Other Stories was a finalist for the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. Yasser is a physician and professor at Stanford University where he specializes in high-risk obstetrics. He lives and writes in Northern California.
Julia Nunnally Duncan is an award-winning poet, novelist, short story writer and essay writer who has authored nine books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Her works often reflect upon people and events from the past, and she draws inspiration from her Western North Carolina upbringing. She holds an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College and lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.
Sheldon Lee Compton is from Eastern Kentucky. He is the author of four books – the short story collections The Same Terrible Storm (Foxhead Books, 2012) Where Alligators Sleep (Foxhead Books, 2014) the novel Brown Bottle (Bottom Dog Press, 2016) and A True Story: A Novella (Shivelight Books, 2017). His fiction and poetry has been published in more than 150 journals both online and in print including Unbroken Journal, Gravel, Nailed Magazine, Wigleaf, Five:2:One Magazine, Vending Machine Press, Bartleby Snopes, Atticus Review, New World Writing, Pank, Monkeybicycle, Dogzplot, Fair Folk, decomP, Gone Lawn, Spelk, WhiskeyPaper, Great Jones Street, and elsewhere. @bentcountry
Adam Van Winkle was born and raised in Texoma on both sides of the Oklahoma-Texas border and currently resides with his wife and two dogs on a rural route in Southern Illinois. His writing has appeared in places like Bull Men’s Fiction, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Cheap Pop!, Red Dirt Forum, Crack the Spine, Vignette Review, Steel Toe Review, Dirty Chai, Monkeybicycle, and Pithead Chapel. His debut novel, Abraham Anyhow, was published by Red Dirt Press in March 2017 and selected by The Southern Literary Review as the June 2017 Read of the Month. An excerpt of the novel has also received a Pushcart Nomination. As of 2018 he is fiction book editor at Orson's Publishing. Van Winkle is named for the oldest Cartwright son on Bonanza. @gritvanwinkle www.adamvanwinkle.com
Constance Beitzel is former lead editor and writer for The Buzz Magazine, a weekly culture rag in Champaign, IL. Currently she is a PhD candidate studying American Literature and Women's Studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.