Current Issue

This 2022 volume is our tenth issue. It is no coincidence, then, that it echoes the durability and usefulness of aluminum and tin, the traditional tenth-anniversary gifts. This volume, launched with a large-format print issue, quite literally reflects and shines and is our gift—from the staff and the contributors—to literary culture.

The design for 2022 emerges from a year of recognizing the complexities of choice, drawing boundaries, and acknowledging multidimensional anxieties of being between a rock and a hard place. The visual language draws on the mining of minerals—Arsenopyrite, Aluminum, Platinum, Tin, Tennantite, Titanium, Silver, Volcanic Rock. This volume surveys concepts of shared corners and shelters, of physical and metaphorical places and spaces where individuals, pods, and communities take refuge.

The online issues in the 2022 volume pick up elements of the print issue’s design, and the entire website is updated to reflect this and shape the reading experience.

PLAGUE YEAR
Wendy Taylor Carlisle
TENDRILS
Kai Coggin
THE RULE OF THE TABLE
Kylie Gellatly
HOPE IN, CLIVE
Hilary King
HOW TO MEDITATE
Jenny Qi
A NIGHT OF A MERGER
Bibinur Salykova
I FIND THIS IN MY MOTHER’S EFFECTS
Donna Spruijt-Metz

PLAGUE YEAR by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
TENDRILS by Kai Coggin
THE RULE OF THE TABLE by Kylie Gellatly
HOP IN, CLIVE by Hilary King
HOW TO MEDITATE by Jenny Qi
NIGHT OF A MERGER by Bibinur Salykova
I FIND THIS IN MY MOTHERS EFFECTS by Donna Spruijt-Metz