Kristine Langley Mahler: Say No Nice

Neither boos nor yays can start nor stop this erasure/detonator from Kristine Langley Mahler [>>], “Say No Nice.”

This creative nonfiction essay originally appeared in SC 6.2, available in print and ebook formats. Read on!

Sarah Gawricki: v good dating tips

We were so blessed to encounter these, Sarah Gawricki’s flash v good dating tips, free nos. 1 and 3:

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These flashes originally appeared in SC 4.3. Check it out, download, and subscribe for more free tips (maybe).

PS. We’re holding a #flash #contest, check it out.

Ana Arredondo: Wild Silent Drums

After a dry season a wet one, after a cool season a hot — we have some seasons, mix-and-match, take your pick, ’round ‘yere. Our thanks to Ana Arredondo for sending us this big-contrast essay, which we nominated for a Pushcart this year, “Wild Silent Drums“:

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This CNF piece originally appeared in SC 5.2, ebook here; & subscribe if you’re peacocking, it’s a great way to read more fab stories & songs. Read on!

PS – We’re still open for submissions of writing & art for an issue to feature women & genderqueer (broadly construed) creators, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us!

Luke David Mechem: two woodcuts

Reader, we’re into awkward hands and ambiguous stares as much as the next magazine. Please enjoy these as much as we do, Luke David Mechem‘s Otter and Untitled No. 10:

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These woodcuts originally appeared in SC 4.2. Physical and digital. Subscriptions for those who love a mammal. It is indeed humid in here; read on.