Issue 26

2020 Summer Contest

Charles Humes Jr Miami Arena
Miami Arena by Charles E Humes, Jr.

Editorial

Dark Summer
by Natalie Satakovski


Poetry

Winner

[START AT THE BEGINNING]
by Zebulon Huset

Finalists

I’ve Been Waiting for Hate to Die
by Ellen June Wright

I Attend a Pool Party at Some Guy’s L.A. Mansion
by Alaina Bainbridge


Creative Nonfiction

Winner

And the Men Like Gods
by Natalie Beisner

Finalists

Bayou Oysters, Bayou Oil
by Albert Leftwich

Waiting
by Patrick Pawlowski


Fiction

Winner

Sex-O-Rama, 1993
by Jenny Robertson

Finalists

Wonga Beach
by Katie O’Donnell

A Lamentation of Swans
by Marlene Olin


Interviews

On Mentorship, Subverting Form, and dark / / thing: A Conversation with Ashley M. Jones
by Brianne Griffith

Dawn Davies on the Fourth Genre, Writing Humor, and her Personal Essay Wishlist
by Kristin Gallagher


Art

Miami Arena, A Homeless Supper, Black Cow Disease, Ode to Gerald the Resurrection of Fish & There has Always Been a Knee on our Backs
by Charles E Humes, Jr.

Rose Sun
by Rachel Cloud Adams

Living on the Edge
by Lawrence Bridges

Head Should
by Kim Rae Taylor

Sixteen
by Turner Hilliker

The War Within
by Olga Brindar

The Rope of Realities
by Mane Hovhannisyan


Staff

Faculty Advisor
Denise Duhamel

Managing Editor
Natalie Satakovski

Assistant Managing Editor
Kristin Gallagher

Poetry Judge
Ashley M. Jones

Creative Nonfiction Judge
Dawn Davies

Fiction Judge
Alex Segura

Readers
Brittany Owens, Jaden Gongaware, Susan Falco, Yael Aldana, Jordan Hill, Michael Garcia, Camila Saavedra, Michael Sheriff, Von Wise, Madison Whatley, Lissa Batista, Nicole Mestre & Halsey Hyer.


Cover artist

Charles E. Humes, Jr. has been a professional fine artist for over forty years. He’s a recipient of multiple grants and fellowships, including the State of Florida’s Individual Artist Grant in painting, and a Smithsonian Southern Arts Federation Print-making Fellow. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in major galleries and universities, and have received numerous awards and honors throughout the USA.