Volume 6, Issue 2 is Here!

The issue is available as a PDF here.

The optional theme is A Defining Moment.

Contributors: Serena Agusto-Cox, Charles Joseph Albert, Madison Barlow, Gary Beck, Isaac Black, Robyn Blocker, Madelon Bolling, Nichole Brazelton, Charles Brice, Heather M. Browne, Ankita Chatterjee, Jennifer Christgau-Aquino, Joan Colby, Holly Day, Megan Duffy, Charlotte Edwards, Donna Emerson, Robert Fern, Mary Sophie Filicetti, Vanessa Frank, Robert Granader, Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, Ed Hack, David Hargreaves, Angela B. Harris, Alison Hicks, Michael Hogan, Margot Hughes, Mark Jackley, James Croal Jackson, Finn Janning, Marc Janssen, Christina Kapp, Hanna Komar, Kristin LaFollette, Paul Lamb, Naomi Lowinsky, Lisa L. Lynn, Shwetha Mahendran, Ivy Marie, Carolyn Martin, Barbara McHugh, Meg, Juliana Mei, Pete Mladinic, Marlene Molinoff, Daniel Edward Moore, David Morris, Mark Murphy, Martina Nicholson, Kevin Norwood, Caroline O’Connell, Ada Pelonia, Barry Peters, Maria S. Picone, Fabrice B. Poussin, Dana Robbins, Sam Rose, Christopher Ryan, Susan Chock Salgy, Carmelinda Scian, Ashley Scott, Kevin M. Scott, Juliette Sebock, Shruthi Shivkumar, Leela Srinivasan, Emma Staffaroni, John L. Stanizzi, Lisa Stice, Adriana Stimola, Ryan Thorpe, Phelan Tinsley, J.T. Townley, Mark Tulin, Cathy Ulrich, Emily Unwin, Doug Van Hooser, Richard Weaver, Angelica Whitehorne, Nancy Wick, Casey Woods, Orit Yeret, and Cyndie Zikmund.

Reviews: Dark Fathers and other poems by David Anthony Sam and (My Life and Other…) Famous Train Wrecks of Ohio Bill Abbott.

The Magnolia Review Ink Award: To Be Announced!

Kristin LaFollette

Kristin LaFollette is a writer, artist, and photographer and is the author of the chapbook, Body Parts (GFT Press, 2018). She is a professor at the University of Southern Indiana and serves as the Art Editor at Mud Season Review. You can visit her on Twitter at @k_lafollette03, on her personal website at kristinlafollette.com, or on her photography website at lsphoto1020.wordpress.com

Oak + Second series, Volume 6, Issue 2


Serena Agusto-Cox

Serena Agusto-Cox, Suffolk University alum, writes more vigorously than she did in her college poetry seminars. Her day job feeds the starving artist, and her poems can be read in Broadkill Review, Dime Show Review, Baseball Bard, Mothers Always Write, Bourgeon, Beginnings Magazine, LYNX, Muse Apprentice Guild, The Harrow, Poems Niederngasse, Avocet, Pedestal, and more. An essay also appears in H.L. Hix’s Made Priceless, three poems in the Love_Is_Love: An Anthology for LGBTQIA+ Teens (2019), and a Q&A in Midge Raymond’s Everyday Book Marketing. Serena also runs book review blog Savvy Verse & Wit and founded Poetic Book Tours.

Is this the worth of us?, Gun Safety, and Hide-and-Seek 2.0, Volume 6, Issue 2

Mary Sophie Filicetti

Mary Sophie Filicetti writes fiction in the myriad coffee shops around DC, and has discovered a love of flash fiction. Her first publication appeared in Everyday Fiction in January. She is also a contributing author to Building on Patterns Preschool Braille Curriculum.

Anniversary, Volume 6, Issue 2


Martina Nicholson

As a retired Ob-Gyn,  Dr. Martina Nicholson has been most interested in the interior landscapes of women. She has published six poetry books through Old Mountain Press. She is fascinated by cross-cultural issues and language, as well as growth and healing. 

Brain Waves, Fabergé Egg, Fossil Fish, and Moons of Jupiter, Rings of Saturn, Volume 6, Issue 2


Barry Peters

Barry Peters lives in Durham and teaches in Raleigh, NC. Print and online publications, some forthcoming, include The American Journal of Poetry, Best New Poets 2018, New Ohio Review, Poetry East, Rattle, and South Florida Poetry Journal.

Slice of Life, Crucifixion, Long Shot, and Road Trip, Volume 6, Issue 2


Juliana Mei

Juliana Mei is currently a sophomore in English Literature at Nanyang Technological University, whose interests include playing the violin and engaging in personal projects usually tied to photography and design. She participates actively in her institution’s creative writing competitions, otherwise reading and writing conscientiously as often as she can.

In the Sickroom, Again, A Prescription for Madness, Lessons for a Young Witch, A Much Better Mistake, Christmas with the Devil, and Growing Pains, Volume 6, Issue 2


Orit Yeret

Orit Yeret is a writer, artist, and teacher. Born and raised in Israel, she currently lives in the U.S. Her work recently appeared in The Voices Project, The Borfski Press, Ink Pantry, Drunk Monkeys, Crack the Spine, Blue Lake Review, Evening Street Review and Steam Ticket.

View more of her work at: www.orityeret.com

Head in the Clouds, Volume 6, Issue 2


Cathy Ulrich

Cathy Ulrich used to have a dog that terrorized children on the playground when she was young. Her parents said that dog went to a nice farm to live, but she’s not so sure. Her work has been published in various journals, including Craft, Cheat River Review, and Threadcount.

The Children, Waiting for Someone to Fall, Volume 6, Issue 2