The issue will be available January 2019.
The optional theme is Lost and Found. See the Submit tab for details on how to submit. We accept photography, art, comics, creative nonfiction, fiction, flash fiction, experimental work, and poetry.
For poetry, I would love to see more Blackout and Cross out poems. For examples, check out these books: Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon, A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel by Tom Phillips, The ms of m y kin by Janet Holmes, Bukowski Erasure Poetry Anthology: A Collection of Poems Based on the Writings of Charles Bukowski by Melanie Villines, A Little White Shadow by Mary Ruefle, Mornings Like This: Found Poems by Annie Dillard, Nets by Jen Bervin, and Of Lamb by Matthea Harvey. Please submit the original and the typed version. And for fiction, creative nonfiction, and art, photography, and comics, please interpret this theme how you will, or see if you can do something new and unique with this found poetry method.
The issue is available as a PDF: TMR Volume 4 Issue 2.
The optional theme is comics, be it drawn in sequential images or just plain funny.
Contributors: Gershon Ben-Avraham, Susan P. Blevins, Mela Blust, Charles W. Brice, Aria Callaham, Joan Colby, Holly Day, Darren C. Demaree, Adam Durso, Kelcey Parker Ervick, Sarah A. Etlinger, GTimothy Gordon, John Grey, Jack D. Harvey, Aloura Hattendorf, Henry Hitz, Diane Hoffman, A.J. Huffman, Phil Huffy, James Croal Jackson, Lonnie James, Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer, Matthew J. Kreglow, Claire Martin, Megan Miazgowicz, Jennifer Davis Michael, Paul Mills, TJ Neathery, Simon Perchik, Steven B. Rosenfeld, David Anthony Sam, William L. Spencer, David Spicer, Chuck Thompson, Dennis Trujillo, Bess Vanrenen, Maryfrances Wagner, Michael Whelan, Theresa Williams, and Kelsey Zimmerman.
Reviews: Hold Me Gorilla Monsoon by Colette Arrand, Auri by Auri, Internet Yearnings by Gary Beck, Mnemosyne’s Hand: Poems by Charles W. Brice, Her Secret Husband by Abbey Faith, The Future by From Ashes to New, Burn Site In Bloom by Jamie Houghton, Rookland by Jesse Minkert, Beach Dweller Manifesto by Leah Mueller, Ghost Matter by Jade Ramsey, Heavenly Whispers by Roger Sippl, Permanent Change of Station by Lisa Stice, and i’m fine: A Haiku Collection About Mental Illness by Jamie Winters.
Bess Vanrenen is a writer, editor, and mostly armchair traveler, she lives in Denver with her family. Vanrenen has an MA degree in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her personal essays are published in a variety of print and digital publications, including Role Reboot and The Manifest-Station. Vanrenen’s short story “Missed Connection” won a Stories on Stage contest and was performed live, and her short story “Unexpected Gifts” was published by The Sand Hill Review.
The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes, Volume 4, Issue 2
William L. Spencer has published fiction and non-fiction in the San Diego Reader and West Coast Review (Simon Fraser University). Short story “In the System” was published by Uprising Review in 2017 (pen name Carlos Dunning). A short story is scheduled for the Spring 2018 issue of Furtive Dalliance Literary Review and a piece of flash fiction is up on Soft Cartel. He is a winner of First Place for Fiction (twice) and First Place for Non-Fiction from the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild.
Schoolboy and That Which More Often Than Not is Left Unsaid, Volume 4, Issue 2
Steven B. Rosenfeld is a retired New York lawyer who has been writing for 40 years and began writing short fiction in 2015. His stories have been published in The City Key, Inigo Online, Jewish Fiction.net, Reflex Fiction, Good Works Review, and Flatbush Review. An earlier version of “Amy’s Story,” the piece published by Jewish Fiction.net in September 2017, received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Short Story America Prize contest.
Risky, Volume 4, Issue 2
Though the two places don’t often go hand in hand, TJ Neathery spent his childhood between Texas and Albania. He writes fiction and received his MFA from Oregon State University. Among his recent publications are stories in Front Porch Review and Amarillo Bay. He also writes a weekly Artist of the Week feature for oncoloradosprings.com. Currently, he writes in Colorado Springs, CO and works in nonprofit communications. Check out his website: www.tjneathery.com/author.
Ravi S. and the Tiger, Volume 4, Issue 2
Paul Mills has worked variously as an English teacher and newspaper subeditor in various countries including Spain, Lebanon, and China, but is currently based in the UK. His writing has appeared in The FT Magazine, The Lebanese Daily Star, and The Independent.
Slow fade, Volume 4, Issue 2