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!

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


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


J. T. Townley

J. T. Townley has published in Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, The Threepenny Review, and other magazines and journals. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net award. Townley holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and an MPhil in English from Oxford University. To learn more, visit jttownley.com.

Balloon Letters, Volume 6 , Issue 2

Volume 6, Issue 1 is here!

The issue is available here as a PDF.

The optional theme is A Day That Changed Me.

Contributors: Stephen Barry, Susan P. Blevins, Heather M. Browne, JW Burns, R. J. Cardullo, Samantha Chasse, Ranjabali Chaudhuri, Susan Taylor Chehak, Jenny Coates, Mirana Comstock, Heather Cook, Margo Davis, Leslie Dianne, Kristin Kowalski Ferragut, MacGregor Frank, Tom Franken, Carolyn Geduld, Kathleen Gemmell, Brian Glaser, John Grey, Andrey Gritsman, Deborah Guzzi, Benjamin Harnett, Jack D. Harvey, Julia Hatch, Kevin Hogg, Zebulon Huset, Anthony Koranda, Lori Lipsky, Jeanne Lutz, Sean Lynch, Jennifer Makowsky, Delvon T. Mattingly, K. McGee, Bob McNeil, Rachel Medina, Cameron Morse, Louisa Muniz, Marianthi Papadim, Melanie Petrandis, Jenna Pini, John Raffetto, Robin Ray, Marguerite Maria Rivas, David Anthony Sam, Becca Saul, Joe Seale, John Sheirer, Adrian Slonaker, John L. Stanizzi, Wylie Strout, The Rotten Poets, Richard Weaver, Julie Weiss, Thomas Wells, and Bill Wolak.

Reviews: Kind Chemist Wife: Musings at 3 AM by Sarah Bigham, Slide to Unlock: Poems by Julie E. Bloemeke, Skeleton Parade by Mela Blust, a broken exit by Goirick Brahmachari, Escaped Housewife Tries Hard to Blend In by Karen Craigo, Emily as Sometimes the Forest Wants the Fire by Darren C. Demaree, Here, We Bury the Hearts by Dom Fonce, Boys by Daniel Edward Moore, Verses of Realness by Bob McNeil, Love_Is_Love: An Anthology for LGBTQIA+ Teens edited by Emma Eden Ramos, and Ghosts of You by Cathy Ulrich.

The Magnolia Review Ink Award: Becca Saul, “Lines of Me,” chosen by David Anthony Sam.

K. McGee

K. McGee grew up in California but has lived in Tokyo for twenty-five years. She serves as co-organizer of the Tokyo Writers Workshop and the Japan Writers Conference. She writes mainstream fiction, crime fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared recently in Bete Noire, The Font, Mystery Weekly, and The Dark City Crime and Mystery Magazine.  Her story “Dot Rat” was included in Otto Penzler’s The Best American Mystery Stories 2017. She is currently working on a novel.

Mango, Volume 6, Issue 1