Mme Kupka Among the Verticals

by Amber Sparks

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[Editor’s Note: Click on the triptych for a full view.]

Amber Sparks is the author of the short story collection May We Shed These Human Bodies, and co-author of the hybrid text The Desert Places, with Robert Kloss and Matt Kish. You can find her on Twitter at @ambernoelle most days.

What do you think of the challenge(s) of the triptych?

I think the main difficulty in creating a triptych is keeping the pieces connected without making them too explain-y. They should, I think, each have their own solid, standalone existence while simultaneously enhancing and creating mystery in the other pieces. To me that’s a big balancing act, but that’s why I love it — the challenge is exciting.


Congrats to Christopher Allen for having a work from HOUSEHOLD TOXINS being chosen to appear in BSF 2019 from Sonder Press.

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.

New titles available from Robert McBrearty and Tori Bond.


Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions is now OPEN. Check out our new category triptychs! The submission period closes December 15, 2019; submit here.


10/07 • Socorro Venegas
10/10 • Lilian McCarthy
10/14 • Marlin Jenkins
10/21 • Mary Grimm
10/28 • David Galef
11/04 • Douglas Milliken
11/11 • Janiru Liyanage
12/02 • Tara Campbell