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Month: January 2011

Blown

by Stefanie Freele

On a dark afternoon of half-rain, Rampart planes old-growth redwood seeking the precise intersection between growth rings. This is how he holds the wood: he feeds it in flat and gets the hell out of the way. (more…)

The Definition Of Magic

by Jennifer Pieroni

We smoked from his father’s stash in the glove box of the truck, then showered, washing each other’s hair. The master bath had this antibacterial stone tile, and we sat in the rain for a long time.

Afterwards I stayed, drying my hair, using his mother’s moisturizers. (more…)

The Room

by Peter Grandbois

The lamp on the hallway armoire is unplugged, so the stairs leading up to the room are in darkness.  As a result, we can’t remember the last time we went there.  We don’t know why someone doesn’t simply plug in the light.  Why we don’t.  Perhaps it wouldn’t work.  Maybe the bulb is burnt out.  Maybe there’s no bulb at all. (more…)

News

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

Matter Press recently released titles from Meg Boscov, Abby Frucht, Robert McBrearty, Tori Bond, Kathy Fish, and Christopher Allen. Click here.

Matter Press is now offering private flash fiction workshops and critiques of flash fiction collections here.

Submissions

Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions are now OPEN. The reading period for standard submissions closes June 15, 2021. Topical Thursdays’ submissions are open year-round. Submit here.

Upcoming

10/22 • Ciarán Parkes
10/24 • Jeff Ronan
10/25 • Jamie Etheridge
10/28 • Sheldon Siporin
10/30 • John Van Dreal
11/01 • Lucinda Kempe
11/02 • Carol Taylor
11/04 • Elizabeth Spragins
11/08 • Michelle Ross
11/09 • Myron Kukla
11/11 • Nanar Khamo
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