Volume 23 Issue 9

  • 'My Fame'

    A young woman remembers the glory days when she was semi-famous in Milwaukee, before the haters took her down.

  • 'Your Character'

    Forty different ways writers torture their characters.

  • 'The Grave Bench'

    A writer struggles to get a hold of the story of his grandmother-in-law's Christmas wish, for a bench that will sit by her tombstone.

  • 'Derek Jeter,' a Story by Thessaly La Force

    Two young women in the fashion industry try to keep their heads above water, whether it's by dating rich guys or stealing clothes from the magazine where they work.

  • A Story from Roxane Gay's Upcoming Collection, 'Difficult Women'

    A girl goes with her father to see his mistress regularly. When her father dies, she pays the mistress one last visit and learns something surprising.

  • 'A Paraguayan Getaway,' a Short Story by Christine Smallwood

    A woman in Buenos Aires starts sleeping with an effete American. Together they get away to Paraguay, where the man's naïveté and weakness is laid bare.