Recommended Reading

RECENT SUCCESSES BY OUR CONTRIBUTORS!

Hey, if we know about it, we’ll shout about it. 

FICTION

“Worser” by Travis Dahlke, Occulum.

“Remnants” by Christopher M. Drew, TSS Publishing.

“Crime and Punishment” by Anita Goveas, Formercactus.

“Swaddled” and “The Mishra Chin” by Anita Goveas, Five:2:One Magazine.

“What Actually Gets You is the Rising Heat” by Anita Goveas, Spelk.

“Fire Season” by Jad Josey, Little Fiction.

“Only Sky Above and Below” by Jad Josey, Hypertrophic Press.

“Evolution” by Kathryn McMahon, Third Point Press.

“Negative Space” by Kathryn McMahon, Pidgeonholes.

“She Paints it Pyrotechnic Yellow These Days” by Kathryn McMahon, Cheap Pop.

“Those Peculiar Galaxies” by Jeremy John Parker, Hypertrophic Press.

“The Animals” by Sutton Strother, Hypnopomp.

“Dive-Bombing Tourists” by Jennifer Todhunter, (mac)ro(mic).

“The Menstrual Cycle of a Grieving Woman” by Jennifer Todhunter, Cleaver.

“Every Time, You Fall in Love” by Cathy Ulrich, Hypnopomp.

“A Nearly Beautiful Thing” by Cathy Ulrich, Okay Donkey.

“The Difference Between Alligators and Crocodiles” by Cathy Ulrich, New Flash Fiction Review.

“No Business Being Spectacular” by Tara Isabel Zambrano, New Flash Fiction Review.

“Nine Openings” by Tara Isabel Zambrano, Squalorly.

CREATIVE NONFICTION

“Two Women Meeting” by Sutton Strother, Jellyfish Review.

POETRY

“Eryx and Hypatius” by Ray Ball, Okay Donkey.

“Limnology” by Ray Ball, Sheila-Na-Gig.

“See It With Our Own Eyes” by Ray Ball, 8 Poems.

“Sonnet to a Fallen Tree,” “Night Drive,” & “Ocean Study, Ogunquit, ME” by Timothy Duffy, Rabid Oak.

“Of Magic & Moses” by Kate Finegan, Pithead Chapel.

“Dark Came Early” & “The Game”  by Betsy Housten, Rabid Oak.

“Shot for Shot” by Betsy Housten, Lunch Review.

“Spectacular Failures & Other Gifts” by Betsy Housten, Ghost City Press.

“Why Black & Brown Boys Don’t Smile,” ” A Portrait of Michael Brown That Wasn’t Michael Brown,” & “Urban Boys & The Blues” by Shirley Jones-Luke, Porridge Magazine.

“She Carries the Culture on Her Back,” “Response to the Ode to the Happy Negro Hugging the Flag,” “Category D,” “Absence of Civility,” and “We’ve Been Taught that Silence Would Save Us, But It Won’t” by Shirley Jones-Luke, Rigorous.

“In a Bombed City a Woman Says Daughter For the First Time,” “Eve,” and “At Night a Bird Perched on My Window” by Sneha Subramanian Kanta, God is in the TV.

“Annotated Bibliography” by Allie Marini, Collective Unrest.

“Relapse” by Alina Stefanescu, Boston Accent Lit.

“Your Skin is Tough & Yours” by Caitlin Wolper, Ghost City Press.

ESSAY

“To Trope or Not to Trope” by Chloe N. Clark, Ploughshares Blog.

“Manifesto” by Chloe N. Clark, Cotton Xenomorph.

“How Mitski Became the Cowboy” by Caitlin Wolper, Rolling Stone Magazine.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

“Perseids” by Madeline Anthes won runner-up in Midwestern Gothic‘s Summer Fiction Series.

“Cephalofoil” by Chloe N. Clark was nominated for the 2018 Best of the Netanthology by Cease, Cows.

“Superficial” by Hannah Cohen was nominated for the 2018 Best of the Netanthology by Cease, Cows.

“Lets Sing All the Swear Words We Know” by Anita Goveas was nominated for the 2018 Best Microfiction anthology by Lost Balloon.

“But it is Dark” by Jennifer Fliss was nominated for the 2018 Best of the Netanthology by JMWW.

“No Loss of Life” by Jennifer Fliss was runner-up in Memoir Magazine‘s #GunsAndPeople Essay Contest.

“Some Sort of Apology” by Jennifer Fliss was nominated for the 2018 Best of the Netanthology by Star 82 Review.

“Vanished” by Allie Marini was a winner of Sweet Literary Confection‘s inaugural poetry competition.

“Tigers” by Kathryn McMahon was nominated for the 2018 Best Microfiction  anthology by Lost Balloon.

“Twelve Things Only the Mosquitos Know” by Kathryn McMahon was nominated for the 2018 Best of the Net anthology by Cease, Cows.

(This list is by no means exhaustive & if you’re a previous contributor and would like your work added, please contact us at longleafreview@gmail.com.)

Original photo of man with burning paper by Elijah O’Donell.

About the author

The Editors

Stephanie Lachapelle, Kristin Trujillo, and Tara Linn-Pickens have recently given up witchcraft for the fine art of knitting. They also like literature, sort of.