Contributors -

Click on the contributors' names to read their pieces. Some are excerpted, some are available in full.

Joshua Cohen - "The Gymnics"

Joshua Cohen is the author of several books, including the short story collection Four New Messages and Book of Numbers, a novel. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Forward, The Believer, the New York Observer, the London Review of Books, n+1, and elsewhere. He is a New Books Critic for Harper's.

"The Gymnics" is a new short story.

Kate Christensen - "Failure is Subversive" - An Interview

Kate Christensen is the author of six novels, including “The Epicure’s Lament,” the PEN/Faulkner award-winning “The Great Man,” and “The Astral.” She is, in her own words, "a cook of the improvisational, what’s-in-the-cupboard school, which is also, possibly not coincidentally, my strategy with writing." Kate attended both Reed College and the Iowa Writer's workshop.


Adam Wilson - "The Parentheses" (Excerpt)

Adam Wilson is the author of the collection of short stories, What’s Important Is Feeling, and the novel, Flatscreen. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in such publications as: The Paris Review, the New York Times, Bookforum, The New Republic, Vice, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories. A recipient of The Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize, and a National Jewish Book Award finalist, he was recently named to Brooklyn Magazine’s list of 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn.

"The Parentheses" is the first excerpt from Adam Wilson's novel-in-progress.



Adrienne Raphel - "All-of-a-Kind Déjà vu"

Adrienne Raphel was raised in southern New Jersey and northern Vermont. She studied at Princeton and received an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; currently, she is a PhD candidate in English at Harvard. She writes for the New Yorker online, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lana Turner, Prelude, and Boston Review, among other publications.

"All-of-a-Kind Déjà vu" is an essay about Sydney Taylor's children's books, and the way children's books come to feel like memories.




John Vercher, the SNHU MFA Student Contest Winner - "Homewood"

John Vercher is the winner of the Assignment Writing Contest, open to students at Southern New Hampshire University’s Low-Residency MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction.