Issue 5 Launch Party Time! 2

Now that we very happily have copies of our latest issue in hand, it’s time for one of our favorite parts of putting out a new issue–the party! St. Mark’s Bookshop has been kind enough to host us for a wonderful night of readings from our authors (listed below), merriment, and libations. The event will take place Tuesday, April 21st at 7PM and we would love to see you there. If you can’t make it, the issue will also be available for purchase at select bookstores as well as our online store soon.

Event details:
Tuesday, April 21st at 7PM
St. Mark’s Bookshop
136 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
Nearest subways: 4, 6, B, D, F, M, J, Z

Issue 5 features an interview with award-winning poet Erika Meitner and the art work of Dan-ah Kim and Avery McCarthy. The issue also contains short fiction from Rob Hill, Devin Kelly, Robert McKean, and Woodlief Thomas as well as poetry from Laura Donney, Britt Gambino, Liv Lansdale, Rose Laurano, Adam Phillips, Juan Eugenio Ramirez, and Aleksander Zywicki.


BRITT GAMBINO has published poetry in anderbo, decomP, The Boiler, SpringGun Press, and the blog at Visual AIDS, among others. She is also a contributing writer at The Sexy Feminist and previously served as the associate poetry editor at The Doctor T.J. Eckleberg Review. Britt works and teaches at Gotham Writers Workshop, and earned her MFA in Poetry from The New School. She lives in Washington Heights, one of the most northern enclaves of Manhattan, where she is continually redecorating. You can find her at

ROB HILL is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint. He lives in New York City.

DEVIN KELLY is an MFA student at Sarah Lawrence College, where he serves as the nonfiction editor of LUMINA. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, Armchair/Shotgun, Post Road, RATTLE, The Millions, Appalachian Heritage, Midwestern Gothic, The Adirondack Review, and more, and his essay “Love Innings” was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He co-hosts the Dead Rabbits Reading Series, teaches Creative Writing and English classes to high schoolers in Queens, and lives in Harlem. You can find him on twitter @themoneyiowe.

LIV LANSDALE is an undergraduate student at Columbia University. Her armchair is a bean bag. Her shotgun is a glow stick.

ALEKSANDER ZYWICKI is an English teacher at Bayonne High School. He lives and writes in Jersey City, New Jersey.