45.1 Feature: Craft Essay by Krys Malcolm Belc

On “First Seen in Print in 1987, According to Merriam Webster” Krys Malcolm Belc My original New York City Certificate of Birth, issued in July 1987, is a beautiful document. I love the weathered pink paper, the texture, the seal and signatures. I stare at...

Nominations for The Best Small Fiction

We’re immensely proud to nominate these extraordinary works for The Best Small Fiction. The work that comes through our pages are each extraordinary or amazing in a number of ways, and these particularly pieces resonated with us long after we’ve read them...
Review: THE EMISSARY by Yoko Tawada

Review: THE EMISSARY by Yoko Tawada

The Emissary Yoko Tawada Translated by Margaret Mitsutani 2018 New Directions Publishing 144 pages Review by Riley Bingham Yoshiro rents a dog from the Rent-a-Dog store for his daily jog. Except Yoshiro can’t call his exercise jogging, as jogging is a foreign word....