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F(r)iction #17: Memory

Our most cerebral and evocative issue yet—F(r)iction #17: Memory is out now!

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A Review of Maids by Katie Skelly

Words By Amber Sullivan

“This is the type of writing that needs to be published and is probably too truthful for commercial journals. Well done, brave editors, brave writers.”

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A Review of What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

Words By Kaitlin Lounsberry

Meet Our Spring 2021 Interns!

Words By Erin Clements, Ella Fox-Martens, Esther Hsu, Emma Johnson-Rivard, and Aisling O'Mahony

Unmasking Mental Health & Masculinity in The Boys: Season Two

Words By Dominic Loise

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Creative Nonfiction 

Lost and Found: Rediscovering the Music of Peter Hammill

Words By Paul Ruta
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No. 17, winter 2020

The Memory Issue

How do you measure memory? By its expanse? Its absence? Its hexadecimal shade? The thing about magazine publishing is that when you yell about brain chemistry, the neurons and synapses…

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Editor's Note 

Editor’s Note

Words By Dani Hedlund, Art By Samantha Dow

Memory: The Hollywood Adaptation

Words By Karen Brissette, Art By Samantha Dow
Short Story 

Smells of Home

Words By Claudia Mahler, Art By Ejiwa Ebenebe

Two Poems

Words By Emma Bolden, Art By Hailey Renee Brown