Bird Island

The whole thing about running away to a magic island was a cliché, Brooke knew that. She did it anyway, which was lame. Even lamer, the place she landed was not really an island. Bird Island was a restaurant on a patch of wild land along the Caribbean coast of Honduras. It was run by…

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Mark Jacobs

A former foreign service officer, Mark Jacobs has published 133 stories in magazines, including The Atlantic, Playboy, The Baffler, The Kenyon Review, and The Southern Review. His story “How Birds Communicate” won The Iowa Review fiction prize. He has stories forthcoming in several magazines, including The Hudson Review. His story “Dream State” won the Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Kafka Prize. His five books include A Handful of Kings and Stone Cowboy, which won the Maria Thomas Award. His website is

​Enrica Angiolini ​

Enrica ‘Eren’ Angiolini was born in Rome in 1988. Raised in a family rich with creativity, she developed a deep love for art—illustration and photography, in particular. She studied foreign languages in high school and college, gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture. She worked as an illustrator and cover artist until she started a career as a comic colorist in 2015. She is now working on her first full series for Titan Comics.

First Featured In: No. 11, summer 2018

The Islands Issue

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