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40.1 SNEAK PEEK: from QUARANTYNE by JUSTIN PHILLIP REED

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Justin Phillip Reed was born and raised in South Carolina. His work has appeared in Best American Essays, Boston Review, Callaloo, The Kenyon Review, Obsidian, and elsewhere. Coffee House Press will release his first full-length poetry collection, Indecency, in spring 2018. Justin lives in St. Louis.

 

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40.1 SNEAK PEEK: ARABIC LESSON by LATIFA AYAD

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Latifa Ayad is a Libyan-American writer whose fiction and nonfiction confronts issues of identity. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, The Normal School, Whiskey Island Magazine, and The Stockholm Review. Her piece “Out and Out” won The Master’s Review/PEN America 2017 Flash Fiction contest. Ayad holds her MFA from Florida State University.

 

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40.1 SNEAK PEEK: excerpt of DAY OF REST by KAITLYN ANDREWS-RICE

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Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice received her MFA from American University, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of Folio. She is the editor of Split Lip Magazine, and her short fiction appears or is forthcoming in Booth and Copper Nickel. She lives and writes in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Find her online @thelegitkar or thelegitkar.com.

 

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40.1 SNEAK PEEK: excerpt of THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF TONY RINALDI, THE MAN WHO CHANGED PRO WRESTLING FOREVER by SALVATORE PANE

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Salvatore Pane is the author of the novel Last Call in the City of Bridges in addition to Mega Man 3 from Boss Fight Books. His work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Hobart, Paste, and many other venues. He teaches at the University of St. Thomas and can be reached at www.salvatore-pane.com or @salpane on Twitter.