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Hello from Chicago!

Greetings from the Midwest, readers! As a born-and-bred East Coaster, and a loyal Bostonian since the age of three, I never thought I’d feel at home anywhere else in the country. But I also was always open to the idea …

Issue 4 is here!

Issue 4 has arrived, readers! We’re very excited about these, dark, cold, and often cruel visions of the season in our first winter issue. We have stunning fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to enjoy, as well as a new letter from …

Coming Soon: Issue 4

We are just finishing the final proofreading of issue 4, and we’re very excited about the dark, wintry themes populating the pages. Stand by for issue 4’s appearance in just a few days; and be sure to learn more about …

How Do You Carry the Fire?

Candle light burning 1437374 mToday’s post title comes from Cormac McCarthy. In his incendiary novel The Road, his main character, an unnamed boy, keeps reminding his father that they’re “carrying the fire.” It’s an unexplained refrain with unmistakable spiritual overtones; the idea that …