Recent Submissions

  • [2016-08-25] Black Stone on a White Wind 

    Wohlwend, Lynn
    Black Stone on a White Wind is a memoir dealing with the aftermath of my father’s suicide and my search to understand who my father was after his death.  
  • [2016-08-25] On Childhood and Other Sad Things 

    Maruyama, Matthew
    This manuscript is an experimental and otherwise lyrical autobiography that explores the nature of childhood.
  • [2016-08-25] Whistle 

    Gomez, Brenna
    Whistle is a blurred boundary collection of short stories and essays based on my experiences growing up in Walsenburg, Colorado. The eight distinct pieces feature similar characters and overlap thematically across both genres.
  • [2016-08-25] Where Birds Go to Die, a Memoir 

    Berger, Daniel Joseph
    This memoir explores the various ways the author has attempted to cope with his father’s suicide and his mother’s autoimmune diseases, which finally claimed her life after a 14-year fight.
  • [2016-06-09] A New and Different Sun 

    Olson, Annie
    A New and Different Sun is a non-fiction essay collection. Essay themes concern the landscape, ideals, and politics of the American West.
  • [2016-06-09] Thieves' Nest 

    Lim, Kathryne
    Thieves’ Nest is a poetry collection bound by themes of separation, detachment, landscape, and displacement. The collection is divided into three sections that mark different phases of the speaker’s life, as experienced ...
  • [2016-06-09] A Guayaba's Heart 

    Garcia, Melisa
    A Guayaba's Heart is a poetry collection that is utilizes memory as a binding for the themes of language, family, and Central American landscapes, The poetry collection takes a close look at these themes through a generational ...
  • [2015-09-01] A Currency of Birds 

    Burns, Lucy
    This collection of poetry narrates the experience of woman who has arrived in a desert city without memory of her arrival or her past. The poems explore presence through absence, loss, longing, fragmentation, and the ...
  • [2015-09-01] THE SURVIVORS: A Novel 

    Dehnert, Jill
    Why are we, as a species, drawn to literature, particularly fiction? And also, why are writers drawn to tell stories? In this paper, I seek to find an answer to those questions because I think more than anything, to be ...
  • [2015-06-26] Exoskeletons 

    Sheesley, Sarah
    This collection of creative nonfiction includes reflective personal essays in three parts. The first part deals loosely with my efforts to assert, define, and interrogate my sense of identity dealing primarily with ...
  • [2015-06-25] Fishers of Men 

    Noltemeyer, Michael
    My novel, Fishers of Men, is a historical fiction account in which 23-year-old Henry Fisher, a present-day medical student, explores the urban legends surrounding the abandoned Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, ...
  • [2015-06-24] Canaries 

    MacClyment, Logan
    A collection of fictional short stories and screenwriting, dealing with characters who, besieged by sickness, denial, and uncertainty, try desperately to keep their heads above water. These are stories marked by sadness ...
  • [2015-06-23] What Happens Next 

    Classon, Carrie
    "What Happens Next" is a memoir set in Nigeria, Tanzania, and the coast of Kenya. The story chronicles the author's loss of marriage, job, and home, and the journey to rediscovery of self.
  • [2015-01-28] The Hat 

    Minkin, Katherine
    The Hat is a story about a young woman, Allison, an art teacher in Albuquerque, who goes to Chicago around the winter holidays for the funeral of her stepfather Vince, who has died suddenly of a stroke. Adding to the tension ...
  • [2014-09-15] BACK 2 LIFE 

    Gutierrez, Donna
    Back 2 Life is a collection of novellas featuring a woman named Vennie Rodriguez and her two adult daughters, Socs and Sara. The woman owns a struggling beauty shop in Albuquerque's South Valley, and one day, she uncovers ...
  • [2014-09-12] Animal People 

    Golmassian, Sabrina
    Billions of animals are killed every year based on this ethical premise: Animals are lower than humans on some abstract moral scale, and they can therefore be considered property. However, a growing percentage of compassionate ...
  • [2014-09-12] Until We Sink and other stories 

    Glessner, Christina
    What follows is a short story manuscript by Christina Marie Glessner. Each of the stories take place in a fictionalized version of the author’s hometown, Carbondale, in northeastern Pennsylvania, home of the first underground ...
  • [2014-09-12] Nuclear Family 

    Bannerman, Ty
    This dissertation explores nuclear history in New Mexico in the context of how it affected the lives of those who were ancillary to the bomb itself and its repercussions. I use my own family as a lens to explore the issues ...
  • [2014-09-12] Mommy Maladies 

    Vigil, Nicole
    An ambivalent mother takes a retrospective look at the costs and consequences of choosing to be a mother.
  • [2014-09-12] Selections from SHADOWS OF CLOUDS ON THE MOUNTAINS 

    Smith, Mike
    The following essays are all chapters from a larger work, Shadows of Clouds on the Mountains, a sort of life-spanning nonfiction Ulysses, a literary mixtape in which every chapter takes a different form, and every chapter's ...

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