Recent Submissions

  • [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 ...
  • [2014-09-12] The Great Green Wall 

    Pelletier, Catherine
    The Great Green Wall is a novel that explores story-telling, memory, identity, and family connections. The novel centers around a young woman named Greta and her relationship with her younger, troubled brother. Greta’s ...
  • [2014-07-12] Jiggs and Other Stories 

    Jones, Vondell
    Jiggs and Other Stories represent a diverse sampling of my work as a UNM graduate student and a writer of fiction. The works presented here are a pastiche of genres that include magical realism, tragedy, absurdist fiction, ...
  • [2014-07-12] Persons Unknown 

    Dolan, Ben
    In this memoir, I attempted to understand and rectify my own religious upbringing, my teenage addiction to pornography, and the love of literature I discovered in college with my conversion to Orthodox Christianity in my ...
  • [2013-07-11] The Verging Cities 

    Scenters-Zapico, Natalie
    The Verging Cities is a collection of poems about the sister cities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua México. It is divided into four sections. The first takes place mostly in a domestic sphere exploring the ...
  • [2013-07-11] This Side Up, Upside Down 

    Nunez, Adam Christopher
    This Side Up, Upside Down is a collection of one short novella and six short stories dealing with themes of guilt, disconnection, mis-creation, aging, death, grief, and time. The stories mostly follow the life of Theo ...
  • [2013-07-11] Morning Rituals 

    Hickey, Nora
    A collection of poetry exploring identity and emotion in imagined and real settings.
  • [2013-07-11] Before You Become Improbable 

    DePascal, Nick
    Before You Become Improbable is a poetry collection that tackles issues as various as marriage, parenting, death, art, illness, and the workplace, using a mixture of formal and experimental poetry. The collection eschews ...
  • [2013-07-11] The Cull 

    Coffey, Laurel
    The Cull concerns newlyweds who move to rural Tennessee, where the husband has accepted a position as the resident physician for a small town called Sawyer. The long-time physician for the town has retired under duress and ...
  • [2013-07-11] Skinning the Deer: A Love Story 

    Campbell, Heather
    This dissertation consists of a novel entitled Skinning the Deer: A Love Story. Alternating between the landscapes of New Mexico and rural Maine, the novel examines the life of tortured lesbian Hannah Huff and the brutal ...
  • [2013-07-02] The Black Acres 

    Arning, Bonnie
    A creative exploration into relationships: relationships with the self, with others, and with the world.
  • [2013-01-30] Domain of the Marvelous 

    Andersen, Anastasia
    The Domain of the Marvelous is a three-part collection of poetry. The first part, “The Encounter of the Umbrella,” contains poems told as if dream stories, happening outside the realm of an identifiable speaker. Strangeness ...
  • [2012-08-28] The Plight of Rudy "Gordo" Sanchez and Other Short Stories 

    Rubalcava-Talamantes, David Andrew
    “The Plight of Rudy “Gordo” Sanchez and Other Short Stories” is a collection of one novella and nine short stories dealing with a broad range of themes like borders, immigration, race, sex, sexuality, violence, religion, ...
  • [2012-08-28] When We Were Hunted 

    Lopez, Casandra
    When We Were Hunted is a cycle of short stories centered on the members of a California Indian/Mexican family grieving the loss of Michael, the complicated man they knew as a father and husband. The book spans four years ...

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