Jun 20, 2019 | essay

Change Comes Unevenly: Protecting Trans Rights with the Yes on 3 Campaign

by A. A. McNamara

A yes vote kept the law as it was, protecting transgender people from discrimination in public places. A no vote repealed those protections.

short story

Bubbles and His Biped

by Mary Berman

MacKenzie’s body had fought off the diseases, and she’d dodged the vines, and when roaches had invaded her dorm, Bubbles had killed them...

Hands pull noodles. In the center, a steaming bowl. Behind that, a menacing snake.

short story

Five Stories in the Monsoon Night

by Nghi Vo

He paused slightly when he saw the worn sword at my side, but he did not ask for it, and I would not have given it to him in any case.

poem

The Telegrapher

by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe

I never imagined him as a child:
proudly clutching the hem of his mother’s dress

short story

Aging Elements

by Ben Francisco

It’s been years since I’ve flown. I’d forgotten how much the wings strain the muscles of your shoulders...

A woman's face peers at you through the chaotic, electric ether, in multiples.

short story

All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away From

by Izzy Wasserstein

We all do what we must to survive returning home.

May 23, 2019 | essay

Harassment Culture: You’re Soaking in It

by Mikki Kendall

Another known harasser’s aggressive bullying behavior was excused by white women because his primary targets were women of color.

short story

My Sister Is a House

by Zoë Medeiros

It would have shown in the Aptitudes. I learned that much later. But when we were children, our father never told us our results.

short story

Chiripas

by José González Vargas

There are bugs everywhere. Most living organisms on Earth are bugs. It's no big deal.

poem

Mother Tongue

by Jessica Jo Horowitz

I can almost make out your shape locked inside the chambers of my heart

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