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 Artwork by Nancy Yang

Artwork by Nancy Yang

Annual Issue: Seven
ISSN: 2164-0270

FEATURING: [FICTION] YZ Chin (Winner of Meriwether Prize), Jordan Alam, Susanna Kwan, Ann Harper Reed, Renee Macalino Rutledge, & Barbara Mujica; [POETRY] Abigail Licad, Alyssa Manansala, Amanda Galvan Huynh, Ching-In Chen, Christian J. Collier, Cristina Denise Go, Michelle Lin, Erwin Ponce, Hannah Jones, Jake Vermaas, Jane Lin, Duy Doan, Lawdenmarc Decamora, Margarita Serafimova, Melisa "Misha" Cahnmann-Taylor, Migs Bravo-Dutt, Natalie Pardo Labang, Ruth Minah Buchwald, Sean J. Mahoney, shaina evero isles fedelin agbayani, Shamala Gallagher, Shirley Camia, Suman Chhabra, Troy Osaki, yuan changming, Sabrina Im, & Elizabeth Tran; [NONFICTION] DW McKinney, Cinelle Barnes, La Verne.

Did my confession make us closer? I killed the pope. Huddled next to you, burrowed along your side, face down in supplication: I’m ruined, I’ve been corrupted forever, Bà Ngoại. When you told everyone I was your favorite, was this before or after I confessed? One’s the prodigal son, the other is his brother. Either story works for me. On my birthday, too many lines and the pope dies."