Hybrid Deadline Extended

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In celebration of the just-released Rose Metal Press’ Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres, we have extended our deadline for Hybrid submissions to January 1st! The Bellingham Review defines a hybrid work as one which possesses more than… Continue Reading

Contributor Spotlight: Katharyn Howd Machan

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In January of 2011, my husband Eric shared with me an article he’d found about a hunter in Belarus who injured a fox and approached it with the butt end of the rifle to finish it off; the fox resisted, somehow got its paw on the trigger, and shot the hunter (not fatally, of course, which is why we know the story) before running off. It somehow got me writing poems about Fox, a shape-shifter who can be fully human or fully animal or a mix, always her choice. Continue Reading

Time Enough at Last

At first, she’d been glad the cats had survived,
setting out what little milk she could find
to draw them close. Now, their glowing eyes
in the dark unnerve her more than the lights

that flicker on & off inside the charred,
abandoned houses or the ragged sounds
of buzzards squabbling in blackened backyards. Continue Reading