Jessica Lynn Dotson’s Seeing Distance

“I have long spent a lot of time out in the middle of the woods with my camera. I think my desire to then begin taking portraits sprang from a strong dislike of the work I saw coming from male photographers. The art I saw coming from them felt extemely flat and...
A Story About the Body

A Story About the Body

By Joanna Acevedo Pouring sugar on a cut will make it heal faster, the sugar granules soaking up the moisture that the bacteria would have fed on. I learned from a young age that a man wants nothing more than a woman to listen to him speak, like an empty receptacle he...
Writing and Stuff

Writing and Stuff

THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORST TIME- to launch a Substack. We have three new poetry titles at our fresh squeezed lemonade stand and also Ashley Cowger’s wild collection of short stories On the Plus Side. And we’re warming the wax to bind three others by...
LSD & Zen by Rue Matthiessen

LSD & Zen by Rue Matthiessen

In 2010, I went with my father to a memorial service at St. Annes, in Bridgehampton. I noticed how confidently he sang the hymns, knowing every cadence, every word. For him they were second nature. I was touched by the quaintness of this. Before, I had only seen him...
The Suitcase by Steve Denehan

The Suitcase by Steve Denehan

At the end of our road was a streambeside the stream ran a paththat became dirt and lonelyif followed we were especially aimlessone dull summer daywalking the pathfurther than we had walked before until we came upon a suitcasesitting in the middle of the pathas though...
Editor’s Swing: Free State Review 15

Editor’s Swing: Free State Review 15

In Youngstown, Ohio, and Austin, Texas, and Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and Wachapreague, VA, and Southwest Harbor, Maine—most places I’ve learned the zip codes to this year— people ask me, “What is totally limited omniscience?” And sure, I could say, an aught band from...