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Issue 2.10 of Cutleaf is Live

 
This week, we bring you an all-fiction issue of Cutleaf in honor of National Short Story Month.

In her first published story, Charlotte LeBarron explores the transformative power of art, childhood friendships, and the fraught dynamics of a mother-daughter relationship in "The Beige House."

Inspired by Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance, C.R. Resetarits takes us on a lush and wild ride, and shows us a compelling and sometimes humorous glimpse into complicated love and relational dynamics in "The Deep Tangle."

And in the aptly titled "Deluxe Scrabble," a collaborative story between Kim Magowan and Michelle Ross, readers are introduced to a mother playing Deluxe Scrabble against herself on Mother’s Day. The game spurs a host of complex memories that allow the narrator to explore her childhood relationships. At the end of the story, we share an interview with Magowan and Ross by Cutleaf editor Keith Lesmeister about writing in collaboration.

This issue features edited illustrations from Peter Newell's "The Rocket Book" (1912), in which a boy named Peter finds a rocket in the basement and sends it up through the building, where it crashes through a family's dinner table and a writer's typewriter.
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Fiction Call for Submissions

Exciting news! Cutleaf will be opening to fiction submissions on June 1. We're limiting the call to 100 submissions for this reading period, so if you have a piece you'd like to submit, get it ready!

Rural Writers of Color Short Story Anthology Call for Submissions

EastOver Press is currently seeking previously published short stories by BIPOC writers who live in or hail from rural/semi-rural locales and whose stories feature characters living or working in rural/semi-rural spaces for a forthcoming anthology. Our payment to authors upon publication of the anthology will be $100-$300. Learn more and submit your work by September 5 below.
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From the Archives

"We were led out front, stripped of our khakis, and given orange jumpsuits two sizes too big so we billowed and glowed like inflatable men in front of car lots."

This week, we revisit "Welcome to Rock Haul," Ace Boggess's story of the long, winding road the carries eight men to a West Virginia penitentiary, in Issue 13 of Cutleaf.
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