The newest issue of Good River Review, the biannual online literary journal of the School of Creative and Professional Writing at Spalding University, is available to read online. In between issues, Good River Review regularly features book reviews, interviews, essays on the practice of writing, along with literary news. In addition to the poetry and prose selected for this issue, Editor in Chief Kathleen Driskell shares that the issue “closes with two essays on the writing life from our new anthology Creativity & Compassion: Spalding Writers Celebrate 20 Years. Faculty member in Writing for Children and Young Adults Beth Bauman offers her thoughts ‘On Crafting Surprise in Fiction,’ and Bruce Marshall Romans, faculty member in Writing for TV, Screen, and Stage, shares his essay ‘On Fear.'” Works are also included from authors Tommy Dean, Jessy Easton, Michael Henson, Crystal Wilkinson, Dmitry Blizniuk, Akhim Yuseff Cabey, Alexander Etheridge, Julia Gibson, January Gill O’Neil, Julia Koets, Andrew Najberg, Tatiana Retivov, F. Daniel Rzicznek, and Fernando Valverde (trans. by Carolyn Forché). Good River Review is free to read online.