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Magazine Stand :: Cutleaf – 2.23

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Publishing new content online twice each month, Cutleaf publishes poetry, short stories, essays and other nonfiction from both new and established writers. Sign up for updates, and an overview of new content will be delivered to your mailbox. Some recent contributors include Hussain Ahmed, Lauren Davis, Ben Weakley, John Lane, Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Linforth, Monic Ductan, Sara Siddiquil Chansarkar, Moriel Rothman-Zecher, Daniel Romo, Lori Brack, Nathan Alling Long, Elise Gregory, William Woolfitt, and George Ella Lyon. All content is free and accessible to read online.

Magazine Stand :: Cutleaf – 2.18

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A project of EastOver Press, Cutleaf publishes a new online issue twice each month and one print annual. Readers can subscribe to receive issue updates with an overview of content, making for a nice way to start the week twice a month. For contributors, Cutleaf welcomes unsolicited poetry, short stories, essays, and other nonfiction from established and emerging writers. The editors read and respond to manuscripts on a rolling basis in an effort to respond to every submission in a timely manner. Some recent contributors include Louise Marburg, Dana Wildsmith, Molly Gaudry, Marjorie Tesser, Shawna Kay Rodenberg, Beth Weinstock, Leslie Doyle, David Ishaya Osu, Leona Sevick, Darius Stewart, Carolynn Mireault, Tatiana Schlote-Bonne, Liam O’Brien, Jim Minick, and Anna Nguyen.

Magazine Stand :: Cutleaf – Issue 2.13

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The newest issue of Cutleaf online literary journal from EastOver Press is now live In this issue, Robert Fanning attempts to translate distance into love in three poems beginning with “Snow and Roses.” Patricia Foster considers what it means to start a conversation with strangers in “The Boys.” And, in Casey Pycior’s expertly crafted story “O’er the Ramparts,” readers are introduced to a man, Kent, who struggles with everything: job, marriage, parenting. And compounding this struggle are a new neighbor, a video game, and the launching of fireworks. This issue features turn-of-the-century hypnotism posters from The Donaldson Lithographing Co. based in Newport, Kentucky.

Magazine Stand :: Cutleaf – Issue 2.7

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In the newest issue of Cutleaf online journal of short stories, nonfiction, and poetry, Brett Biebel shows readers what happens when one pays close attention to roadside attractions (or distractions) in two flash pieces, “Minnesota Miracle Man” and “In the Offing.” E. M. Mariani explores the truth of a long-ago admission and the mixed blessings of motherhood in “Mother’s Teeth.” And Linda Parsons examines the conditions under which light comes and to what degrees it can be observed in three poems beginning with “The Light around Trees in the Morning.” This issue features stills from the 1924 silent film The Hands Of Orlac, directed by Robert Wiene and starring Conrad Veidt. The film is one of the first to depict transplantation as a moral and artistic conundrum.

Magazine Stand :: Cutleaf – 2.5

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The newest issue of Cutleaf online literary journal features poetry by Zeina Azzam, revealing an emigrant’s special vocabulary in two poems beginning with “A Grammar for Fleeing.” April Darcy writes of spending her twenties in slow motion, and all the ways she learned to move again, in “The Anatomy of Desire.” And, in “Finding Funerals,” Erica Williams shares the story of a bored, though not boring, human resources specialist who completes all of her work in the morning so she can tirelessly search for strangers’ funerals to observe online in the afternoon. This issue also features W. W. Denslow’s illustrations for L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first book in what became a fourteen-volume series.

Cutleaf – 2.4

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In this issue of Cutleaf, the inimitable Rolli tells us of the time he wrote lewd fruit puns for pay in “Dirty Work.” Cynthia Young celebrates her powers as a young, Black girl in two poems beginning with “But My Sister Said All Poets Are Liars…” And Lucy Zhang takes us on a comic and cosmic ride with the Grim Reaper in “Bonchon Chats.” The images in this issue show Jupiter in three different types of light—infrared, visible, and ultraviolet.

Stop by Cutleaf‘s listing on NewPages to learn more about them and don’t forget to head on over to their website to read Issue 2.4.

Cutleaf – Vol 2 No 2

In this issue of Cutleaf, Yasmina Din Madden shows us the ABCs of relational ups and downs in “Zero Sum Game.” Tiffany Melanson reflects on color theory in and out of prison in four poems beginning with “Visitation: Tomoka Correctional Institution.” And Mary Zheng navigates the necessary pain of empathy in the emergency room in “Jane.”

Learn about this issue’s images at the Cutleaf website.

Cutleaf – Issue 2.1

In our first issue of 2022, Ben Kaufman searches for the ghost in the machine as he questions the way language and meaning changes through time in “Unknown Caller.” Pauletta Hansel views various effects of trying to live as the marrow in someone else’s bones in three poems beginning with “So Maybe It’s True.” And George Singleton shares the story of a boy named Renfro who wants only to earn his driver’s license and to reconcile his odd parents in “Here’s a Little Song.”

Learn about this issue’s images at the Cutleaf website.

Cutleaf – 1.23

Cutleaf celebrates the end of our first year with this all-nonfiction issue featuring three must-read essays. Elise Lasko speculates on the potential for relapse into old habits while imagining her mother’s death and funeral, in “Relapse Fantasy.” Carter Sickels realizes that “the universe keeps moving, surprising you with what it drops in your path,” in “Rescued.” Greg Bottoms recounts how his father and grandfather expressed—or didn’t express—emotion, in “One Summer Morning.” Learn about this issue’s images at the Cutleaf website.

Cutleaf – Volume 1 Issue 22

In this issue, Barrett Bowlin chronicles the pain of parenthood through a child’s “Milk Teeth.” Julia Halprin Jackson writes about the relationships we have with our bodies, and the decisions that our cells sometimes make without us in “Scouting.” And Elijah Burrell merges his love and knowledge of music with the mysterious longings of friendship in three poems beginning with “Even the Best Records Have Gaps Between the Tracks.” Learn about this issue’s images at the Cutleaf website.