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Fall 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of our Fall 2013 issue. This issue of CMR features the innovative creative nonfiction of J. Malcolm García, Priscilla Long, and James McKean as well as extraordinary poetry from Alyse Bensel, Holly Day, Marc Swan, and other notable contributors. It also includes compelling fiction from Ruth Moose and a stunning cover photograph by L. Toshio Kishiyama.

As you know, CMR is unique in the landscape of literary journals in America. Within our journal we strive to foster conversations between the visual arts, poetry and prose. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. We are honored to place in your hands what we consider to be some of the most interesting and thought-provoking work from some of the nation’s best writers, artists, and storytellers.  Thank you again for you readership!

Non-Fiction Excerpts

The owner of the castle issued an ultimatum yesterday.Back off or suffer the consequences.At least that's my father's interpretation of what he said. My father knows only that the owner of the castle sent a letter to the Woodley Road Neighborhood...

Fiction Excerpts

Althea’s cousin Julia called long distance, said, “I’ve got a few family pieces I’d like you to have.”“Pieces?” Althea asked, her mind searching for what Julia meant. Pieces of a puzzle? Their family has always had some mysteries, puzzles about it....

Poetry Excerpts

"Special Day" by Scott T. Hutchison
"Catching Minnows" by Lisa Drnec Kerr
"Crossbow" by Joanne Lowery
"Flamingos in Flight" by Emily Benson Scott
"Goldenrods" by M. Shahid Alam

Contributor Bios

M. SHAHID ALAM, ALYSE BENSEL, ROGER CAMP, HOLLY DAY,MARK DEFOE, KATHERINE SÁNCHEZ ESPANO, ROD FARMER, FRANK GALLIMORE, SCOTT T. HUTCHISON, J. MALCOLM GARCÍA, LISA DRNEC KERR, L. TOSHIO KISHIYAMA, BRANDON J. KRIEG, REBECCA LAUREN, NANCY CHEN LONG, PRISCILLA LONG, JOANNE LOWERY, ANGIE MACRI, JAMES MCKEAN, CLAIRE MILLIKIN, RUTH MOOSE, JUILENE OSBORNE-MCKNIGHT, DONNA PUCCIANI, ELIZABETH REES, MATTHEW RODGERS, EMILY BENSON SCOTT, LEROY N. SORENSON, SARAH STICKNEY, JULIE STUCKEY, MARC SWAN, JENNIFER TAPPENDEN, J. SCOTT WALKER