Congratulations to Robert Repino, whose story "Life in the Fishbowl" (Fall 2007) was selected as a Notable Story of 2007 by storySouth's Million Writers Award judges!
Check out jmww author Jessica Blau's forthcoming novel, The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, available May 27th from Harper Perennial!
In this issue of jmww (spring 2008):
jmww. spring 2008
Flyaway Dreams by Bryan S. Wang
Aerial Acrobatics by Julia LaSalle
My Brother Picks Cans by Mark R. Dursin
The Cradle of Aviation by Susan O'Doherty
Makeover by Kerry Langan
Case Study: Part 16 by Brian Langston
Maw Maw by William R. Duell
Skin by Emily Weiss
Song of the Bottomless Lament by Martin Willitts, Jr.
They Follow Her by Ellen Pober Rittberg
Book and Chapbook Reviews
DMR by Daniel Trask
Secondary Sound by justin sirois
My Father's Speech by Katherine Cottle
Electric Grace edited by Richard Peabody
Santi: Lives of Modern Saints
Ryan Seacrest Is Famous by Dave Housley
Castleman in the Academy by Charles Rammelkamp
Brand New Fence
"This is how Maw Maw died: She sat on the john and pottied her spine. That's what Hilda said, but Buddy disputed it. No, when she sat down, she fell in. And Mrs. Forbus went to clean the bathroom, and flushed her away without noticing. Hilda shook her head. No, you numbskull, she was too big, she would have clogged the pipe. Her spine went first, then maybe her organs, and Maw Maw flushed the toilet herself, thinking she had done her business. By then she was nothing but a skin-bag of stuff, and she collapsed into the bowl like a popped balloon."
William R. Duell, Maw Maw
"Ossi, who seems to be the saint of mirrored Ray Ban sunglasses, is timeless, a pillar of stoic, albeit indifferent, fairness, Tommaso's actual unattainable father figure. Dipierro's is a haunting, hallucinogenic story, a vision blurred by a metaphorical snowblindness."—review of Santi: Lives of Modern Saints
jmww: a quarterly journal of writing publishes the best in fiction, poetry, flash, nonfiction, and art (or a close approximation) every april, july, october, and january (or thereabouts).
The JMWW Anthologies I and II