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VOLUME TWO TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Grassy Mountains

WITCH COUNTRY

fiction

Artichoke

taste buds & artichoke hearts

poetry

Green Eyed Cat

DOING LAUNDRY

nonfiction

WINNER OF THE 2019 COURTNEY VALENTINE PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING WORK BY A MILLENNIAL ARTIST

Established in 2019, the Courtney Valentine Prize for Outstanding Work by a Millennial Artist awards $50 to one contributor per issue, regardless of genre, whose work exemplifies what it means to be a millennial. Each year, a special guest judge is brought in by the Fearsome Critters Editorial Board to select a winner. The winner is then announced during the annual Critter Crawl at AWP via social media.

This year's special guest judge is Sam Herschel Wein. Sam lives in Chicago and specializes in aimless frolicking. His first chapbook, Fruit Mansion (Split Lip Press, 2017) was the winner of the 2016 Turnbuckle Chapbook prize. His second chapbook, Gesundheit!, a collaboration with Chen Chen, is forthcoming with Glass Poetry Press. He co-runs a new journal, Underblong. Recent work can be found in Hobart, Mojo, and Connotation Press, among others.

SAM HERSCHEL WEIN

special guest judge, 2019

Olive Oil Photography

ROBIN GOW

taste buds & artichoke hearts

"Robin Gow's 'taste buds & artichoke hearts' goes back to the beginning of flavors, both in our mouths as adolescents and in the ways we begin to taste the pressure, the violence, of things forced upon us. Gow is young and exploring food and lust with an unsafe person, someone who was  'busy taking all the flowers you could.' And still, tastes and sex and pleasure and pressure are intertwined, unfortunately, in how we are taught, and Gow sums that up gorgeously with the ending: '& you took out your fork again & i took out mine & we threaded the prongs together.'"

— Sam Herschel Wein

 

CURRENT MASTHEAD

KORBIN JONES

editor-in-chief

KELLEY LEWIS

editor of poetry

NINO CIPRI

editor of fiction

MERKIN KARR

editor of nonfiction

LUCIA IGLESIAS

editor of visual art

MARISA LUCAS

content assistant

 

KIMBERLY STERNBERG

content assistant

ANGEL ETIMA ETTE-UMOH

content assistant

HANNAH SOYER

head of outreach

 

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