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They Do Not Like Me in These Parts – 2019 Your Exile Contest Winner

by Rebecca Bridge —   They do not like me and they say so, they say, Rebecca, you are not well liked in these...
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Nobody Dies in Dreamland

  As I left for the last time, I hugged my dying father. I was amazed. It was my son
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Expanding Black Representation One Superhero at a Time

In this post-President Obama, post-Black Panther America, Black representation has been on the rise. Charlie J. Eskew’s debut novel, Tales of the Astonishing Black...

Mycology — Switchback’s 2018 Contest Winner

    the man creeping behind my tongue is an angry man he sounds like me, rusted, like a busted garden gate that aches...
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We bathe in miles of dust

by Dane Hamann —   because it’s a type of hunger that drives the small changes in ourselves: hair of wasps, pit-mine eyes, sapwood...