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CURRENT ISSUE (#36 2020)
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2020 Cover – Kamala Harris, Vice-President elect of the United States.

2016 Cover – American Sitcom Character, now outgoing due to termination of 2nd season.


Issue 34 – September, ’20

Issue 33 – August, ’20

Special Editions

Issue 35 – LGBTQ+ Vol 1 includes writing from J. Mueter, Geri Gale, S. Crystal Bacon, Despy Boutris, Amelia B, Shailee, Robert Beveridge, among others.

The New & Upcoming Writing Volumes are a series of pieces from the Advanced Creative Writing Workshops by TBR. To participate in our workshops, click here.

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Writing from recent editions.

Fiction | ‘The Ballad of the Almost Cancer’ by Craig Loomis | Issue 36 (Nov, 2020)

Craig Loomis is Associate Professor of English and Head of the Division of Humanities and Arts at the American University of Kuwait. His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Colorado Review, The Prague Revue, Sukoon Magazine, The Maryland Review, The Absurdist, The Louisville Review, Bazaar, The Rambler, The Los Angeles Review, Five on the Fifth, The Prairie Schooner, among other places.

‘Raw Deal’ by C. Christine Fair | Translation of Balwant Gargi’s “Kaani Vand” | Issue 36 (Nov, 2020)

C. Christine Fair is an Associate Professor within the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  She studies political and military events of South Asia and travels extensively throughout Asia and the Middle East. Some of her books include In Their Own Words: Understanding the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (OUP 2019); and Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States (Globe Pequot, 2008). She has published creative pieces in The Bark, The Dime Show Review, Clementine Unbound, Awakenings, The Drabble, Sonder Midwest, Black Horse Magazine, Furious Gazelle, Hyptertext, Barzakh Magazine and Bluntly Magazine among others.

Poetry | By Tom Paine | Issue 34 (Sept, 2020)

Tom’s work has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Zoetrope, Boston Review, The New England Review, The O. Henry Awards and twice in the Pushcart Prize. His first collection, Scar Vegas (Harcourt), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Pen/Hemingway finalist. A graduate of Princeton and the Columbia MFA program, he is a professor in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire.

Poetry | ‘Odd Hour Woman’ & ‘Rehab’ by Kankana Basu | Issue 36 (Nov, 2020)

Kankana Basu is a Mumbai based writer. Her novel Cappuccino Dusk (HarperCollins India) was Long Listed for the 2007 Man Asian Literary Prize and and she has two collections of short stories: Vinegar Sunday (Indialog Publishers) and Lamplight: Paranormal Stories from the Hinterlands (Pan Macmillan). 

She reviews books and writes human interest stories for The Asian Age, The Sunday Hindu and The New Indian Express, and also assists in the Bengali-to-English and cinematic translation of the works of her grandfather, the late Bengali writer, Saradindu Bandopadhyay (creator of the bhandralok detective, Byomkesh Bakshi). 

Poetry | ‘Haberdashery’ by Lorenzo Berardi | Issue 36 (Nov, 2020)

Lorenzo Berardi is an Italian journalist and author living in Warsaw, Poland, where he works in marketing. As a freelancer, he covers Central Eastern Europe for several media outlets and is the co-editor of Centrum Report. His fiction and poetry have appeared in American, British, Canadian, and Italian publications. 

Poetry | ‘Flight, in terza rima’ by Nandini Bhattacharya | Issue 36 (Nov, 2020)

Nandini Bhattacharya is a single parent with an active academic career. She has received residencies and fellowships at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, the Sarah Lawrence Summer Writers’ Workshop, the Southampton Summer Writers’ Conference, the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop in Paris, among others. She was chosen as the first runner-up for the Los Angeles Review Flash Fiction contest (2018), long-listed for the Disquiet International Literary Prize (2019), a finalist for the Reynolds Price Women’s International Literary Award (2019) among others. Born and brought up in an India remembered in the prose poem, she now lives in the USA outside of Houston, TX.

Poetry | ‘Paranoid Love’ & ‘Divorce’ by Vivek V. Narayan | Issue 36 (Nov, 2020)

Vivek V. Narayan is a writer, performance-maker, and scholar. He graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in Theater and Performance Studies, is an alumnus of Royal Holloway, University of London (on a Charles Wallace India Trust Award), and of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at Ashoka University. His writing has appeared in The Caravan, J-CASTE, The Hindu, Fountain Ink, AZURE (3:4, 4:3), and The High Window.


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