“KITTY IN A KOI POND” by Meredith Maltby

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you’re in a cat onesie yes black ears a single slinky tail blue stilettos no you are wearing them yes— you don’t know how you got here the treasure ship pizza stand you dropped     your pizza in the … Continue reading

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[At the Yorktown Mall] by Meredith Maltby

At the Yorktown Mall in the gold       watch     section,   Home      Goods   basement the far     east corner of a     putty     /      hair encrusted Temper- … Continue reading

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“Two Vocations: Buddhism and Body” by Hannah Rodabaugh

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“The mind is an organ of thought and objects are set against it: The two are like marks on the surface of the mirror; When the dust is removed, the light begins to shine. Both mind and objects being forgotten, … Continue reading

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“Bedtime Stories” by A.E. Clark

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There’s a muscle snaking upwards from my ankle that aches. A thin line of charcoal cleaves eye and cheek, like a scythe. Upon examining the boy’s heart, the doctor would say only that its surface was unremarkable. The only story … Continue reading

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“Winter Stories” by A.E. Clark

The charcoal line she drew was large enough to climb inside. Old pressure on the arthritic joint. Though there wasn’t the thing, there was its proof. Art: When the child was found under the snow, her mother left her there. … Continue reading

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“As It Happened” by Hannah Bonner

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It was the first Friday of spring. It was dark. When I walked to his front door, the porch stretched out like a pier in the dark. I came in with my shoes still on. The walls were green as … Continue reading

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“Haunted” by Betsy Johnson-Miller

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The house is hardly white. Hardly standing in the corn. My daughter peers in the only unbroken window. Kids with rocks have been coming here for years. To talk about the woman whose husband no longer loved her. An ax … Continue reading

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“Anything you can do I can do better” by Janna Doughty

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“Art for me is more about feeling than technique; making mistakes is a part of my process and often ends up being perfectly flawed.” – Janna Doughty, Artist Jspired Art is the intimate vision and expression of emotions put to … Continue reading

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“Where I Live Now” by Elli Palmer

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If I could trace our history through bloodlines and heart-maps, across borders and millennia I would return to the moment we were born. Even then, when we were only breath from primordial lips. I know I would find our atomic-sized … Continue reading

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“We’re Looking for Quality Literature by Women. Period.” Interview with Lisa Duffy & Sheila McMullin on The Review Review

Founding Editor Lisa Duffy and Managing Editor Sheila McMullin in conversation on ROAR‘s beginning and future and as a home for cis and trans women’s writing.

To read the entire interview visit The Review Review.

Talk about your commitment to emerging and developing writers.

Our commitment to emerging writers is probably one of the aspects of ROAR that I’m most proud of. We don’t solicit—every writer that we publish is selected from our open call for submissions. If we come back to the original idea of ROAR, which was to create a physical space to protect and nourish the creative identity of the writer, then it only makes sense to focus on emerging talent. Our goal is to keep our eyes trained on the work of women who are still in the process of solidifying and honoring that identity.

 

 

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