Issue 49

A budding writer, seeking approbation, pursues his idol at an author lecture in DC, armed with a portfolio of his first drafts. At a writer's workshop in the Alaskan wilderness, beauty, austerity, and gender history motivate a student to embrace her Celtic heritage. Following a tiresome high-school reunion, a woman renews relations with a former boyfriend to investigate colorful new details about her ancestry. And adventurous college friends uncover ancient revelations while exploring unmapped territory on an obscure trade route in Central Asia.

We proudly present the work of Jeff Alphin, Linda Ankrah-Dove, Jeff Burt, Susan Coultrap-McQuin, Catherine Dowling, William Fleeson, Tim Frank, James Gallant, Bruce Harris, Phillip Temples, Ken Wetherington, and Robert Wexelblatt.