A Sample Story from our Prison Arts Outreach

Our upcoming Issue 18 will feature a mid-section exclusively devoted to visual and written artworks created by incarcerated persons, for whom the concept of transcendence is particularly relevant: transcending limited conceptions of self, transcending personal histories, transcending confinement. Here is one of those stories… LIFE WITHOUT POSSIBILITIES (1989) by Kenneth R. Brydon (San Quentin State Prison) … More A Sample Story from our Prison Arts Outreach

Flash Fiction / Nonfiction Contest Winner: Raw Blush by Jaade Wills

Congratulations to Jaade Wills (Mills College, MFA Prose, 2017) for her winning submission to our 2016 Writing Contest:  “Raw Blush.” She has won $100 prize, plus publication in our 18th issue of 580 Split, due out in April 2016.   Raw Blush   If I am but not If Only I am At least, Skin. … More Flash Fiction / Nonfiction Contest Winner: Raw Blush by Jaade Wills

Some clumsy sort of faith: an interview with Nayomi Munaweera

I’ve have readers tell me that parts of the book made them cry. I know exactly which parts these are because I cried while I wrote them. But I think this is the most beautiful place, when the words slip under the skin and make us feel deep, profound, sometimes painful things. … More Some clumsy sort of faith: an interview with Nayomi Munaweera