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Jill Koenigsdorf

Jill Koenigsdorf began writing at the age of ten and has never looked back. Her story “Browsers and Grazers” was published in the Chautauqua Review and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Jill’s stories have been published in ZYZZYVA, Tin House, The Southwest Review, and American Short Fiction. Her non-fiction pieces have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset Magazine, The New Mexican, and New Mexico Magazine. Jill also received the McGinnis Award and a Peregrine Prize.

Story: The Eel

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Lisa Rose

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This story shows that if you put enough 'outcasts' in one place, they hold each other together. Your writing pulled me in. I was on the cliff with Tomoko and Gabe. I could see and hear the waves crashing against the rocks; and if I looked closely enough a giant eel named Kibou. If you would, please take the time to read my story, 'Drift Away' and let me know what you think.

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