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Chapbook Review: SHUTTER by Taylor Byas

By Aarik Danielsen (Madhouse Press, 2022; $10) The self is a many-splintered thing. Forces ranging from abiding trauma to a careless...


by Mar Alvaray running the sand kicks up and i didn’t bring a bag i left it with my mom i put the seashells i find inside my shoe and...

The Closing Shift

The Closing Shift by Nat Wisehart, winner of Overheard's flash fiction contest.

An Interview with Postscript Magazine

Evelyn Maguire (Overheard) in conversation with Vamika Sinha (Postscript Magazine) A monthly, online magazine, Postscript has published...

Dear Mary Elizabeth, August 1979

By Beth Gordon. Winner of Overheard's Poetry Contest. Tell someone you love that there's a wall of fire ants in your head…

Toes in the Sand

By Lannie Stabile She knew summer was over when the feet started washing up on shore. Bloated, like the underbelly of a sow. In sleek...

The Fully Configurable Hat

By Tim Warren — Winner of a 250-word challenge! Oh, French Polynesia! Land of the fully configurable hat. (Panama eat your heart out.)