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A Paper Clip

A Paper Clip

Beauty is right there in front of you, and ugliness is right there too. You can take your pick.
Piltdown Giveth . . . a $500 Prize!

Piltdown Giveth . . . a $500 Prize!

The Piltdown Review’s 2018 Fall/Winter Fiction Contest is now open. Submit your very best work for a chance at our $500 first prize!
Morty and Dolores

Morty and Dolores

Being caught up in the zombie apocalypse was bad enough. But on top of that we had to deal with two bickering ghosts who wouldn’t shut up.
Guided by Voices

Guided by Voices

In the wilds of Upstate New York America, a Belarusian immigrant finds himself torn between the ideologies of family, Joseph Smith . . . and lo-fi indie rock.
Assassination Nation

Assassination Nation

Whatever anger we might have shared was lost when the mighty arm that God and the weight room gave him brought down a set of knuckles to open my skull to the complicity of my complexion.
Home Like a Shadow

Home Like a Shadow

Is camouflaging our family roots with carefully crafted fictions enough to ensure we won’t grow up to be like our parents?
Walk a Mile

Walk a Mile

By law, all men should spend time as women. But only a few at a time.
Talking to the Bones: Talking

Talking to the Bones: Talking

What of what’s happened here? There should be space for spaces sacred enough not to desecrate.
Dark Eyes

Dark Eyes

We all want to be seen and understood for who we really are. Until, of course, that wish comes true.
Lloyd’s Neck/Slink

Lloyd’s Neck/Slink

Scrupulous, astute: to the City he was sent (by) and sometimes went (with) Master Henry to shoehorn deals.
2018 Fall/Winter Fiction Contest—First Prize $500

Upcoming

  • The Lost Works of Pablo Müller-Wessely
    a story by P.J. Blumenthal
  • from This Sentence Is a Metaphor for Bridge
    a poem by Richard Jeffrey Newman
  • Kids on Division Street
    an essay by Sarah Riccio
  • Irene
    a story by Dave Gregory
  • Truck Stop Angels
    a story by Craig O’Hara
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