2017

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Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer Holding Neanderthal Skull. Photo by Carolyn Clink.


CREATIVE

Compliance by Anne Lau

NONFICTION

FIGURE, FOREST GROVE, OREGON. Photo by AUSTIN GRANGER

Boogaloo Too
by Matthew James Babcock
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In the high school cafeteria, I body-locked and sugar-popped to the gap Band’s “Party Train,” whipping up a whooping hullabaloo…

FICTION

Between the Lines by Valda Bailey

Calls from Home
by Tim Bass
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The first call from Kyle’s parents came a couple of weeks after he retired from classes.

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Meaningless (Times Three)
by A. Loudermilk

“It’s so good to see you, Button,” she murmured before stepping from the foyer into the living room. She unbelted her coat and started to cry.

POETRY

Untitled 16″ x 20″ oil painting by O. Norton, June 21, 2016.
Untitled by O. Norton

Astrocytoma
by Cameron Morse
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Good Morning
by Cameron Morse
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Concord
by Elizabeth Crowell

Part-Time Resident in Maine
by Howard Winn

Supermarket on the Edge of Casco Bay
by Howard Winn

Artwork by Georgi Tandashvili
Artwork by Georgi Tandashvili

INTERVIEW

Mad for ModPo: How the Top-Rated MOOC Makes Poetry Irresistible
Ann Cefola interviews ModPo founder Al Filreis
Coming Soon


Robert J. Sawyer hosted Supernatural Investigator on Canada’s Vision TV. The original series explored various so-called supernatural phenomena. Photo by Carolyn Clink, 2008.
Robert J. Sawyer:
Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer Shares His Process and Writerly Wisdom
Interviewed by Gene Wilburn
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“…the tiny, character-driven bits,
the quieter scenes, the epiphanies,
are often what the reader remembers most;
they’re the heart and soul of your writing…”
—Robert J. Sawyer

Creative Catalyst: NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty talks to SPM


A Wee Bit Supernatural: Scottish Novelist Regi Claire
interviewed by Ann Cefola


 

CRAFT & TOOL

BOOK
Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg
Reviewed by Raymond M. Wong
Coming Soon

The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
Reviewed by Raymond M. Wong

TOOL
Scapple: The Software You Didn’t Know You Needed
Reviewed by Gene Wilburn

CONTRIBUTING
PHOTOGRAPHERS & ARTISTS

Valda Bailey
Carolyn Clink
Christina Frost
Austin Granger
George Gray
Tetyana Kovyrina
Anne Lau
Alexander Miroshnikov
Ian Muttoo
O. Norton
Redroom Studios
David Rockwell
Georgi Tandashvili