Coming June 1 to Change Seven

“Wednesday night, he takes Benadryl for sleep and is out by quarter to nine. He dreams of running to fight something dreadful. Then he dreams of running away in retreat. He dreams of always running and in his dreams, he becomes exhausted. All the while he maintains a […]

Teaser 1 from Upcoming Issue 1.2

Here’s a teaser of what’s coming in Issue 1.2: “The moon was gone but the fire made the night orange. The warriors had their knives, ones of steel from the Frenchmen and ones of flint, equally keen. With their knives the warriors cut flesh from the captive’s legs, and […]

A Big Open-Hearted Bear of a Man: A Conversation with Rusty Barnes, Writer, Editor, Publisher

BY ANTONIOS MALTEZOS Rusty Barnes lives and works in Revere, MA, but grew up in rural northern Appalachia. He received his BA from Mans­field Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia and his MFA from Emer­son Col­lege. His fic­tion, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in over two hun­dred  jour­nals and antholo­gies. After edit­ing fic­tion […]

American Dreams

“When I think of my most successful friends, I often wonder if they do not feel as suffocated or as false in offices as I do. I wonder if it is easier for them to quiet their laughter or if they are fortunate enough to enjoy the costume of business casual. Maybe, really, it is just the culture of linear advancement that I despise—everyone competing with each other in pretend congeniality while marching in the same direction. Or maybe it is that I have always had a hard time believing in institutions, and consensus, and belonging.” ~ Laura Jean Moore