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In this issue:

“Optometrist”
poetry by
Vince Corvaia

“Fairytale”
“At Stanfield Reservoir and Wildlife Preserve”
“Taking the dog out at 2 am”
poetry by
Keetje Kuipers

“Grandmother”
poetry by
Philip Matthews

“Keep Watch”
fiction by
Alex Myers

“As It Is”  
poetry by
M.J. Iuppa

“Don’t Use the Appliances”
“The Rat”
poetry by
Miranda Steffens

“Anniversary”
poetry by
Andrew Slattery

“Otter Lake”
poetry by
Richard Stolorow

Excerpt from Under a Papery Roof: A Memoir about Life in
Post-Revolutionary Iran and Exile
memoir by Panteha Sanati

“Family Matters”
poetry by
Margaret Rozga

“Beginning”
poetry by
Naira Kuzmich

“Communication Gap”
“Petrified Poem”
poetry by
Jim Murdoch

“Church Crossing”
prose poetry by
Julie Babcock

“Please Send a Published Copy to 101 Harris Road”
fiction by
Rachel Ephraim

“The Happiest Couple on Comfort Street”
poetry by
Susan Culver

“Driving North on I-79, West Virginia”
poetry by
Heather Mercer


Cover painting: “Otter Creek,” oil on panel, 15" x 24"
by
Rob Evans

Layout by Leah Browning



News from the Editor:

I would like to congratulate two of the writers whose work
appeared in our
Spring 2007 issue.  “Pageant Queen,” an
essay by
J. W. Young, and “Island Fever,” a poem by
Edward Byrne, were selected by series editor Nathan Leslie
and guest editor Steve Almond for
Best of the Web 2008.  
This print anthology, published by Dzanc Books, was released
in July 2008.  It is available for order from the
Dzanc website,
retail sites online, or your local bookstore.    

I would also like to congratulate
Kathy Anderson, the recipient
of the
Apple Valley Review Editor’s Prize for 2008.  Her short
story, “
You Are the Bad Smell,” was published in our Spring
2008 issue.  All work published in the Apple Valley Review
during a given calendar year is considered for this annual award.  
Anderson will receive $100 and a gift of a book of poetry or fiction.    

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Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal.  It is published
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ISSN 1931-3888

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Cover painting: ''Otter Creek'' by Rob Evans, 2003, oil on panel, 15'' x 24'' (please scroll down to view the table of contents)