In this issue:

poetry by
Arthur Powers

“Kingdom of the Jellyfish”
fiction by
Thomas Andrew Green

“Bringing in the Sheaves”
“Mailing a Snowflake”
poetry by
Donna Vorreyer

“Horses in Masks”
poetry by
Ihor Pavlyuk
(translated from the Ukrainian by Steve Komarnyckyj)

“Dust Storm”
essay by
J. Malcolm Garcia

“The Bees”
poetry by
Grant Clauser

“The Birds”
“Indian Summer”
“Joseph Conrad”
poetry by
Joanna Kurowska

“With the Thin Blue Line”
“New Tenants”
“Draining the Koi Pond”
poetry by
Renee Emerson

“The Right Thing”
essay by
David MacWilliams

“Elizabeth, Unmoored”
poetry by
Anna Evans

“Closing In”
poetry by
Susan Ludvigson

Cover photograph: “Dive (Violet),” 2012, 8" x 8"
Elle Moss

Layout by Leah Browning

News from the Editor:

Congratulations to Kevin Carey, whose short story “Home for the
Holidays” appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of the
Apple Valley
.  This story, which was included in the 2011 Best of the Net
Anthology, was selected as one of the storySouth Million Writers
notable stories of 2011 and then one of the top ten online
stories of 2011.  

Laura Madeline Wiseman—whose poem “Affair” appeared in
Fall 2006 issue of the Apple Valley Review—has two new
She Who Loves Her Father, published by Dancing
Girl Press in 2012, and
The Puppet Wife, forthcoming from
Pudding House Publications in 2013.  

John Taylor’s most recent book, a memoir called If Night Is
—which includes a series of texts originally published in the
Fall 2007 issue of the
Apple Valley Review—was published by The
Bitter Oleander Press in 2012.  

Finally, I would like to congratulate
Thomas Andrew Green, the
recipient of the
Apple Valley Review Editor’s Prize for 2012.  His
short story, “
Kingdom of the Jellyfish,” was published in our Fall
2012 issue.  All work published in the
Apple Valley Review during
a given calendar year is considered for this annual award.  Green
will receive $100 and a gift of a book of poetry or fiction.       

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Cover photograph: ''Dive (Violet)'' by Elle Moss, 2012, 8'' x 8'' (please scroll down to view the table of contents)