In this issue:

“Learning How to Write the Beginning”
poetry by
Judith Waller Carroll

“Waiting on Celebrities”
fiction by
Robert Radin

“Walking South”
poetry by
Danusha V. Goska

poetry by
José Angel Araguz

“Translating Kun”
fiction by
Inderjeet Mani

“Fishbone : Ilish”
poetry by
Nandini Dhar

“Dark at the Bottom”
“The Fighting Fish”
poetry by
Richard Spilman

“How Much Will It Cost?”  
essay by
Sue Fagalde Lick

“...the waste sad time...”
poetry by
Sandra Kohler

“Inside Weather”
poetry by
Eric Nelson

Cover artwork: “The Luthier’s Sonata,”
2012, pastel on archival board, 23'' x 31''
Mary Aslin

Layout by Leah Browning

News from the Editor:

Congratulations to Gail Peck, whose essay “Child Waiting” appeared
in the Spring 2012 issue of the
Apple Valley Review.  Series editor
Robert Atwan selected “Child Waiting” as a notable essay in
The Best
American Essays 2013.  The book is scheduled for release on
October 8, 2013.  

Alex Myers, whose short story “Keep Watch” appeared in the Fall
2008 issue of the
Apple Valley Review, has a book forthcoming from
Simon & Schuster.  
Revolutionary, Myers’ debut novel, will be
released in January 2014.    

A manuscript by
Karen Skolfield was selected as the 2012 winner of
the Zone 3 First Book Award for Poetry.  Her collection,
Frost in the
Low Areas
—which includes two of three poems originally published in
the Spring 2011 issue of the
Apple Valley Review—is now available
for purchase from
Zone 3 Press and Amazon, and is forthcoming from
Small Press Distribution.  

I would also like to congratulate
Jessica Rafalko, the recipient of the
Apple Valley Review Editor’s Prize for 2013.  Two of her short stories,
“News, Unreported” and “Notes Left for My Minor Suicide Attempts
(Ages Nine, Twenty, and Thirty-One),” were published in the Spring
2013 issue of the journal.  All work published in the
Apple Valley
during a given calendar year is considered for this annual award.  
Rafalko will receive $100 and a gift of a book of poetry or fiction.

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Cover artwork: ''The Luthier's Sonata'' by Mary Aslin, 2012, pastel on archival board, 23'' x 31'' (please scroll down to view the table of contents)