Cover painting: ''An Old Moscow: Nicoloyamskaya Street'' by Dmitry Levin, oil on canvas, 70 x 90 cm (please scroll down to view the table of contents)
In this issue:

“The Dream of Longing, Waking Up at Midnight”
poetry by
Lyn Lifshin

“News, Unreported”
“Notes Left for My Minor Suicide Attempts (Ages Nine, Twenty, and Thirty-One)”
fiction by
Jessica Rafalko

“Cannibal Pie”
poetry by
Sharlene Teo

fiction by
Daniel Ellis

poetry by
Priscilla Atkins

poetry by
Christina Frei

“Valle de los Caídos”  
poetry by
Jada Ach

“The Casualty Assistant”
fiction by
Scott David

“Second Chance”
poetry by
Iain Macdonald

“6:30 a.m.”
poetry by
Claudia Serea

“To the Party”
fiction by
Paul Pekin

“Childish names of freedom”
“The language of grace”
poetry by
Pádrí Veum

“Jesse Essays”
nonfiction by
Laura Vrcek

“Two Chairs”
poetry by
Gail Peck

Cover painting: “An Old Moscow: Nicoloyamskaya Street,”
oil on canvas, 70 x 90 centimeters
Dmitry Levin

Layout by Leah Browning

News from the Editor:

Congratulations to everyone included in the 2012 Best of the Net
Anthology, including finalists
Dawn Paul, whose short story “11 PM
at Star City” appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of the Apple Valley
, and Martha Christina, whose poem “Winter Feeding
appeared in the Spring 2012 issue.   

Brian Gilmore—whose poem “purple rain” appeared in the Spring
2007 issue of the
Apple Valley Review—is also one of ten finalists for
the Willow Books Literature Awards for his manuscript
Money Jungle.  
A reading featuring the finalists will take place on Saturday, April 6,
2013, at 1 p.m. on the campus of Chicago State University.  The
grand prize winners in prose and poetry will be announced live after
the reading.  

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