Literary Orphans

Literary Orphans Issue 35: Mothersbaugh

Literary Orphans is a flash fiction, poetry, and nonfiction magazine from the heart of Chicago. The writing in Literary Orphans is a mood more than a style. It’s the nervous glances back at your apartment when you go for a walk without your cell phone. It’s the nostalgia you have for squeaking cassette tapes and Soviet ICBMs. It’s an analog dream in a digital era. The writing in each Literary Orphans issue is an exorcism of the mind of its contributors, and reading the work here is putting up your fists and getting confrontational with solitude–solitude in a world where neon signs are out and LCD billboards are in, a world where you can’t think for following because everyone is doing all the thinking for you.

Get confrontational with solitude. Read Literary Orphans Issue 35: Mothersbaugh.



ISSUE 35: Letter From The Editor 2 min
An Interview with Holly Lyn Walrath, Author of 'Glimmerglass Girl' 3 min
An Interview with Ben Spencer, Author of 'The Deer King' 7 min
Good Morning Goodwill Shoppers by Aholaah Arzah 5 min

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Featured Art

Steven Gray – Artist Profile
Giuseppe Milo – Artist Profile

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General Prose

Cold Hard Cash by Grant Faulkner 3 min
Savior by Sarah Clayville 2 min
A Retraction by Andrew Bertaina 2 min
Sprawl by Valerie Lute 3 min
1 Man, 65,987 Screws by Jay Gershwin 1 min
Oliver by Ava Robinson 5 min
Yemanjá by Juliana Crespo 3 min
A Host of Sparrows by Frank Caliri 6 min
Escape Velocity by Jen Michalski 4 min
Forgiveness by Sheila Arndt 2 min
Fanning the Flames by Laurence Sullivan 3 min
Drowning by Alice Simmons 2 min
Cartographer by Jane-Rebecca Cannarella 2 min

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General Poetry

Piece by Piece by Keith Welch 1 min
Carnival of Worry by Lucy M Logsdon 1 min
Back Story (a poem in palindromic rhyme) by Bill Yarrow 1 min
On the House by M.C. St. John 2 min
Man Found Dead in Tree by William Miller 1 min
Reflecting on a Speech by Don Steadman,
Author of 'Victory in Isolation'
by Robert Crisp
1 min
Animal Kingdom by Alicia Garrett 1 min
Devotion by Charles J. March III 3 min
Alternative School by Alejandro Pérez 1 min
New York as a Dream I Once Knew by Ashleigh Kennedy 1 min