Literary Orphans

Literary Orphans Issue 32: Dickens

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 32: Dickens.


The Tavern Lantern

ISSUE 32: Letter From The Editor 2 min
Katie Perttunen Reviews and Interviews Wendy Coakley-Thompson 7 min
Gay Degani Interviews Christopher Allen 11 min

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Featured Art

Marina Ćorić - Artist Profile

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General Fiction

Paco y Lola by David Morgan O'Connor 2 min
We Do Not Provide Soy Sauce by Kim Magowan 4 min
At the End of the Day by James Coffey 2 min
On High by Dick Bentley 5 min
The Story of Her Life by Tara Roeder 1 min
The Guidelines by Tushar Jain 5 min
Night in Motion by Ray Nessly 10 min
Mojave by Chantel Delulio 3 min
DNA by Jayne Martin 1 min
Life is Now by Tonja Reynolds 8 min
Our Beds by Lynn Mundell 1 min
Afterlife by Kaitlynn McShea 2 min
Race by John Talbird 5 min
My Time, My Space by Chris Aldridge 2 min

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General Poetry

Gangrene by Mary Kate Crenny 1 min
Way Down We Go by henry 7. reneau, jr. 1 min
Untitled Portrait of an Imaginary City by Ariell Cacciola 1 min
Little Red Riding Hood Remembers by Emily Tuttle 1 min
Four percent Pantomime by Patrick T. Reardon 1 min
The Land by Mick Ó Seasnáin 1 min
This Was Never Supposed to Be About Death by Adam Gianforcaro 1 min
Refugees by Pitambar Naik 1 min
I Want by Ingrid Buck 1 min
In the Palace of Doubt by Ken Allan Dronsfield 1 min
Linguistics by Samantha Terrell 1 min
Glass Cages Leave Splinters by Laura Metter 1 min
Late Afternoon by Don Thompson 1 min
TEEN SPIRIT: Last Strand by Marianne Lu 1 min