Post Road Magazine #31
Post Road #31

Issue 31

Post Road is accepting submissions for our first-ever flash fiction contest, to be judged by writers Elizabeth Graver and Suzanne Matson. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive prizes of $500, $250, & $100, respectively. All entries will be considered for publication. Stories by selected finalists will be included in the Post Road 33 Prize Folio, due out in fall 2017.

The contest deadline is March 10th, 2017. The co-judges will consider previously unpublished stories up to 1000 words. The contest is open to all fiction writers except current Boston College students, faculty, and staff, and the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription. To submit, please click the link below and select the "Post Road 33 Flash Fiction Contest."


Lydia Davis's "Happiest Moment" and the Convoluted Temporalities of Very Short Fiction — Ezra Dan Feldman
Circumstance — Theodore Dawes
Les Abandonnées — Kirby Gann
The Woman in the Barn — Jaclyn Gilbert
Perishables — Becky Hagenston
Children Left to be Raised by Wolves — Carrie Messenger
Doctor Tukes, Off the Clock | Marie to Eleanor, Resenting Her Elasticness — Andrew Morgan
The Room Where Elizabeth Bishop Slept — Paola Peroni
Bells — Remy Smidt
Elegy for a Cousin — Brad Geer
Color Palette Blue #3 — Sarah Kennedy
Lift Off — Lania Knight
Eleanor — Joyce Underwood
Heart Attack — Sarah Vallance
Ode to Trains Departing Billings Railyard | River Country — Jeffrey Alfier
Blessed Holy Fuck — Alan Hanson
Mafiosa | Elegy for the Quiet House — Suzanne Manizza Roszak
Talking Faith with a Friend | Regarding His Alzheimer's — Jennifer Wheelock
The Shape of Things: Various Artists
The Bakery Off Flatbush — Steve Monroe
Ann Patchett — Kim Ablon Whitney
Paul Beatty's The Sellout — Wendy Rawlings
Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation — Angela Palm
The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake — Jason Ockert
Amo, Amas, Amat and More, by Eugene Erlich, paperback edition, 1987 — Jana Martin
New Dark Ages by Donald Revell — Josh Kalscheur
Kent Haruf's Plainsong — David Huddle
Woody Guthrie: A Life — Holly George-Warren
The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard — Suzanne Cope
A Town of Accreted Myth": Lauren Groff's The Monsters of Templeton — W.B. Belcher
Marly Youmans's Catherwood — Emily Barton
GUEST FOLIO: Edited by Chris Boucher
Letter to a Young Man in the Ground — Lincoln Michel
Selections from The Week — Joanna Ruocco
The Baby — Ethan Rutherford
Carnality — Angela Woodward


Cover Art: Rosaire Appel, "bearings"