THE SPRING 2013 ISSUE OF THE WRITING DISORDER – NOW ONLINE

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Here we are beginning our fourth year. It’s been a rewarding experience publishing The Writing Disorder. Starting with this issue, you’ll see the efforts of our dedicated staff. Juliana Woodhead has done an excellent job selecting the poets, and Sarah Sarai continues to offer her guidance and wisdom in the overall direction of our journal. We appreciate their time and effort and look forward to working with them more in the future. Enjoy all the work in our exciting new issue. —C.E. Lukather, Editor

IN THIS ISSUE: NEW FICTION
THE PENGUIN WHO LONGED FOR THE MOUNTAINS by Kate LaDew
CAFÉ SPERL by Robert Scott
IN THE PULSE THERE LIES CONVICTION: Potato by Samuel Snoek-Brown
THE FIRE WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY AN ELECTRICAL FAULT
by Ruby Cowling
RAJA’S CANDLE by Valerie Lewis

NEW INTERVIEW
A conversation with MANUEL GONZALES, author of The Miniature Wife

NEW POETRY
MARY BAST
LISA J. CIHLAR
DARREN DEMAREE
CHRIS CRITTENDEN

NEW NONFICTION
REDEFINING MY VAGINA by Rachael Goetzke
DEEP PURPLE BRUISES by Christine Ritenis

NEW PHOTOGRAPHY
A MORNING WITH YOU by Cecile Rose Poulain

NEW FICTION
THE SIREN DISAPPEARED by Scott Stambach
ALL IS TRUE by Charles West
POWER LINES by Alexandra Gilwit
I, RIGHT by Stefanie Trout
SYMPATHY by James Lewelling

NEW ART
VITAL SIGNS by Janet Culbertson
CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS II by Tom Block
AMAZING ART by Chuck Hodi

NEW POETRY
PRAMILA VENKATESWARAN
DESMOND KON
JENNY MORSE

NEW INTERVIEW
ISIS AQUARIAN, co-author of The Source: The Untold Story of
Father Yod and The Source Family

NEW NONFICTION
THE WORSE FOR WEAR by R.R. Gwaltney
CAUGHT BETWEEN SKY AND WATER by Laura Callanan

NEW INTERVIEW
with poet ARTHUR TULEE, by Sarah Sarai

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THE BEST FICTION, NONFICTION and POETRY OF 2012 – BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

THE WRITING DISORDER ANTHOLOGY BOOKS FOR 2012

NOW AVAILABLE

FICTION & NONFICTION                                     POETRY

The Best Fiction and Nonfiction of 2012
The Best Poetry of 2012

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu. Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

A collection of the best work published by The Writing Disorder during the year.
Some great new talent as well as some established writers.
Check out our new collection, and help support the arts.

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NEW FICTION, POETRY, NONFICTION AND ART – FALL 2012 THE WRITING DISORDER

FALL arrives with an air of exhilaration. We are continually expanding the site to accommodate the number of submissions we receive. With a slightly larger home page, we now present our biggest issue yet. Each year we’re growing and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way. Thanks to our very talented writers, and thanks to our wonderful readers. Enjoy the new issue — don’t forget to tell your colleagues and friends. —C.E. Lukather, Editor

IN THIS ISSUE:

NEW FICTION
THE BITE by Caroline Rozell
THE LOCKER by Lorraine Comanor
THE HONEYLOCUST TREE by Marc Simon
DON’T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES by Len Joy
FAMILY OF ONE by Priscilla Mainardi

NEW INTERVIEW
A conversation with the author of THREATS, Amelia Gray

NEW POETRY
SOUTH FLIGHT by Jasmine Smith
MY BROTHER by Lowell Jaeger
IMPERATIVE STATEMENTS
by Jose Arturo Flores

NEW NONFICTION
EVERY PERSON I HAVE
EVER MET
by Colleen Corcoran
FORTY-TWO BLUE
FIRES BURNING
by Chelsey Clammor

NEW COMIC ART
NEW SHOES by Eric Rodriguez

NEW FICTION
DELIRIUM TREMENS
by Harvey Spurlock
THINGS by Max Sheridan
THE GARDEN by Katja Zurcher
PUDDLES by Linda Nordquist
BEFORE THEY WERE DEAD
by Steven Miller

NEW NONFICTION
GET YOUR HEAD ON by Alia Volz

NEW INTERVIEW
Meet Ruth Clampett,
Daughter of Legendary
Animator Bob Clampett

NEW POETRY
DUST by Corey Mingura
THE SPIDER by
Katherine MacCue
SOMEDAY I’M
GOING TO MARRY
KATY PERRY
by Calvero

NEW ARTWORK
ART OF WOODCUTS
by Loren Kantor
DILAPIDATION
by Keith Moul
UNFAMILIAR WORLD
by Eric Rodriguez

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NEW POETRY EDITOR FOR THE WRITING DISORDER

The Writing Disorder would like to welcome our new poetry editor, Juliana Woodhead. Juliana earned a BA in English from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She is a practicing poet and burgeoning translator. Please welcome her to our staff.

Send your poetry to Juliana at – poetry@thewritingdisorder.com

She will oversee submissions as well as conduct interviews with poets. We are happy to have her on our team.

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THE NEW SUMMER 2012 ISSUE OF THE WRITING DISORDER IS NOW ONLINE!

SUMMER is finally here. It’s something we all look forward to — summer vacations, going to the beach, or starting a new project. It’s also nice to sit around and read. We hope you enjoy the great group of writers and artists we’ve assembled for this edition. It’s work worthy of your attention. —C.E. Lukather, Editor

IN THIS ISSUE:

NEW FICTION
CH. 5: THE GREAT SNOWSTORM by Brian S. Hart
EXCERPTS FROM THE MOTHERLY EPISTLES by Jessica Caudill
I WON”T TELL by Amanda McTigue
BIGGER THAN YOU by Leslie Johnson
AFTER YOUTH by Brandon Bell

NEW INTERVIEW: PART II
Continuing conversation with DAVID COWART

NEW POETRY
bone by Gretchen Mattox
I’M HOME NOW by Mike Donaldson
THE MAD MARCH HARE by Lucie Winborne

NEW NONFICTION
LIVING THROUGH PANTERA by J.J. Anselmi
LOVE LIKE A LION by Melanie Henderson

NEW PHOTOGRAPHY
ART OF DANCE by Judith Taylor

NEW FICTION
BROKEN MIRROR by Marija Stajic
PROMISED LAND by Rachel Bentley
BITTER BROKEN BONES by Rebecca Wright
VERY GREEN ELEPHANT by Orlin Oroschakoff

NEW NONFICTION
FROM THE ASHES by S.M.B.
FERTILITY by Annette Renee

NEW POETRY
PATIENT BELONGINGS by David Russomano
ISLAND CABIN by Jesse Minkert

NEW ARTWORK
LOST IN PLAYGROUND by Yi Gao
ART & DESIGN by Dallas Paterson
DRAWINGS by Elias Duchowny
COMIC ART Diam & Rem 

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Marathon Runner: Grant Garson – a Film by Michelle Swartz

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New spring 2012 issue now available for your reading pleasure

SPRING forward. The Writing Disorder is now in its third year. And every issue gets better and better. We now feature novel excerpts. If you’re working on a novel with a self- contained chapter, send it to us. This issue features some very talented writers. The stories and poems collected here are some of the finest we’ve read. So enjoy the work. —C.E. Lukather, Editor

IN THIS ISSUE: NEW FICTION
THE PUZZLE by Eliezra Schaffzin
MRS. MacMILLAN’S GARDEN by Melissa Palmer
DEEP TISSUE by Pamela Lindsey Dreizen
THE LOCAVORE’S TALE by Claire Noonan
IT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED IN NIAGARA
by Ben Orlando

NEW INTERVIEW
Author of new Thomas Pynchon book, DAVID COWART

NEW POETRY
EQUINOX by Gale Acuff
NECESSARY PARTS by Susan King
JUNG’S POETRY by Ivy Page

NEW NONFICTION
HIPSTERS:
A SPECIAL SPIRITUALITY
by Lily Murphy

NEW PAINTINGS
PLANETARY CLIMATE
by Leonard Kogan

NEW FICTION
A GRIM, DARK BAR by Joe Kilgore
MASTER OF NONE by Francis Chung
SUPER COOL FUN SET
by Kevin Ridgeway
ATLANTIC CITY, 1980
by Karoline Barrett

NEW POETRY
LOTOPHAGI by Sonali Gurpur
THE DITCH by Holly Day

NEW NOVEL EXCERPT
THE ALLIGATOR POND
by G.L. Williams

NEW MEMOIR EXCERPT
DEMONS
by Henry F. Tonn

NEW ARTWORK
D’OGOERECTUS
by Orlin Oroschakoff
DEATH BY ACTION ICON
by Chad Kaplan

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Soey Milk Artwork Featured in Winter 2011 Edtion

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WINTER 2011 ISSUE NOW ONLINE



WINTER arrives with a sense of anticipation—for the coming year, the holidays, or a good book you’ve been waiting to read. What makes a good story? It’s often something you weren’t expecting, along with a good ending. Everything has an end, but some endings are better than others. We hope you enjoy all the work in this issue, and that when you get to the end, it was better than you expected. —C.E. Lukather, Editor

IN THIS ISSUE: NEW FICTION
MISSING IN THE MOUNTAINS by Greg November
THE REAL HOLLY by Ashley Inguanta
HOW TO CUT by Brooke Kwikkel
ZEITGEIST by Tegan Elizabeth Webb

NEW INTERVIEW
Writer/Editor, HOWARD JUNKER

NEW POETRY
A GRIM TALE by Geordie de Boer
A THOUSAND BLACKBIRDS FALL DEAD by Amanda Hempel

NEW NONFICTION
JACARANDA by Shay Belisle
BOOK REVIEWING DO’s & DON’Ts by Emily-Jane Hills Orford

NEW ARTWORK
Soft Lips, Long Lashes by Soey Milk

MORE NEW FICTION
MINE RESCUE by Ruth Webb
LODGING by Edward Wells II
SPACE BAR by Tantra Bensko
RUDY THE BANG’S DRUMROLL by Keith G. Laufenbarg
BLUE ROOM WITH WOMAN (1954) by Robert Sachs

MORE NEW POETRY
PSALM XIL by Lisa Sisler
A STRANGE ROMANCE by Garth Pavell

NEW INTERVIEW
MFA PROFILE: Emily Kiernan

NEW PHOTOGRAPHY
SALVATION MOUNTAIN by Ashley Inguanta
DEATH AND DEDICATION by Brett Stout

BOOK REVIEW
Amanda Field reviews AN OLD JUNKER

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READ THE NEW FALL 2011 ISSUE OF THE WRITING DISORDER

FALL is upon us, and so is the new issue of The Writing Disorder.

We have a great new lineup of  fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art, including an interview with author Tina May Hall.

Check it out when you have a chance. Thanks.

C.E. Lukather, Editor

NEW FICTION
LE CAFE DE LA CHATTE NOIRE by Patrick Thomas Henry
THE DAY THE TOMATO PLANTS DIED by Matt Thomas
13 DAYS AT LAUGHING HERON CAMP by Tracy Auerbach
THE ART OF PEACE by Marko Fong

NEW INTERVIEW
Writer, TINA MAY HALL

NEW POETRY
YOU COULD FREEZE AN EGG ON IT by Suzanne Marie Hopcroft
CANCER by Aaron Poller

NEW NONFICTION
PAST & PRESENT IMPERFECT by William Henderson
OCTOPUS by Henry F. Tonn

NEW FICTION
X AND Y by A. Lazakis
A BROOKLYN WINTER by Gina Goldblatt
THE MAP by M.E. McMullen
AN ARCHIVE OF PARANORMAL INQUIRY INTO COPING by Sarah Gancher Sarai

NEW POETRY
SHIRLEY IS PRETTY IN AGONY by Purdey Krieden
THE FLOODGATES OF THE PRONOUN by C. Derick Varn

NEW ARTWORK
JESSICA OF THE SCHOOLYARD by Karl Wills
TO LET THE MIND EASE… by Eleanor Bennett
CARNIVALESQUE by Carl Lozada

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