This anthology of fiction and poetry embraces the themes of breaking through and crossing over. The writers hail from all over the country, many of whom inhabit liminal spaces, embodying Anzaldua’s borderlands where the “borders” are often indistinguishable and the characters live in multiple worlds simultaneously. The stories and poems challenge and reveal to us what we trade when we love or are made to love, when we move or are forced to move and how it feels when we experience an unexpected loss. Characters dream of lottery tickets, driving a car, being truly loved; rubber plants, suitcases and misbehaving men who are ripped apart; Roosters, husbands and children die. The daughters of bible thumping and manipulative mothers, stubborn and ambitious fathers, struggle and succeed to carve a space of their own.

This book is a true cornucopia of humor, tragedy and sensuality. Each and every work in this issue has unhinged us as editors in some way. We invite you to travel the world with these fierce female protagonists. Featuring poems and stories by Fiona Cheong, Grace Singh Smith, Ani Kazarian, Chris Carmona, Andree Greene, Cathy Guo, Alexandria Delcourt, Raina J. León, Kelsey Valadez. Leticia Hernández, Erin Koehler, Didi Jackson, Robin Scofield, Amy Elizabeth Bishop, Araceli Esparza, H. N. Holder, Yvette Benavides, Keya Mitra and Kate Mar.

Each week we will publish online one work from the anthology. However we want to encourage you to support small presses and the work we are doing by purchasing a copy of the book. 

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