April 2020

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Issue 19 of The Common out today!



The Common is one of the best-looking (and just plain best) journals out there. You can browse the new issue (including a portfolio of Sudanese fiction and art, “essays on brothers and murder trials, fiction about gender roles, bomb shelters, and life inside a correctional facility, and poems by Don Share, John Freeman, Tara Skurtu, and more,”) for free online or order your own copy to enjoy.

New Short Fiction Roundup: David Beaty, Anna Catalano, Vanessa Chan

There’s a lot of great new fiction out there by DISQUIET alumni. Here are a few that we know about – check them out if you can!


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David Beaty holds the record for the most Disquiet programs attended in a row – all of them! You may remember “Toad” from 2019’s fiction workshop with Camille Bordas –  and even if you don’t, you can read it now in Green Mountains Review.

2018 alum Anna Catalano‘s story “Lazarus”  can be found in the Spring 2020 issue of Planet Scumm – an energetic and extremely readable triannual magazine of short science fiction with a hilarious editorial voice. Check them out at planetscumm.space!

Vanessa Chan was shortlisted for the Disquiet Prize in 2019. Her story “Coronation” can be found in Porter House Review, a great-looking online journal from Texas State University.