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Issue 21

Issue 21

of Gertrude Journal is now available.

Art by Daniel Barrow and writing by Kristi Carter, Douglas Cole, Holly Day, Jeff Golomb, Joshua R. Helms, Megan Kruse, Martha Lundin, Freesia McKee, Michael Montlack, Nancy Carol Moody, Robby Nadler, Simon Perchik, Thomas Pickarski, M.M. Pryor, Ron Riekki, Ryan Anthony Rogers, Nicole Santalucia, Lela Scott MacNeil, and Per Wiger.

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Featured Writer: Ryan Anthony Rogers

Gertrude is pleased to feature "Pieces of Sky" by Ryan Anthony Rogers in our current issue.

In the beginning, there was me without you. Then you. Then the two of us.

After that, there was me without you again. And then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then them, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then him, and then that guy in Maui, and then a bisexual divorce attorney named Kyle Something.

Now, it’s me without him or you, and sometimes without myself. Thankfully, I don’t know loneliness, so I don’t ever feel isolated when it’s me without you or him. I just sleep alone and read more and eat less and spread love around to the people who aren’t too far away. I take work home with me and stay late at the office, occasionally stepping outside to smoke cigarettes and feel crowded by the stars. This isn’t making do. This isn’t trying to pass for busy. I’m not channeling anything. I just operate outside of us, now. Read the rest of the story from Issue 21 now »

Gertrude Chapbook Contest

Get published, win money!

Each year Gertrude Press publishes two chapbooks; one fiction and one poetry.
Winners are awarded $250 and 50 free copies of the beautifully distinct chapbook. Your book will be perfect-bound and include a unique cover.
Read the chapbook contest guidelines and then submit your fiction or poetry entry by May 15th!

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Congrats to Chapbook Winners





Congratulations to our 2014 Chapbook Competition winners!

Submission period for 2015 is now open. Read guidelines...

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