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Three Stories Longlisted in the Wigleaf Top 50

Not one, not two, but three Rivet stories made the 2016 long list of short  fiction in the Wigleaf Top 50. Not bad for our second year in publication! You can read the selected stories here: Vacation by Stephanie Golisch Meeting by Lael Gold Every Bird Casts a Shadow by Alexandra N. Kontes Congratulations to these…


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Review: Small Creatures/Wide Field by John Mortara

Review of Small Creatures/Wide Field   by John Mortara Emily Kiernan John Mortara’s Small Creatures/Wide Field (theNewerYork Press) is a good-humored—at moments even celebratory—adventure through the nostalgia-soaked, meme-inspired, and often self-aggrandizing quest that is contemporary coming of age. Taking the form of a digital Choose Your Own Adventure, Small Creatures/Wide Field places the reader in…




Review: An Instrument for Leaving by Monika Zobel

Reading Instruments: A Fictionista Reports on Monika Zobel’s Poetry Collection An Instrument for Leaving Lindsay Merbaum If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know…