POVerty Line – Poetry by Deja Jones

Poverty Line. Poetry by Deja Jones

POVerty Line Third Place in the Letter Review Prize for Poetry New Poetry by Deja Jones 14th April, 2023 It haunts me like a perpetual poltergeist       From my childhood home to every bedroom and kitchen table. Stalks me like a masked killer creeping       But its sinister shape looks nothing … Read more

The Dangle Unreleased – Poetry by Michael Dufresne

The Dangle Unreleased New Poetry by Michael Dufresne Second Place in the Letter Review Prize for Poetry 14th April, 2023 安時而處順,哀樂不能入也。此古之所謂縣解也,而不能自解者,物有結之。 If you settle with the times and dwell in the course, neither grief nor joy will be able to enter. This is what the ancients called the dangle and release, and those who are … Read more

Data Breach – Poetry by Darrelle Spenceley

Data Breach

Data Breach First Place in the Letter Review Prize for Poetry New Poetry by Darrelle Spenceley 14th, April You ask for proof of my identity demand a driver’s license or passport – not more than 3 years expired       I reach into my bag       pull out a pair of vintage … Read more

Everest – Flash Fiction by Andrew Nest

Everest by Andrew Nest

Everest Second Place in the Letter Review Prize for Flash Fiction New Fiction by Andrew Nest 14th April, 2023 Editor’s note: this story references alcohol. The day of the office Christmas party – that major day of the year when camaraderie with colleagues and alcohol come together in climax. Not anymore, I tell myself. The … Read more

Trashy Humour – Flash Fiction by Andi Van den Berge

Best Flash Fiction Stories

Trashy Humour First Place in the Letter Review Prize for Flash Fiction New Fiction by Andi Van den Berge 14 April, 2023 The doublewide trailer Beckie and I rented off River Road was down on the south side of town and had a pit already dug for fires out back. It was the night of … Read more

Every Once in a While – Short Story by Joseph Friesen

Every Once in a While First Place in the Letter Review Prize for Short Stories New Fiction by Joseph Friesen April 14th, 2023 “I spent the night at McDonald’s,” she said to me across my desk.  “The twenty-four hour one on Mckenzie Avenue.” Her blonde hair was dirty and knotted. She bore scabs and scars on her … Read more

The Coroner’s Version – Short Story by Annie Dawid

The Coroner’s Version Third Place in the Letter Review Prize for Short Stories New Fiction by Annie Dawid April 14, 2023 The Coroner’s Version “A 10-year-old boy accidentally shot himself and died from his injuries Tuesday in Willits, WY” The New York Times Daily Gun Report In my thirty seven years as coroner of Willits … Read more

Try-Hard – Short Story by Francesca Newton

Try-Hard Second Place in the Letter Review Prize for Short Stories New Fiction by Francesca Newton April 14, 2023 If you have to blame someone for what happened outside the gallery, blame my father. The slug. He sat life out, let reruns of American sitcoms fill the hole where his mind was meant to be. … Read more