Listen to Justin Brouckaert, he’s a cool dude. Or just read his words in an interview at Midwestern Gothic. There aren’t many things you can buy for a penny, but Will Kaufman knows basically all of them, because he wrote a story called “Things You Can Buy for a Penny” and it’s a real good how-to guide or something what am I even doing here. I was lucky enough to see LaTanya McQueen at AWP after an absence of several long years. You’ll be lucky enough to read her upcoming essay, “Violin Dreams”, in Grist. Brandi Wells has a novella “This Boring Apocalypse” and holy moly just reading the little selection available through that link is *turns into mush*.