Friday, July 4, 2008

The Battered Suitcase July 2008 Now Live

The Battered Suitcase July 2008 Now Live

The July 2008 issue of The Battered Suitcase is now live at

We are currently accepting submissions for September and particularly interested in flash fiction, short stories and narrative non-fiction humor.

Visit our Submissions page for more details:

In our second issue, performer and poet Lucie Barât serves up a breakfast of Eggs and Angst in "Joe, Ham and Eggs." Author William de Rham unexpectedly stumbles into a life of purpose in the back alleys of Barcelona. E.S. Parkinson paints a stark portrait of birth and death in "The Red Shoe" while Eric McKinley reminds us that in love, like comedy, timing is everything. Award-winning author Melanie Haney portrays a grief-stricken mother and her ritual for redemption in "Milk".

Michael Mirolla's Triptych silver-plates the clouds of madness and Malachey's humorous "Perceptive Norm" offers a new perspective on the old tag line "A world turned upside down". Stephanie Davies reminisces on adolescent regrets and Sarah MacManus draws a fine line between lust and passion in a tale of art and angst in the Midwest. Lynne Hinkey's "The Art of Funeral" explores the human rituals of partings.

Lyrical contributors this month are Adam Franklin-Williams and Moist Bamboo of Welsh acoustical pop group Toy Horses whose refrains run the emotional scale of heart-breaking pathos to whimsical mirth.

Poetry selections for July include Colette Jonopulos, editor of Tiger's Eye poetry journal, novelist David LaBounty, philosopher Duane Locke, Colin James, Joseph Goosey, Kat Lillian Steiger, Richard Fein and the Senryu-like gems from poet and composer Suchoon mo.

Art contributions include the glowing, light-infused abstracts of Samantha Keely Smith, the surreal dreamscapes of Russian painter Dmitry Fesechko, the landscapes of Doug Sundling and the delicate hand-tinted photojournalism of Randy Getty.

The Battered Suitcase is devoted to fiction and non-fiction that examines life in all its ambiguity, grittiness, glory and despair and is dedicated to promoting work that explores the complexity of the human experience.

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