Day One: A Literary JournalDay One
is a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction from debut writers, English translations of stories from around the world, and poetry. Each issue also includes cover art commissioned from an emerging artist. Learn more
Author Spotlight: Clare Beams
Clare Beams is the author of the short story
The Saltwater Cure
. Her fiction has appeared in One Story, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, FiveChapters, Willow Springs, Hayden's Ferry Review, Inkwell, n+1
, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2006. She taught ninth-grade English in Massachusetts for six years; she now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and daughter.
Historical Fiction: The Wages of Sin
After a fourteenth-century English man survives the plague, he's accused of having lost his soul. Exiled from village and family, his life takes a haunting turn.
Mystery: The Museum of Literary Souls
Mr. Berger's quiet life becomes upended when he witnesses a woman flinging herself before a train. His curious investigation leads him to a place utterly beyond comprehension.
Fantasy: A Child of Wight
Eleven-year-old Edgar Wight was born into a formidable family of psychopomps—those who lead souls to the afterlife...