6 x 9, 208 pages
In this edition of Monkeybicycle‘s print version, we move back toward the traditional style of fine literature that we so recklessly abandoned for issue five. Loaded with dozens of incredible stories and poems from the likes of Ryan Boudinot, Kim Chinquee, Curtis Smith, Laura van den Berg, as well as so, so many more, this book is for you.
Contributors: Shane Allison, Sheila Ashdown, Richard Barrett, Matt Bell, Ryan Boudinot, Kim Chinquee, Martha Clarkson, Michael Czyzniejewski, Daniel O. Harris, Drew Jackson, Jason Jordan, Jing Li, Frayn Masters, Corey Mesler, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, CS Reid, Nora Robertson, Sarah Salway, Curtis Smith, Tyler Stoddard Smith, John Spiers, Joe Sullivan, Matthew Summers-Sparks, Twixt, Laura van den Berg, Cody Walker, Brandi Wells, and Jay Wexler.
“The issue hums along between realism and the surreal and the effect is that of a well-balanced meal.”
“Monkeybicycle is a publication that knows its audience very well and does an excellent at job at assembling a range of writing that will appeal to that audience and still remain compelling to outliers. That, I think, is the hallmark of great editorial work.”
“. . . a wry sensibility and an evocative, observant quality.”
—Prick of the Spindle
“The stories and poems here are well-crafted, but they feel spontaneous in their energy and inventiveness. They’re the kind of stories that people who don’t ordinarily like stories could accidentally fall into and then not come up for air for minutes afterward.”
“While this issue serves up a heaping helping of classic MB stories there are great surprises inked on these pages. Read it cover to cover or hunt and pick, it don’t make no never mind to me, you’ll end up reading and loving the whole thing either way.”