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How to Survive a Grizzly Attack

~Colin Matthes

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2017 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Congratulations to our 2017 Pushcart Prize nominees! Ryan J. Browne, “Night Ride with Crazy Horse” Lorain Urban, “Field Trip” Catherine Young, “Islands” Bonnie Jill Emanuel, “Prayer Down Depot Road” Vincent Wixon, “Apocalypse” Dylan Krieger, “fake barns”

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A Distinguished Mystery Story

Congratulations to Dennis Day, whose story, “The Fixer,” in Midwest Review 4 was named a Distinguished Mystery Story in Best American Mystery Stories 2016.

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