Cover of Subtropics 18


Christina Nichol
Infinite Village | Interview
Riding in the Car with Muslim Boys

Matthew Lippman
Disappear Like an Owl

Jon Loomis
At the Diamond School of Dance
Whitefish Lake, Fifth of July

C. Dylan Bassett
When after too much, Job finally fell asleep | Interview

Bernard Quiriny
Translated by Edward Gauvin
A Neverending Bender

Circe Maia
Translated by Jesse Lee Kercheval
¿Se oye el ruido de la limadura?
(Can you hear the sound of filing?)

Edward Mayes
Norbi Lábas Sings Ótöm Leves and We Think Again About Mortmain

Angie Hogan
Flirt’s Tragedy Redux

Christopher Citro
The Secret Lives of Little Girls

Sheila Kohler
A Common Ancestor

Charles Wyatt

Katherine Bode-Lang
Daughter II

Geri Doran
Morning in Lower Boscaswell
Fish Light

Mark Jude Poirier
The Yalie

Bruce Beasley
The Responsive Amens

Cally Conan-Davies
What Beauty Sleeps

Jehanne Dubrow
Sutherland in Concert

Mel Kenne
Snail Wail

Chinelo Okparanta
Hello, I Think You’re Gorgeous! | Interview

Analicia Sotelo
A Little Charm

Jennifer Atkinson
Landscape of One Hundred Words

Okla Elliott
The Patience of the Land Mine | Interview

Lisa Hartz
The Boy, Kandinsky, 1876

Brandon Kershner
Our Lady of the Brilliant Sky

Patricio Pron
Translated by Kathleen Heil
One of the Last Things My Father Said to Me

John Weir

Amy Hempel
Fort Bedd


May 21, 2015

We are extremely pleased to announce that Becky Hagenston’s “The Upside-Down World” and Christopher Merkner’s “Cabins” (Subtropics 16) have been chosen by Laura Furman to appear in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015.


February 16, 2015

Our reading period for fiction and non-fiction will close on February 28th, 2015 rather than March 15th, 2015. The reading period for poetry will close on March 15th, 2015.


December 1, 2014

We are extremely pleased to announce that Chinelo Okparanta’s “Fairness” (Subtropics 14) has been chosen by Laura Furman to appear in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014.

Congratulations to Peter Cameron, whose story “After the Flood” from Subtropics 15 has been selected by Jennifer Egan for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2014.

Read to Write Stories has published an interview with Alex Perez (Subtropics 10) about his story “Eggs,” as well as a writing exercise about creating the world of the story.