Story: Rebeka Singer

About An Iguana Dad went on a road trip. Said he was headed south, destination Florida, so he could lie on the beach and just relax. He had been retired, (as he liked to put it), but just plain unemployed, for nearly ten years. He spent his days smoking pot, gambling at the casino, and … Continue reading


Poem: Sandra Kolankiewicz

Round Up Ready The black and white long-haired cat in the tree believes he’s a sparrow. At least that’s what my neighbor tells me this morning, and that his hens aren’t laying in their coop, their feed rich but producing nothing in them. His herbicide jug with its efficient pump sits on his back porch … Continue reading


Three Questions: Mathieu Cailler

We excerpted Mathieu Cailler‘s new chapbook, Clothelines (Red Bird Press) during the summer. A graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts, his work has been published in numerous national and international literary journals, including Ardor, Epiphany, and The Saturday Evening Post. He has been named a finalist for the Glimmer Train New Writers Award and the New Rivers Press American Fiction Prize, as … Continue reading


Excerpt: Michelle Bailat-Jones

From Fog Island Mountains The day ticks along, morning has passed on into afternoon, and now we are moving closer to evening and somewhere out over the ocean the winds have started pressing the storm toward us, we can feel it if we pay attention, a thickening in the air, a smell of heavy rain, … Continue reading


Story: Thomas Kearnes

A Failed Story About My Father It’s almost midnight and Canton is such a small-time, out-of-time shitkicker town, there’s only one store open close to the hotel. I trudge through the overgrown lawn bordering the hotel parking lot and make my way toward one of those stores that’s one-half gas station and one-half fast food … Continue reading

Ground Up

Mid-Week Feature: Sarah Hayes

from Heart of Everything That Is Go Inside a Stone Go inside a stone hands wedged to the wrist into the flake of it the flake: inviting slash of waterways and cold fractures, fissures and weaknesses this map of eons coming undone (slowly reforming) Go inside a stone finger tips gripping awkwardly in small pockets, … Continue reading


Poem: John Grey

Interiors of Our Brief Glimpses intimacy around here is a condition; a necessary evenness — the marrow is dark specks of the heart — a flame consuming its own happiness — into my blood and nerve and into that entangling tide of soil, into the hermetic circle of how light somewhere left the moon hanging … Continue reading


New Titles from Lit House Press

Lit House Press is pleased to announce the release of two new titles: —Responsibility by Kelsie Hahn  and All These Cures by Kelly DuMar.                         Responsibility is Kelsie Hahn’s first published collection. Her fiction has appeared in Barrelhouse, The Southeast Review, Caketrain, NANO Fiction, … Continue reading


Excerpt: Lisa Mangini

From Bird Watching at the End of the World Bird Watching at the End of the World (ii) It starts with a certain stillness — a wing held up at a right angle, head cocked as if the grackle is watching me back. It is hard to see clearly from here, but perhaps he holds … Continue reading


Lit House Press Chapbooks! Buy One, Get One!

Our new chapbooks are almost done at the printer, so we decided to make the wait a little easier. Order one of our NEW chapbooks—Responsibility by Kelsie Hahn or All These Cures by Kelly DuMar—and get one of our current titles—A Pocket Guide to North American Ghosts by Joe Kapitan or Placemats by Ken Pobo—for … Continue reading


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