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Our Best of the Net Nominees

Extract(s) is pleased to announce our nominees for Sundress Publications’ 2013 Best of the Net awards. We were limited in what we could choose based on dates (work published between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014), but we plan to keep making nominations each year so your favorites from this summer will get their chance! … Continue reading

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Excerpt: Marion Cohen

From Sizes Only Slightly Distinct Weird Consumer Offerings 1) Weird Clothing Store It contains a single rack and the clothes are all the same. Moreover, in order to make a purchase, you have to first register in the back room. There’s a piece of paper with five large wobbly letters to identify. They want to … Continue reading

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(Archive) Story: Christopher DiCicco

Bloodhounds Simon doesn’t want a Golden Retriever. Not like other boys his age. What my son wants is different. “Dad,” he says, “I want to be a dog.” He’s a good kid, Simon, doesn’t complain about much, not my lousy dinners or my pacing the backyard as I call everyone his mother knows—so I play … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Feature: Sally Deskins & Laura Madeline Wiseman

from Leave of Absence: An Illustrated Guide to Common Garden Affection   Sally Deskins is an artist, art writer and writer. Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Omaha, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, Pittsburgh, Ohio and Chicago; and has been published in publications such as Certain Circuits, Weave Magazine, and Painters & Poets. She has … Continue reading

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Poem: Mary Buchinger

Passage of Time in Paute, Ecuador Doesn’t here. No minutes nipped off the sun’s stage, a day’s a day’s a day, June, January; what changes, only the moon hanging off the Southern Cross elusive, in this narrow sky scraped into furrows by ever-lasting peaks; absent in this time of drought, a wet to alternate with … Continue reading

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Three Questions: Alex Stolis

Alex Stolis is a frequent Extract(s) contributor. Most recently we featured an excerpt from his latest chapbook, Justice for All,  collaborative pieces with Susan Solomon from their chapbook A Cabal of Angels, and some sections of his long poem “Imagine that world; the one without an alphabet.”  He has a number of books forthcoming including, … Continue reading

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Excerpt: Mathieu Cailler

From Clotheslines Clotheslines On the hot summer day the girl helps her mother with the laundry Plucks soggy clothes from the basket— weighty and full Stands on her tippy toes and flings jeans over the string She loves the indigo blue of her dad’s denim and the whisper white of her mother’s nightgown It’s like … Continue reading

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We Want Your Stories

Extract(s) is always looking for great stories to share with our readers. We admit, we are are pretty tough when it comes to accepting work, but if you have something you believe matches up with what we love, let us have a look! Our word limit for stories–fiction, personal essay, and creative non-fiction–is 1,500 words. … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Feature: Elizabeth Mastrangelo

Reclamation: A Prose Poetry Filmscript inspired by Gregory Crewdson photography   Elizabeth Mastrangelo’s main trade is teaching English to ninth- and eleventh-graders at an all-boys prep school. At night, she attends Emerson College’s MFA program in Creative Writing as a Dean’s Fellow. Liz freelances in her free time, ghostwriting romance novellas and website copy. She … Continue reading

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Poem: Rose Hunter

[dust] when i went with him to the plaza of the snail and we ate ice cream under a plastic leaf next to one of those garbage boxes in one of those cordoned off lounges just over from the food court. the lights were dim and i choked for the second time that day and … Continue reading

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