Issue 18

Emerge Literary Journal: 2021, Issue 18

Editor’s Note

Be Well. Write Well. Read Well.



Hauntology in Suburbia“, Dana Blatte

Meditation in Motherhood“, Naomi Ling

What I Hate About the Stars“, Ottavia Paluch

waves: the trough“, “waves: the crest“, and “waves: the salt“, Paxton Grey

Of All Stars the Most Beautiful“, Kayla Aldrich

Ashaway“, Nora Pace

Looking“, Vincent James Perrone

Being Alive“, Chase Ferree

Tomorrow“, Natalie Marino

Anatomy“, SG Huerta

unbecoming” and “a woman named Priyanka“, Paula Ethans

Reverse Archaeology at the Glacier” and “Bronze Shovel for an Anniversary“, JLM Morton

I become a hurricane“, Caroliena Cabada

Age 24“, Christopher Sturdy

Forecast“, Austin Davis

Nexttime“, Andrew Adair

brother, brother, brother“, Lannie Stabile

The End of the World is Broadcast Live on Cable News“, Allison Lowe

Your Dreams and Your Light are Too Ordinary“, Cyndie Randall

Discoveries of a Future with You, My Love“, Sarah Marquez

Esperanza Corner

The quest for nirvana, Claire Marsden

ELJ believes that #mentalillnessawareness and #endingthestigma are of paramount importance. We believe in the necessity of sharing our mental illness and trauma stories to facilitate writing through illness and create broader awareness. We’ve created this corner to allow writers to not only share their stories but to be home to those who share in their experiences.


A Splash of Sun, Tommy Dean

A Slow Fracture, Matt Biundo

Sing to Me of the Final Hour, Andrew Johnston

Birds Over My Washroom, Nachi Keta

A list of things seen at the library book sale table, fanned out like an offering, Jessica Evans

Circling the Drain and Ownership, T.w. Moran

Quake Buzz, Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera

We Were Wolves, Mileva Anastasiadou

Float On, Regan Pucket

One hundred and sixty-two days, Sarah Davy

Jump, Andrea Lynn Koohi

Games For All Ages, Lisa Ferranti

blue grass, Jake McAuliffe

At First, They Think the Bump Under My Brother’s Arm is a Stubborn Bruise, Mira Aleksia Silverman

In the Other’s Mouth, Rosaleen Lynch

Featured Writer

Interview with Tommy Dean

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