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Limit five submissions per person.

Notes on Music Submissions

Exclusive Content 2014

Music (download mp3 zip) Stream the 2014 music here!
"Foolin' Myself" - Under Two Tables
"The Sprint" - Kyle Tivnan
"Mines Rap" - Scott Roman and the Conors
"Tough Guy" - Something Cliche
"Grenade Gun" - The Ghoulies
"Winter Improvisation 2" - Derek Hart
"Jalaprang" - Rotund'jere
"The Bends" - Pandapples
"Eschatology" - Asphoria
"Into the Fray" - Monroe Sky
"Hopscotch" - Under Two Tables
Bounty - Elliott (download pdf) "The bounty hunter had been told the details, but not the big picture, as always. The Argevinian spaceport (a large space station off of Argevin IV) had been compromised by some sort of parasitic infection..." (fiction) Butts, Meet Roger - Thomas (download pdf) "Grimy. Grimy is how I would describe the sewers. The literal meaning of the word fits, and the word feels like the sewers. Grime lives in the sewers. It’s really everything that you come to expect..." (fiction) With Fire in Her Eyes - Premo (download pdf) "I wake up to a loud groaning of my stomach and a painful lurch, I knew I shouldn’t have eaten so much of her mac and cheese last night. I roll over to have a look at her, so fare her skin is..." (fiction) Medication - Kopecky (download pdf) "Maybe it was all in my head. I mean, there is a lot going on in there with the images, voices, and that damn little yapping dog. I just want to kick that thing. Anyways, I was wandering the halls looking for something to do..." (fiction) Man's Head Explodes in Barber's Chair - Gee (download pdf) "The cops don’t believe me. They’ve taken my blood splattered apron and my testimony but they think I’m crazy. Sure I had a record, but that was twenty years ago. I’m cleaned up. I’m a barber. I help people..." (fiction)

Past Exclusive Content

2010 Extra Music (download mp3 zip) "Birmingham" - jKiD
"Everywhere in Between" - The Dots
"Fly Out into the Wind" - Wiedel
"Futurebound" - McQuade
Grace - McMurray (download PDF) "The amount of time mom has spent doing grandma's hair & makeup is incalculable. The same could be said of grandma herself. Before dementia set in, she was frequently to be found visiting the elderly..." (photojournalism) Night of the Cry of the Cat - Fraikor (Download PDF) "Judith Celeste Wasserman sat on a mountain peak sandstone slab, her feet precariously dangling over a cliff that dropped 1200 feet into a gaping mountain chasm. She took a very deep, slow breath of cool air..." (fiction)

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Samuel Fritkin (art / poetry)
Katie Gilchrist (fiction* / music)
Jesse Glover (art*)
Andrew Hemesath (fiction)
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Carolyn Pauly (art / poetry)
Rachel Pierce (art / fiction)
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Frances Richardson (art*)
Heather Schovane (art / fiction)
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