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The Boar’s Gambit

Fiction

October 2022

Vladimir Sorokin

TR. Max Lawton

Fiction

October 2022

The President of a small European country was dozing on a wave bed when his platinum smartphone, resting upon his ebony nightstand, began to...

Fiction

September 2022

Insekt or large verminous thing

Kate Zambreno

Fiction

September 2022

Around dusk one evening in March, I went out back to the small garage, and switched on my small...

Prize Entry

September 2022

Mothers in the Hague

Aparna Surendra

Prize Entry

September 2022

The mothers check their belongings into lockers and pass through metal detectors. They learn the rules of the public...

Prize Entry

September 2022

Class of 1985

Jiaqi Kang

Prize Entry

September 2022

Late spring is when Hangzhou is prettiest, but it is also when the air turns hot, wet and sticky,...

Prize Entry

September 2022

The Professor of Loss

Jekwu Anyaegbuna

Prize Entry

September 2022

The Professor stormed into the brothel’s reception hall in the evening and kicked away our singing radio. It flew...

Prize Entry

September 2022

Heliotrope

Wiggy Bob Snow

Prize Entry

September 2022

Catmint wakes up to the taste of milk and baking soda. He pushes his tongue against his teeth. Swallows...

Galapagos Man, Do You See?

Prize Entry

September 2022

Hannah Jingwen Lee

Prize Entry

September 2022

‘Where are my shoes?’   Alana is threading her way through New Year party detritus, coming towards him. Wallace tries not to stare at...

Prize Entry

September 2022

Come Back, Freddy Krueger!

John Christopher

Prize Entry

September 2022

When I took my boyfriend, Freddy Krueger, home to meet my parents, they were disappointed, grey, fatigued, but not...

Prize Entry

September 2022

Under the Paving Stones, the Sofa

Alex Aspden

Prize Entry

September 2022

The email telling us to return to the office came last week, but I know when I step off...

Ruins

Prize Entry

September 2022

Leeor Ohayon

Prize Entry

September 2022

1.   A mural with a soldier and a worker at its centre. Broken tiles on the floor. A red star, peeling. Angles from...

 

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