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Summer 2014

“She regrets not what was, but what should have been, could have been.” —Marie NDiaye's self-portrait in green; Roxane Gay at war; Edward Carey on seeing and being seen; Rachel Farbiarz and Stefania Heim on Memorial Hill; new fiction by Jensen Beach, Elizabeth Gaffney, and J. Robert Lennon; poems by Camille Rankine, Craig Morgan Teicher, Marina Tsvetaeva, and others; and introducing Jamel Brinkley.

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Call for Artists

Illustrate Kelly Link for APS 22

We are absolutely thrilled to be publishing a story from Kelly Link’s forthcoming collection in our fall issue. Part Philip K. Dick, part Pygmalion, “The New Boyfriend” is a twisted send-up of Twilight-era teenage love. APS Readers, we’re giving you the chance to illustrate it for us.


Jack Livings

New York, NY | August 5

Join FSG at 192 Books for a reading and celebration of Jack Livings's latest story collection, The Dog. Two stories from Livings's collection, "Donate!" and "The Heir," previously appeared in A Public Space.

Public Event

Elizabeth Gaffney

Brooklyn, NY | August 5

Join us at the Brooklyn Historical Society for a reading by APS editor-at-large Elizabeth Gaffney, whose novel When the World Was Young will be released this week from Random House. And if you miss Tuesday's event, join us at Greenlight the following evening for a second reading moderated by Susan Choi.

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