We're back, we're growing, and it's time for a second volume!
Our poetry editor, Rachael, has her birthday in January. As 2021 was coming to a close, she declared that for her birthday, the theme of our first issue in Volume 2 would be something wild and uncanny.
The spark that ignited What You See Is What You Get was born.
The theme must have resonated with writers, too: This issue has taken first place as the issue with the most submissions we have ever received.
We're proud to share this issue with you now, at long last. On our digital pages this time around, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll wonder, what's wrong with this writer?
And we wouldn't have it any other way.
Featured authors and poets for Volume 2, Issue 1: What You See Is What You Get
Aftertaste | Hilari Anderson
Last of its Unkind | Rebecca Dempsey
The Greys | Gemma Elliott
Boots | Lauren Everdell
The Headliner | James Gianetti
My Only Swerving | Justin Goodman
Explanation of Benefits | Brynn Herndon
Your Best Guess | Zeke Jarvis
Waiting for Midnight and Beyond | Katrina Johnston
Robert | Micah Muldowney
Opossum | Zach Murphy
Tastes Killer | AJ Newsom
Winner's Curse | Nora Sun
Señor Quispe's Predicament and the Imperfection of Contentment | Harris Walker
Hand | Marthea Webber
Funbags | Kate Carey
Mine | Melissa Mulvihill
Cardinal | Melissa Nunez
I Want My Time With You | Paula Aamli
May Morning (And I Am Called Away) | Paula Aamli
Form M-8068: Application for Christmas Miracle | Michael Chin
[untitled 1] | Ivan de Monbrison
[untitled 2] | Ivan de Monbrison
[untitled 3] | Ivan de Monbrison
Reserves | Deborah Finding
distracted | Deborah Finding
Madison | Nicholas Barton Law
The Mythology of Hunting | Louise Mather
An atheist’s day off | Mikey May
Last Asleep, First Awake | Jesse Miksic
Loran Kyle | Micah Muldowney
Birth of Venus | Joe Painter
There is a limit | Sara Lynne Puotinen
swiper no swiping | Nat Raum
We Live in the Gray | James Roach
The Barred Owl | Amanda Roth
Past Lives | Paige Elizabeth Wajda
The Calling | Amanda Rachelle Warren
Maybe Another Spell Might | Mikal Wix
Miss Merry Sexton Regales the Dead Ringers | Mikal Wix