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Excerpts from ( g h o s t g e s t u r e s ) by Gabrielle Civil were published in The Offing on July 30, 2021. This interview has been edited for clarity and pace.

I’m at Chinatown’s Poetic Research Bureau in Los Angeles. As we wait for Gabrielle Civil to begin, I notice a fish swimming in a bowl on the podium. Civil is releasing her memoir, Swallow the Fish, and her reputation precedes her to the point where the audience (myself included) is convinced she might ingest the creature in the name of her art…


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Kat Lewis’s “물귀신 | Mul Gwishin” and “Hip Deep in the Chesapeake” were published in The Offing’s Fiction department on February 1, 2021. Q&A conducted by Mary Pappalardo, Fiction Editor.

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Mary Pappalardo: I’d like to start with a real craft question here…


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K-Ming Chang’s “Xiaogui / 小鬼” and “Arcadia” were published in The Offing’s Fiction department on July 6, 2020 and in October 2020 K-Ming joined The Offing staff as the new Editor of the Micro department. Q&A conducted by Julia Chen, Assistant Fiction Editor and Di Jayawickrema, Fiction Reader.

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Dear readers,

We have been and will always be committed to the work of Black, Indigenous, POC, Women, GNC, LGBTQ+, Disabled, and all marginalized peoples. It is with a heavy heart that we have seen the current administration feign ignorance and responsibility during a global pandemic. It is also that same administration that has been pivotal in normalizing abuses of power, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and ableism.

At this very moment people have taken to the streets all across this nation and made it abundantly clear: WE WILL NOT LET THIS STAND!

But what was the spark that set…


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Ian MacAllen’s “The Lives of Paul” was published in The Offing’s Fiction department on February 3, 2020. Q&A conducted by Julia Chen, Reader, Fiction

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Julia Chen: I was immediately struck by the unspecified future/alternate universe you’ve created in “The Lives of Paul”…


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Naihobe Gonzalez’s “Notes on Blackouts” was published in Enumerate in March 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bix Gabriel, Enumerate Editor, asked her for a list of songs she’d like to listen to during a blackout — which somehow seems apropos of social distancing and quarantines.

Naihobe wrote: I chose a list of songs I’d like to listen to during a blackout. They’re all songs by alternative Venezuelan musicians that I think others might enjoy, even if they don’t speak Spanish. …


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Adams Adeosun’s “A Natural History of Briefly Gorgeous Vegetables” was published in The Offing’s Fiction department on November 4, 2019. Q&A conducted by Kosiso Ugwueze, Reader, Fiction

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Kosiso Ugwueze: I loved the relationship between father and son in “A Natural History of…


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An excerpt from Suiyi Tang’s “American Symphony: Other White Lies” was published in The Offing’s Fiction department on October 1, 2019. Q&A conducted by Di Jayawickrema, Fiction Reader.

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Di Jayawickrema: The first excerpt from American Symphony: Other White Lies published at The…


2020 is The Offing’s fifth birthday and Apogee’s ten-year anniversary!

Come celebrate with six authors (all joint contributors) who are writing what’s possible for literatures to come.

We’ll dream up what our communities need for ten more years of extraordinary publishing — writing for us and by us, another decade at the outermost.

Free and open to all. Food and drinks for sale by The Cherrity Bar, just a mile from the convention center. On the ground floor, wheelchair-accessible.

We’re expecting a full house, so come through early.

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Quenton Baker is a poet, educator, and Cave Canem…


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Ọna Anosike’s “The Return” was published in The Offing’s Fiction department on July 29, 2019. Q&A conducted by Bix Gabriel, Fiction Editor.

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Bix Gabriel: One of the aspects of The Return that I loved was how the body becomes, is, vegetation, the…

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