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Fiction | The Online Edition

Slobber and Drool

Jess Arndt

‘My face, not the glass, was blurry. I had no idea what I really looked like besides lumpy, fuzzy, profuse.’

Fiction | The Online Edition

It Was a Dog

Amaryllis Gacioppo

‘She liked to eat until her thighs felt gelatinous and slick with sweat, and her stomach ballooned out, sore and firm as though she had drunk cement that had now set.’

Art & Photography | The Online Edition

True Story

Toyin Ojih Odutola & Yaa Gyasi

‘What if our art had not been stolen, our people not enslaved? What if we imagined a good story, a righteous and just story, and then we worked to make it true?’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness?

Kevin Brazil

‘You never can wholly control the things you cling to. But you can figure out what has made you the surface you are.’

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Poetry | Issue 145

Cotton Variation

Cortney Lamar Charleston

‘fibrous little trauma fruit, wan little wound-licker’

Poetry | Issue 140

crown

Danez Smith

‘the boy claps me between / his hands & i break apart like glitter’

Poetry | The Online Edition

Three Poems

Hannah Regel

‘It makes no difference / If the devil has been defeated or if it is your character’

Poetry | The Online Edition

Three Poems

Shane McCrae

‘I wanted to and then / Remembered why I want to never’

Poetry | The Online Edition

Three Poems

Vivek Narayanan

‘half-sunk / into ground for all those years / of negative subsisten­ce’

News, Prizes and Events

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Three Granta Winners of Pushcart Prize XLV

Stories by Julia Armfield and David Means, and an essay by Poppy Sebag-Montefiore have been included in the Pushcart Prize Anthology XLV.

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Daniel O’Malley and Alexia Tolas Shortlisted for 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Two stories published by Granta are shortlisted for the 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.

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Thea Lim in Best Canadian Stories 2020

‘If You Start Breathing’ by Thea Lim has been selected to feature in Best Canadian Stories 2020.