Sententia 5: Longer Work

S5coverSententia 5: Short Fiction After 5k

Today, I turn forty-nine, and I’m standing behind the counter, rows and rows of cigarettes lining the wall behind my head. It’s not Wednesday, my free day, and Sanjay’s wife told him there was no way I was getting extra time off, so here I am, smiling at truckers and high school punks from behind this Plexiglas on my birthday. from “Pushing 50 at the 7-11″ by JP Reese

245 pages, featuring long stories by Julian Berengaut, Sarah Bridgins, Matthew Dexter, Regina Edwards, Madeline ffitch, Diane Lefer, Josh Ostergaard, JP Reese, Frank Roger, Shya Scanlon, An Tran, and Erika T. Wurth. Cover art by Jonathan Allen.

Edited by Paula Bomer and Adam Robinson

Coming soon in eBook and print ($10)

Also check out the latest from Sententia, The Weaklings (XL) by Dennis Cooper

Sententia 4: What She Says

What She Says: The All Women Writers Issue
164 pages
edited by Paula Bomer, Amy King and Jen Michalski
$10 (+$2 shipping)


Including work by:
Betsy Boyd, Ana Bozicevic, Mikita Brottman, Megan Calhoun, Ching-In Chen, Andrea DeAngelis, Kathy Flann, Sherrie Flick, Heather Fowler, Ana Garcia Bergua, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Jen Grow, Toshiya Kamei, Elise Levine, Sara Lippmann, Khadijah Queen, Treasure Shields Redmond, Metta Sama, Ellen McGrath Smith, Sara Jane Stoner, Meg Tuite, Carolyn Zaikowski, Darija Zilic

About the editors of Sententia 4:

Amy King’s most recent book, I Want to Make You Safe, is forthcoming from Litmus Press. She is currently preparing a book of interviews with the poet Ron Padgett, works with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College. Please visit for more.

Jen Michalski‘s first collection of fiction, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, is available from So New (2007), her second is forthcoming from Dzanc (2013), and her novella MAY-SEPTEMBER (2010) was published by Press 53 as part of the Press 53 Open Awards. Her chapbook CROSS SECTIONS (2008) is available from Publishing Genius. She also is the editor of the anthology CITY SAGES: BALTIMORE (CityLit Press 2010), which won a 2010 “Best of Baltimore” award from Baltimore Magazine. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, and is co-host of the monthly reading series The 510 Readings in Baltimore.

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The “Pitch” issue, curated by Shya Scanlon includes novel excerpts from Nick Bredie, Hosho McCreesh, Kevin Spaide, Nora Jean Lang, Samuel Snoek-Brown, Michael Hickins, Abeer Hoque, and Fred Skolnik

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Sententia 2

Sententia #2 features poetry, fiction, and essays by Gregory Sherl, Peter Schwartz, Brad Green, Pacze Moj, Samantha Ducas, Howard C. Mueller IV, Ali Abdolrezaei, b.l. pawelek, Shaindel Beers, Neila Mezynski, Amanda Deo, Andrew Roe, Nathan Graziano, Jessica Anya Blau, Ethel Rohan, Josh Goller, Janey Smith, Meg Tuite, Timmy Waldron, Michael Pollock, Claire Foster, Nate House, Scott McClanahan, Ken Sparling, Robert Lopez, Christian TeBordo, Roxane Gay, and Barry Graham.

Sententia 1

Sententia #1 contains poetry and fiction from Lindsay Ahl, Keith Nathan Brown, Charlotte DeAth, Elizabeth Ellen, Meg Files, Roxane Gay, Howie Good, Rose Hunter, Drew Kalbach, Jen Michalski, Mary Miller, Mark Mirsky, Geoffrey Nutter, B.L. Pawelek, Sam Pink, Adam Robinson, Shya Scanlon, Fariel Shafee, J.J. Steinfeld, Robert Swartwood, Serena Tome, Steven Trull, Brian Wilkins, and Scott Wrobel