MQR Issue 60:3, Summer 2021

The Fiction Issue

Cover art by Eduardo Paolozzi, courtesy of UMMA and Diane Kirkpatrick

Table of Contents


Polly Rosenwaike: Closer


  • Farah Ali: Beautiful
  • Felipe Bomeny: Tubarão
  • Dounia Choukri: Black Bread
  • Ye Chun: Anchor Baby
  • Susan Muaddi Darraj: Behind You is the Sea
  • Ru Freeman: Retaining Walls
  • Wayne Lee Gay: Hustler Remembers Stanley
  • Elizabeth McCracken: A Double Act
  • Alix Ohlin: Always a Fan
  • Karen Parkman: The Remembered Earth
  • Diana Spechler: Expecting


  • Lauren Groff: Craft and Inspiration, or Serious Play and Moral Ferocity
  • Kristen Roupenian: My Generation Doesn’t Do Internships: A Job at MQR