Boxcar by David-Matthews Barnes

July 9, 2018

David-Matthew Barnes is the award-winning author of several novels and collections of stage plays, monologues, scenes, and poetry. His screenplays and teleplays have been official selections in the Hollywood Screenplay Contest, the Inspired Minds Short Film and Screenplay Competition, the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition in London, and the Film Makers TV Writing Competition in Los Angeles. He has been an arts educator for more than a decade. For more information, please visit http://www.davidmatthewbarnes.com.     BOXCAR A screenplay for a short … READ MORE…

Native Son by Steve Werkmeister

July 9, 2018

Steve Werkmeister is an English professor at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. He was born and raised in Nebraska and now resides in Olathe, Kansas, with his family. His first poetry collection, The Unauthorized Autobiography: Composed of Fragments, Distortions, Mythologies & Lies (PunksWritePoems Press), was published in fall 2016. He has a literature-focused blog at https://stevesofgrass.wordpress.com/, and you can find him on Twitter @SteveWerkmyster.     Native Son   When I was a kid, every old Mexican I … READ MORE…

Track 16 by Benjamin Schmitt

July 9, 2018

Benjamin Schmitt is the Best Book Award and Pushcart nominated author of two books, Dinner Table Refuge (PunksWritePoemsPress, 2015) and The global conspiracy to get you in bed (Kelsay Books, 2013). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sakura Review, Hobart, Grist, The Columbia Review, Two Thirds North, and elsewhere. You can read his scary stories for kids in the Amazon Rapids app. He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle where he also reviews books, curates a … READ MORE…

Self-Portrait as Chicken Dinner by Erin Slaughter

July 9, 2018

Erin Slaughter is editor and co-founder of literary journal The Hunger, and the author of two poetry chapbooks: GIRLFIRE (dancing girl press, 2018) and Elegy for the Body(Slash Pine Press, 2017). You can find her writing in Prairie Schooner, Passages North, F(r)iction, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. Originally from north Texas, she is pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at Florida State University. Her first full-length poetry collection is forthcoming from New Rivers Press in 2019.   Self-Portrait as Chicken Dinner … READ MORE…

Suga by Fierce Sonia (Editor’s Pick Winner)

July 4, 2018

Fierce Sonia’s work, Suga, has been selected as our Editor’s Pick by New Plains Review’s Visual Art Editor, Stella Kim. We found the piece to be beautiful, strong, and one of our favorites from this round of submissions. Fierce Sonia is a mixed media artist. She builds a substrate with acrylic paint and collage. A narrative is constructed by the tension between the lush layers moving to dreamy feminine mindscapes with a brighter palette. If you listen closely her work … READ MORE…

Visual Art by John Chavers

July 4, 2018

John Chavers enjoys working as a writer, artist, and photographer. His work has been accepted for publication at The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library – So It Goes Annual Literary Journal, Cream City Review, Whitefish Review, 3Elements Review, JuxtaProse, Camas Magazine, Stonecoast Review, Permafrost Magazine, and The William and Mary Review, among others. This April he will be a guest artist with The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SiM) at Korpúlfsstaðir in Reykjavík.   Flourishes in Partial Shade, Digital, 11 x … READ MORE…

Visual Art by Ian Hanesworth

July 4, 2018

Ian Hanesworth is a visual artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. Their artistic practice investigates the systems of reciprocity and the malleability of queer identity through material explorations in textiles, printmaking and painting. Ian is a current senior studying fine arts at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Medicinal herb study, Woodcut print on cotton fabric naturally dyed with elderberries, 9″ x 13″, 2017   Apt 304, Oil paint on wood panel, 48″ x 44″, 2016

Vernlangen by Matteo Bona

July 4, 2018

Matteo Bona was born on January 1st, 1997, in Asti (Piedmont, Italy). He studied at the Public Scientific High School Francesco Vercelli. Now he study Foreign Languages and Modern Literatures at the Università del Piemonte Orientale. He published his first poem’s collection “Beyond the Poetry” during 2015 and “Nothingness Sense” during 2017. He received the Roma 3 Academic Prize “Apollo Dionisiaco” for the Unpublished Poem and the “Cesare Beccaria” Prize for the Figurative Art, both during 2016. He’ll publish the … READ MORE…

Make-up: A Living Painting by Camelia Badea

July 4, 2018

Kamelia (born Kamelia Badea, in 1994, Bucharest) currently lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. In 2016 she graduated from the Painting Department of the National University of Arts of Bucharest, being the student of one of the greatest contemporary artists of Romania, Mihai Sârbulescu. In 2015 she received Erasmus scholarship and studied at Ege University from Izmir, Turkey. ‘Foxy’ – Acrylics on canvas, 50×60 cm, 2016 ‘The Pink Side of The Moon’ – Acrylics on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2016 ‘SAMCRO’ – … READ MORE…

Visual Art by Amy Hambrecht

July 4, 2018

Amy Hambrecht is a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She investigates space through the experimentation of mediums. Untitled, oil on masonite panel, 4ftx6ft, 2017   Room With A View With A View, oil, pencil, acrylic, gesso on linen, 3ftx4ft, 2017