2040 Books – James Alan McPherson Book Award Finalists

2040 Books announces this year’s ten finalists for the James Alan McPherson Award! To all of the entrants, thank you for your submissions, and please know that the talent level was extremely high this year, so decisions were not easy to make. From the list...

Author Spotlight: Julie Carrick Dalton

Movement and first loves as a path to writing By Monica Prince   Journalist Julie Carrick Dalton’s manuscript The Poacher’s Code was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program. She’s published more than a thousand articles in...

“The Magnificent” by Michael Tager

Issue 12 / Winter 2018   There was a hole where Magnifico’s rosebushes had been. He contemplated the void, a large gold coin dancing between the knuckles of his left hand. With his right hand, he removed a rock from heavy, scented paper lying on discarded thorns....

“Interior Borders: California” by Désirée Zamorano

Issue 12 / Winter 2018   How do we notice what is not there? What does it take to recognize the missing or the invisible? Driving down a Los Angeles street we had driven down at least one thousand times, I noticed a newly vacant lot. “What used to be there?” I...

“The End of Something” by DS Levy

Issue 12 / Winter 2018   Carla’s trying to decide Payday or Milky Way when a stranger comes up and asks if she’s found the Lord. “Why,” says Carla. “Is he missing?” She’s hungry. Not in the mood for dealing with religious fanatics in the Kentucky Welcome Center’s...