Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Issue Thirty-Nine of The Collagist: In this issue, we have new fiction from Dylan Nice, Amber Sparks, Daniel Grandbois, and Margaret Patton Chapman, as well as excerpts from three exciting new novels: Big Ray by Michael Kimball, Fra Keeler by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, and The House Enters the Street by Gretchen E. Henderson

In poetry, we have new work by Donora Hillard, Matthew Poindexter, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, and Stephanie Cawley. Our non-fiction this month comes from returning contributor Eugenia Leigh, with an essay titled "What I Learned About Love and Billionaires in 26 Hours."

Our book reviews this month include coverage of Understories by Tim Horvath (reviewed by Tom DeBeauchamp), The Map of the System of Human Knowledge by James Tadd Adcox (reviewed by Chris Emslie), Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake by Heidi Lynn Staples (reviewed by Kristen Orser), Office Girl by Joe Meno (reviewed by Molly O'Brien), The Last Warner Woman by Kei Miller (reviewed by Nathan Huffstutter).

As always, thanks to all of the above contributors for being a part of this issue, and thanks to you and all the rest of our readers for visiting us this month.

Matt Bell
The Collagist