The Annual Summer Fiction Issue

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07/22/2009 4:00 AM |

Welcome to The L‘s Summer Fiction Issue. It’s been a pleasure to produce this issue every year — this is the fourth annual edition, and the fifth year of our Literary Upstart competition — for the simple reason that it’s a pleasure to read the stories we publish. (This helps our copyediting immeasurably, for starters.) It’s exciting to participate in the mostly elusive process of contemporary fiction, and we hope you’re excite to participate, too, as the process’ most vital component: readers.

THE STORIES: