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Contents: Issue 4: July 2020

Fiction Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Hybrids
(Haibun Stories)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Quink Challenge
Faction About Issue 4 Bio Notes CNF, Essays, Etc. Visual Arts Poetic & Hybrid Forms Ekphrastic Works Haibun Haiga & Taiga Poems, Lineated Prose Poems Quink Challenge Tanka Prose

Content Warning: MacQueen’s Quinterly (aka MacQ) contains an eclectic range of literary and artistic works, many of which are suitable only for mature adults. However, an “[R]” after titles below simply indicates reprinted works (or, more accurately, republished works, since MacQ is an online publication).

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Works by an individual may appear under multiple genres below. For a complete list of works by each person, see Index of Contributors.

 
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About Issue 4
Clare MacQueen Intro
Editor’s Choice Award
Statistics
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Quink Writing Challenge
Clare MacQueen About the Contest
 
 

Winner:

Linda Saldaña Mental Distancing in the Time of Quink [flash fiction]
 
 

Three Finalists, unranked, alpha order:

Roberta Beary My Lover Needs Me to Bubble With Her [micro-fiction]
Dennis Marden Clark Quink Again [poem]
Lee Nash Polysemic crush [haibun story]
 
 

Semi-finalists, unranked, alpha order:

Christopher Candice The Q Menagerie [flash fiction]
Pamelyn Casto In the Quink of an Eye [flash fiction]
Kelly Jensen Holding Quinks [prose poem]
Jenine Oosthuizen Quick or Ink? [flash fiction]
Daryl Scroggins The Lexiconic Labyrinth of Millicent Greaves [flash fiction]
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CNF, Essays, Etc.

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Guy Biederman In So Many Words [CNF/craft essay]
Jack Cooper Naming the Phenomenon [with artwork by MaRco Elliot]
Yahia Lababidi [Selected Aphorisms] [R]
 

NOTE:

An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.

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Ekphrastic Works
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Robert L. Dean, Jr. Hands [R] [poem, lineated; plus photograph by Gay Pasley]
Newsboy [poem, lineated]
Paul David Mena [Fresh Graffiti] [R] [micro-poem and photograph]
LeeAnn Pickrell Ode to Coffee [poem, lineated]
Charles D. Tarlton Edmonia Lewis: The Death of Cleopatra [R] [tanka prose]
Rina Terry Playing My Blue Guitar [poem, lineated]
 
Note: If you’re interested in submitting ekphrastic works to us, wonderful! We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read our tips in KYSO Flash, Ephective Ekphrastics: A Guide for Verbalizing Art, which include additional examples of what we’re looking to publish here in MacQueen’s Quinterly as well.
 

NOTE:

An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.

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Featured Artist

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Tiffany Shaw-Diaz Six Works: Poems & Photographs:
Soft Beauty [R] [photograph, allium seed heads]
“floating” [cherita]
Inner World [R] [photograph, succulents]
“studies have shown” [cherita]
Redemption [R] [photograph]
“silence blooms” [cherita]
 
Tiffany Shaw-Diaz Two Watercolors:
Berry nebula [R]
Carving the earth [R]
 

NOTE:

An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.

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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
Roberta Beary Watching Needles Grow [micro]
Roberta Beary See also Quink Writing Challenge above.
Guy Biederman Maraschino [flash]
Heather Bourbeau After November 8 [micro]
Egress [micro]
Hide and Seek [micro]
Christopher Candice See Quink Writing Challenge above.
Pamelyn Casto See Quink Writing Challenge above.
Kathryn Kulpa Slip [flash]
War Bride [micro]
K. Alan Leitch Props [flash]
Nancy Ludmerer After the Play [micro]
Quiet Enjoyment [micro]
You Will Meet a Handsome Stranger [micro]
Jenine Oosthuizen See Quink Writing Challenge above.
Lynn Pattison Evening in the Diner [flash]
Barry Peters Fidelity [flash]
Daryl Scroggins Writer Boy [micro]
Daryl Scroggins See also Quink Writing Challenge above.
 
*At MacQ, Flash Fiction = 501-1,000 words, and Micro-Fiction, no more than 500 words. Word counts do include titles!
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Fiction, Hybrids: Haibun Stories
Jonathan Humphrey Song of Sweat (A Substation in Whitley County, Kentucky)
The Same River
Lee Nash See Quink Writing Challenge above.
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Haibun [prose poem + haiku]
Margaret Dornaus Yesterday/Today
Lucia Fontana Cradle of the CoViD [R]
Jonathan Humphrey See Fiction, Hybrids: Haibun Stories above.
Peter Jastermsky The Thrifter
Thought Trains
Bob Lucky If every day’s a new day,
Mark Meyer five-and-dime theology [R]
Lee Nash See Quink Writing Challenge above.
Andrew Riutta Life Out of Balance [R]
Prayer
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan [R]
 

NOTE:

An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.

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Haiga and Taiga
(Visual Art + Poetry)

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George Digalakis &
Gary S. Rosin
Caught while escaping [haiga]
Lucas Dumrauf &
Gary S. Rosin
Empty chair, bare tree [haiga]
Clare MacQueen Nine Years [taiga]
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Poems, Lineated
Cynthia Anderson Three Micro-Poems:
“tethered to earth”
“the veins” [haiku]
“wrinkles in time” [cherita]
Jack Cooper Two Poems [plus photograph by Kazuko Cooper]:
“Mind to Molecule” [R]
Sunbow [photo of sun halo]
“Feast of Impulse” [R]
Laine Cunningham Selfie
Dennis Marden Clark See Quink Writing Challenge above.
Kika Dorsey during this lockdown
Shirley Hakim No Excuse
Yahia Lababidi For George Floyd [R]
Your Love [R] [micro-poem]
Bob Lucky Shit (an adjective; a noun; a verb), a Sonnet
Barry Peters The Michael Caine Dream
LeeAnn Pickrell Restricted
Gary S. Rosin Fields of Fire [R]
Douglas P. Sjoquist Graveyard [micro-poem]
Charles D. Tarlton Weltanschauung
 

NOTE:

An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.

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Prose Poems
Guy Biederman Rockin’ the Chi
Laine Cunningham Conquistadores
Robert L. Dean, Jr. The Bus to Elysium
Linda Nemec Foster Planting Geraniums on Geranium Street
Tower of Babel
Mary Grimm Inside/Outside
Kelly Jensen See Quink Writing Challenge above.
Lynn Pattison Why,
Daryl Scroggins Nesting Patterns
Charles D. Tarlton Marsh
 
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Tanka Prose
Margaret Dornaus Shitstorm
Claire Everett A Song for Tara
#SkylarkLivesMatter
Charles D. Tarlton See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
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Visual Arts

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Kazuko Cooper See entry for Jack Cooper under
Poems, Lineated above.
George Digalakis &
Gary S. Rosin
See Haiga and Taiga above.
Lucas Dumrauf &
Gary S. Rosin
See Haiga and Taiga above.
 
MaRco Elliott In the Garden City of Earthly Delights [painting]
 
Edmonia Lewis See entry for Charles D. Tarlton under
Ekphrastic Works above.
Gay Pasley See entry for Robert L. Dean, Jr. under
Ekphrastic Works above.
Gary S. Rosin and
George Digalakis
See Haiga and Taiga above.
Gary S. Rosin and
Lucas Dumrauf
See Haiga and Taiga above.
Tiffany Shaw-Diaz See Featured Artist above.
 
Cindy L. Sheppard [Geothermal] [photographs]
 

An “[R]” after titles in the Table of Contents indicates reprinted works (actually, republished works, since this journal is an online, rather than printed, publication).

 
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