Congratulations to this year's Flying Island Journal Best of the Net nominees! Also a special thank you to our editors and readers for all their work for the journal. Winning entries will be announced near the end of January, 2022. For more information on Best of the Net, visit: http://bestofthenetanthology.com/ POETRY "During the night" poem by Laurel Smith https://www.flyingislandjournal.org/.../during-night-poem... "Rainwater Hair" poem by Steve Brammell https://www.flyingislandjournal.org/.../rainwater-hair... "My Shame is the Bowl of Duck's Blood Soup" poem by Natalie Solmer https://www.flyingislandjournal.org/.../my-shame-is-bowl... "Racket" poem by Amy Ash https://www.flyingislandjournal.org/.../racket-poem-by... "The Dolls of 2020" poem by Jenny Kalahar https://www.flyingislandjournal.org/.../the-dolls-of-2020... "Peach Tree on Winfield" poem by Kyle Hunter https://www.flyingislan
Dear Flying Island Readers: Welcome to the 9.21 Edition of the Flying Island Journal! We have two contributors in creative nonfiction. Both pieces offer moments of reflection. One piece draws a portrait of the writer's personal journey with 9/11 while the other draws a portrait of a man who has made a lasting imprint on the writer's life. We hope you enjoy this issue. Be on the lookout for fee-free submissions! We'd love to see your work. Check back at the end of October for the next issue. Happy Fall! Thank you for reading, Flying Island Editors CREATIVE NONFICTION Dan Carpenter, "Recovering Dom Sebastian" Robin Myers, "The Priest + The Chapel + The Pile" Follow us! Twitter: @JournalFlying Instagram: @flyingislandjournal Are you a writer who is from the Midwest or has close ties to the Midwest? We'd love to read your work. Submissions info in the tab above.