Salomé Issue 2: July

 

Cover art by Madeline Gobbo

Cover art by Madeline Gobbo

You all loved the print version so we've printed even more this time. Get yourself headed over here for that ink on paper feeling (+ digital options). 

In the meantime, here's a sample of July's issue. 

A Letter From our Founder / Our Writers & Artists

Body Bits by Kathryn Rust

Body Bits by Kathryn Rust

One Night Stand by Siobhan Hurley

One Night Stand by Siobhan Hurley

'Annuniciation' by Ayame Whitfield

Mary’s body curled in on itself at night, imagining the blooming inside, the growing warmth germinating like summer barley. When she closed her eyes, she could still see golden wings, the glitter of eyes too pale to be human. The glitter of eyes too many to be human... Read more >>

Lady in the Sun by Kathryn Rust

Lady in the Sun by Kathryn Rust

'Bird of Paradise' by Federica Silvi

1. Before

I must have been around fifteen when I first met Alice; she wasn't much older, but in my mind, there were light years between us. Everything about her added to a cocktail of admiration, impatience and powerlessness I kept forcing down my throat...Read more >>

Carrot Legs by Else Simpson

Carrot Legs by Else Simpson

'Morrigan's Daughters' by Zoe Mitchell

The time has come. Pass beyond

pain. Cast off your desire to blink us

out of sight. How do you think

that makes a girl feel? I get it... Read more >> 

Body by Megan Llewellyn

Body by Megan Llewellyn

'Deluge' by Joy Lanzendorfer

The woman’s personality wouldn’t stay inside her. She vomited it into the corner of the literary gathering, a gush flowing out of her and behind the ship-shaped bar. She tried to clamp it down. When someone asked her a question, she attempted to answer in a neat trickle...  Read more >>

 

Curves by Grace Robson

Curves by Grace Robson

'In the city of O' by Beth Jellicoe

In the city of O, none of the young men have their own teeth.

Once it was fashionable, now it’s ubiquitous.

It was started by one of the big companies who pioneered self-cleaning metal dentures.... Read more >>

Naked Lady with Plants by Kathryn Rust

Naked Lady with Plants by Kathryn Rust

'Eve's Spilling Secrets' by Nicole Le Marie

The dust hangs in the air, before moving to the windowsill with entitled tardiness. It is a privilege to be late, that is what her mother tells her. Eve's mother, who works nights at the warehouse and days at the tills... Read more >>

Rise Above by Madeline Gobbo

Rise Above by Madeline Gobbo

'What Mother Would Have Wanted' by Stephanie Hutton

Mother’s letter of last instruction was of course addressed only to me. It stated every detail of how I was to serve her organs as the post-funeral supper. Never one to trust my judgment or culinary skills... Read More >>

Face in Hands by Javie Huxley

Face in Hands by Javie Huxley

'The Last Time' by Rebecca Hoffman

It’s not the last time, but it’s the second to last, or third, or fourth, or fifth—it’s one of the last times and you know it... Read more >>

Giantess Pet by Madeline Gobbo

Giantess Pet by Madeline Gobbo

'The Polack Joke' by Kristie Letter

Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania

Gloria Parker pressed her cereal down in the still-warm milk. They never got the pasteurized stuff. This was probably why Gloria’s stomach hurt on the bus... Read more >>

Story(cycle), Pages 40-41 by Kathryn Briggs

Story(cycle), Pages 40-41 by Kathryn Briggs

'Lowing' by Jessica Rigney

You’ve been in the fields again, he says yes

he says, the seeds of the grass are all over

you. Yes, she says, and opening like the field...  Read more >>

Pear Bottom by Else Simpson

Pear Bottom by Else Simpson

'Photoshoot' by Sara Backer

A young man named Victor calls me Miss

and leads me to the small room

set up to film my closeups... Read more >>

Lady of the Evening by Kathryn Rust

Lady of the Evening by Kathryn Rust

'Destinia' by Amber Agha

A wave of generational tales flows through me

My yoni my body a benchmark for every blow

every stamp of ownership... Read more >> 


Like what you've read so far and hankering after a print copy for your coffee table? We've got copies of July's issue waiting for you here