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Let's Talk About Sex

Issue #71, Summer 2019

In Creative Nonfiction #71: "Let's Talk about Sex," writers invite us to share some of their most intimate moments—first times, last times, and everything in between. By turns joyous, hopeful, playful, wistful, and sometimes even uncomfortable, the stories in this issue expand our understanding of how—and why—people (and houseflies and sea urchins) “do it.”

Plus: five tips for great sex (writing); the eroticism of essaying; the art of the long sentence; tiny truths; and more.

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What's the Story #71 Lee Gutkind

It takes great courage for writers to bring the realities and secrets of their lives to the surface to share. read more

The High-Wire Act Joe Moran

How to string your reader along read more

Online Reading

Daydream Believer

Heidi McKinley

An interview with Patricia Hampl more

The Hotel Cadiz

Suzanne Roberts

It only takes a minute to destroy a marriage. more

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Show Me All Your Scars

Edited by Lee Gutkind

Addressing bipolar disorder, OCD, trichotillomania, self-harm, PTSD, and other diagnoses, these original true stories vividly depict the difficulties and sorrows--and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards--of living with mental illness. more

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