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The Essential Worker

The seven linked stories in Australian author Jane Turner Goldsmith's The Essential Worker recall that eerie and uncertain time, the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, when no one really knew what was happening on our planet.

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With our current issue The Essential Worker, we have published, 49 online chapbooks — 26 fiction, 5 CNF/memoir and 5 poetry collections, each featuring one author — and 13 anthologies by multiple authors. The anthologies may also be downloaded as pdfs. Most of the collections are available as epubs.

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We nominated work by five authors for a 2023 Pushcart award, three from our 2022 anthology Up-Ending:

Nancy Bourne’s story “Somewhere a Phone Is Ringing”
Joyce Goldenstern’s story “His Heroic Courtesies
Mary Cuffe Perez ’s nonfiction (memoir) “Chico

And one each from our 2022 fiction collections:

Victoria Melekian’s story “How to Spell Egypt
Malcolm Dixon’s story “More’s Utopia

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