John Van Kirk's 'Apocalypse Now' accented J. Ray Paradiso's photography in a way that needed nothing more. Together these two artists blended together and gave the Fall 2019 issue a centre for everything else to orbit. Since its publication this piece has been nominated for this year's Best Microfiction Award.
Said last week that Mike Callaghan's work fit seamlessly with the words of Eros Livieratos and gave NUNUM's Fall 2019 Issue an opening slice of perfection with 'Suburbs' so here it only feels right to say that Eros's words slipped right into the imagery of Mike's work and banged out an amazing opening for the Fall 2019 issue.
Amanda Conner slipped a little real world reflection our way for NUNUM's Fall 2019 issue with her piece 'The Time Has Come'. The prose is zoomed and tight all by itself but once we blended it up with some Zelffie from Ling Lui & Tianyi Zhang something flipped and we suddenly found ourselves with another favorite.
Phebe Jewell brought one of her passions to our Summer 2019 issue and the result was 'Paroled', a wonderful spin of a flash that twists and turns just the way we love a story to when it hits NUMUM's pages.
Jodie Filan gave us an updated Marilyn for the cover of our Summer 2019 issue and her piece set the tone for what turned out to be an amazing collection.
Jodie Filan was born in Saskatoon, Canada in 1992 making her 27 years old today. She is completely self taught. Her social anxiety disorder keeps her very isolated thus unknown. She is currently homeless and addicted to crystal meth.
George L Stein gave us the art work responsible for bringing Rachel Hoffman’s story ‘Hunter Gather’ to life in our Summer 2019 issue. George is a writer and photographer living in Michigan City in Northwest Indiana. George works in both film and digital formats in the urban decay, architecture, fetish, and street photography genres. His emphasis is on composition with the juxtaposition of beauty and decay lying at the center of his aesthetic. Northwest Indiana's rust-belt legacy provides ample locations for industrial backdrops.
We couldn't have been happier with the Spring 2019 issue for oh so many reasons but way up on the top of that list was having the chance to give Marselienna her first publication with her piece "L.E.D.".
The brevity of the voice and depth of the voice Marselienna brought to life in "L.E.D" is a paradigm of what a great piece of flash fiction can do.
Jordan Faber dreamt up the words, Daniel Ciochina clicked the pics and we blended it into an homage to the grand-daddy of all hustles, the Three Card Monty.
'Oklahoma '86' is a raw, tight, slice of life roll through a moment most tag as life-changing. Jordan's piece though reminds us all that in the end it usually all comes back to feet up on the dashboard moments and treasures the color of seaweed.
Charles Finn slipped us a poetically voiced piece of flash fiction for our Spring 2019 issue called 'Giant Heart'. This thoughtful story was a must have for our issue as it captured the honesty and reflection often found in shared out of step gestures of intimacy. Luckily for us Dave Sims had just given us 'Don't Eat Your Little Buddies' and once we got done blending ...
NUNUM's first issue of 2019 was fortunate enough to include three private images from Daniel Ciochina. Together his three pieces became the cards that revealed the words of Jordan Faber and together they became the opening story for our Spring 2019 issue 'Oklahoma '86'.
A retired educator, Dave Sims now dwells and creates in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. His most recent comix appear in The Nashville Review, Talking Writing, and Freeze Ray, and panels from his digital painting sequence “Somewhere Around the Edges,” appear on the cover and in the Winter 2019 issue of The Raw Art Review. You can find Dave on instagram at tincansims
Dave lent us a few of his pieces for the ...
Leah Dockrill's 'It's Just Girl Talk' brought a new level of wherewithal to Ina's 'The Therapist' and together the two of them blended into something that our Winter 2018 Issue simply needed to have included within its pages.
Ina took us on a trip with her piece 'The Therapist' and showed us all what happens when you blow big whistles. Check out our Winter Issue and find out what happens when the birds got a hold of her ideas.
So proud to give Caitlin's first publication a home in NUNUM's Winter 2018 Issue. Had no idea when we accepted it but after seeing her 'Surplus Male' piece, I've no doubt this is but one of the many gems Caitlin is going to through out into the world.
Anita Goveas slid us a wonderfully insightful piece for our Winter 2018. 'Sideways' blended into a doodle in our pages and became the anchor story with which we ended our first year of telling stories.
Alex Wells Shapiro lent NUNUM a few of his charcoal pieces to blend with Caitlin Bagwell's story 'Surplus Male' and together they came right up against what we strive for with every piece we release, a little bit of insightful madness.
Russell Helms shared his take on yuletide shenanigans with his story 'Holiday Resolve' in our Fall 2018 issue. Could be happier to have Russell with us and the voice and direction of his story really brought this issue together. Perhaps not coincidentally Russell became one of NUNUM's nominees for this year's Pushcart Prize.
We couldn't have been happier when Catherine's work appeared here, it was the one thing we'd been waiting for to pull 'Frogs' together in just the symbiotic kind way we love to do things here. Catherine has lived in the Northwest most of her life, a graduate of Stanford University, who has always been drawn to the arts.
John Van Kirk made us here at NUNUM take another look at the choices we've made with his subltely provocative introspective piece 'Tool Box for Table' which featured in our Fall 2018 issue. Combining John's story with the inherent sense of discovery tactilely brushed into the art of Alexis Avlamis allowed for an interplay between the two that just looped round round until we ended up with one of our best pieces of the year.
Anay Avoravu gifted us our Fall 2018 cover image 'Honeymoon' and left us spellbound as she piqued the veil of an iconic cultural moment.
Anay Avoravu herself at a young age would travel abroad in search of clients and subjects that would satisfy her obsession with bringing reality to print. Unaccepted in Russia after traveling from Egypt to UAE and around the globe she has found her home in Miami Beach.