The December issue of Toasted Cheese is here!

TC 10:4 features poetry by Scott Lucero, Ron Riekki & Jeff Alan Russell; flash fiction by Jeffrey Miller; fiction by Kindall Gray, Hilary Harper, Fred Marmorstein, Wes Prussing, Jennifer Spiegel & James Steimle and creative non-fiction by Eileen P. Duggan & Hillesland.
Also look for Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest winning stories by Carrie Rogers, Ted Doolittle & Tamara Eaton.
This issue’s Best of the Boards winner is Lizanne Herd.
Congratulations to all & happy reading!

The September 2010 issue of Toasted Cheese is here!

TC 10:3 features poetry by Karen Kelsay, Shannon McKeehen & Michael Spring; flash fiction by Walter Campbell & Diane D. Gillette and fiction by Samantha Abrams, Jennifer Houston, Jonathan Slusher, Maria Steele, Andrew S. Taylor & Karen Zvarych.
Also look for A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest winning stories by Mary Wuerth, Esperanza Paz C. del Casal & Marissa VanWingen.
This issue’s Best of the Boards winner is Sue Nelson Buckley.
Congratulations to all & happy reading!

The June 2010 issue of Toasted Cheese is up!

TC 10:2 features poetry by Patrick Loafman; flash fiction by Digby Beaumont, Kelley McDonald & Pamela Kung; fiction by Rion Amilcar Scott, Cody L. Stanford, Melodie Corrigall, Dianne Rees, Walt Trizna & Caleb True and creative non-fiction by Matthew Dexter, Agnieszka Stachura & Amy Bernhard.
Also look for Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest winning stories by Tara Kenway, Ann Ang & Robert Bennett.
This issue’s Best of the Boards winner is Kate Miffitt.
Congratulations to all & happy reading!

Toasted Cheese – March 2010

We have a surprise for you this issue, so be sure to check it out!
TC 10:1 features poetry by Ariana Cisneros & Ryan Quinn Flanagan; flash fiction by Vicki Wilson, Kristi Denke & Lori Volante; fiction by Joseph LoGuidice & Anne Greenawalt and creative non-fiction by Andy Shalek.
Also look for Dead of Winter Writing Contest winning stories by Lana Thiel, Tamara Eaton & Erica L. Ruedas.
This issue’s Best of the Boards winner is Amy Gantt.
Congratulations to all & happy reading!

Columns from TC 9:4

Best of the Boards
“The Stiff” by Kirk Becken

Sandra looked at the lifeless form in front of her. A few minutes ago, he had been alive. Very alive, in fact. But apparently she had misinterpreted his last few cries. Pleasure and pain could be quite close in Sandra’s experience, but never had that concept been quite this clear. She didn’t know how long it took a body to become stiff after death, but one particular part seemed intent on leading the way there. Amazing. Suddenly Sandra felt a wave of embarrassment and covered him with the sheet, then immediately felt foolish as she looked down at the little tent he made.
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The Snark Zone: Letters From The Editors
“Pattern Recognition” by Theryn “Beaver” Fleming

As I was putting together this issue, I realized that we have six repeat contributors this time around. Five of those are appearing for their second time: C.L. Bledsoe, Kate Gibalerio, Kimberley Idol, Charles D. Phillips and Janice D. Soderling. Two of those writers (Gibalerio and Phillips) have pieces in different genres than they did in their first appearance in Toasted Cheese. One (Bledsoe) is returning after a four-year absence. From an editor’s perspective, both of these things are rewarding to see.
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December 2009 Toasted Cheese

TC 9:4 features poetry by C.L. Bledsoe, Paul Hostovsky & Rae Spencer; flash fiction by Ethel Rohan, Janice D. Soderling & Andrew S. Taylor; fiction by Jim Harrington, Kimberley Idol, Charles D. Phillips, Jason D. Schwartz, Melodie Starkey, Amanda Viviani & Chris Yodice and creative non-fiction by Kate Gibalerio.
Also look for Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest winning stories by Liz Mierzejewski, Ari Susu-Mago & Dixie Sorensen.
This issue’s Best of the Boards winner is Kirk Becken.
Congratulations to all & happy reading!

September issue of Toasted Cheese!

TC 9:3 features poetry by Tyler Cummings, Diana Dominguez, Terri Kirby Erickson, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Carol Lynn Grellas & Ajay Vishwanathan; flash fiction by Frank O’Connor; fiction by Simon Barker, Cheryl Lynn, Tara Kenway, Alex Myers, Rebecca Stonehill & Robert Wexelblatt and creative non-fiction by Tamara K. Adelman.
Also look for A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest winning stories by Sheela Jaywant, Timothy L. Marsh & Amy Rideg.
This issue’s Best of the Boards winner is Mark Paxson.
Congratulations to all!

Summer Reading from Toasted Cheese!

TC 9:2 features poetry by Gale Acuff, David Fulton & Adam Poltrack; flash fiction by Michael Zapata & Andrew H. Minnick and fiction by Louis M. Abbey, Caroline England, Kimberley Idol, Walter Kraut, Andrew Rivas, Paul Silverman & Ron Arnold.
Also look for Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest winning stories by Nathaniel Tower, Brian Behr Valentine & Amanda Divine.
This issue’s Best of the Boards winner is Aaron M. Wilder.
Congratulations to all!

March 2009 issue of Toasted Cheese!

TC 9:1 features poetry by Natasha Kochicheril Moni, Aaron M. Wilder & Casey Hill and fiction by Diana Goble, Clare Hughes, H.H. Morris, John Riha, A.M. Riley, Melanie Summers, Dave S. Shearer, Nathaniel Tower & Richard Wolkomir.
Also look for Dead of Winter Contest winning stories by Ryan Peterson, Shannon Schuren & Kristi Petersen Schoonover.
This issue’s Best of the Boards winner is Matthew David Curtis.
Congratulations to everyone. Happy reading!

Toasted Cheese 8:4 is now up!

TC 8:4 features poetry by Jai Britton; flash fiction by Tai Dong Huai & Geraldine Walsh; fiction by Alan Averill, Farha Hasan, Peggy Newland, Michael B. Tager & Krystal Columna and creative non-fiction by Mary Evans Zbegner.

Also look for Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest winning stories by Scott Springer, Damon Shaw & Amanda Divine.

This issue’s Best of the Boards winner is Niaz Khadem.

Congratulations to everyone. Happy reading!