Volume 23, Issue 1

Volume 23, Issue 1 :: March 2023

A hand holding a paper napkin and half a toasted cheese sandwich wrapped in grease-saturated white paper. The sandwich is golden brown and crispy on the outside and gooey cheesy on the inside, with flecks of purple, white, and green onion mixed in with the melted white cheese. There is a large bite out of the sandwich on the left side.

Photo Credit: Su-Lin/Flickr (CC-by-nc-nd)

Featured Writing

Two Poems
Poetry by Darren Demaree

Two Poems
Poetry by Marchell Dyon

Four Poems
Poetry by Jenny Hockey

Poetry by James Croal Jackson

Two Poems
Poetry by Vyarka Kozareva

Three Poems
Poetry by Ogu Nnachi

Not Far
Flash by Tim Love

Anniston, Alabama
Flash by Shoshauna Shy

His Own Blood
Fiction by Alexis Stefanovich-Thomson

Get This Body Out of Here
Creative Nonfiction by Jason Irwin

Editor’s Picks

Beaver’s Pick * Closing Doors
Fiction by Maithreyi Nandakumar


Contest Winners

Dead of Winter Writing Contest
Judged by Baker & Billiard
Topic: Ominous Whispers
Word Range: 1,000–5,000 words

First: The Facilitator
by Alex Grehy

Second: Quiet Child
by DJ Tyrer

Third: Sinister Melody
by David Pugh



Candle-Ends: Reviews

Six Old Women and Other Stories by Sharon L. Dean
Reviewed by Shelley Carpenter

Mending the Moon by Emma Pearl & Sara Ugolotti
Reviewed by Shelley Carpenter

Are you a TC author with a recently published book?
Let us know about it: reviews[at]toasted-cheese.com
Must be able to provide a PDF copy for review.


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