"My moma burned all dem white dolls out in da backyard and gave Miracle a doll dark as me."

Monterica Sade Neil reads; we brag some more; we invite you to celebrate with us; pre-orders continue

Let us introduce you to another Forward contributor. Monterica Sade Neil is a medium, a queer, Black creative, a Tin House Scholar, and third-year MFA candidate at Louisiana State University. She received her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is from Memphis, TN. She is currently at work on a memoir.

“Craving Sugar” is lyrical, rhythmic. It’s a story told from a child’s perspective, the things that are important to adults all happen at the margins, so you have to pay attention or you’ll be carried away by the voice, the descriptions. The child at the story’s center, she has other concerns that are just as important as your adult concerns. And Monterica is an incredible reader. Listen here.

And if you want to read this story, the only place this story is available is in Forward. Still $15, still free shipping in the United States, still only available for pre-order from Aforementioned Productions.


Ursula Villarreal-Moura has flash creative non-fiction in The Los Angeles Review.

George Abraham released a new chapbook, the specimen’s apology, from sibling rivalry press.

AWP 2019 Party:

You’re invited to our release party at Crush Bar on March 28th from 5:45 PM to 8 PM. You’ll get to hear flash readings by many of the contributors. You’ll be able to buy copies of the book and have them signed. You’ll also be able to eat tater tots. The venue is ground-level and according to the venue, should be wheelchair accessible, we will also be using a sound system. If you like Facebook, here’s the event invitation.

If you’re a contributor and you have great things going on, let us know. If you’re interested in reviewing, also let us know. Thanks as always for reading. You’re great.