Welcome to the new and improved Empty Sink Publishing! We’ve been talking about doing a redesign for some time now, and we finally made it happen. We hope you enjoy the new look and find it even more accessible than the old site. Special thanks to Leigh Sims for granting us permission to use her photo in the header. Funny thing is, the name of that photo is actually “Empty Sink.” It was meant to be.
We’ve got some amazing fiction, poetry, and visual art for you this time. We also have an interview with artist Gottfried In Berlin, as well as a review of James Hanna’s new collection of Pomeroy stories, Call Me Pomeroy.
Our editor’s choice for this issue is one of my favorite stories that we’ve ever published. “Slow Drivers,” by Rachel Tanner, is one of the most gleefully psychotic things I’ve ever read—you’re going to love it. If Ms. Tanner continues developing her unique voice, we will no doubt see more of her in the future.
Enjoy the new look and do us a favor: if you notice any problems as you’re browsing the revised site, drop us a line. We tried hard to make sure nothing got broken in the transition, but you never know what kind of wonky things can happen. Otherwise, get reading!
—E. Branden Hart, Executive Editor, 4/12/2015
CONTENTS OF ISSUE 12:
Lewis Beilman — “The Trail”
Barbara Harroun — “Labor”
Buell Hollister — “Old Money”
Max Orkis — “Nothing Wrong”
Denise Tolan — “Six O’Clock Mass”
Rachel Tanner — “Slow Drivers” (Editor’s Choice)
Elizabeth Rasch — Jung, Fetish, and the Artist: An Interview with Gottfried in Berlin
Patricia George — Three Poems
Channie Greenberg — “His One Hundred Styles”
Dah Helmer — Three Poems
Kurt Newton — Three Poems
David Ritchie — “How Mr. O’Leary Slipped Into the Null”
Natalya Sukhonos — Four Poems
Aaron Farrell — Wandering Light, Part 2
Leonard Kogan — Three Images
Tobias D. Oggenfuss — Four Images
Nicholas Perry — Four Images
Francis Raven — The Eclipse of Art
Emily Story — Four Images
David Klugman — On the Other Side of Fear
Call Me Pomeroy, a novel by James Hanna