Welcome to Issue 14 of Empty Sink Publishing. We’ve got a couple of big announcements to make. First, and most importantly, Adam and I would like to welcome Suanne Schafer on as our Fiction Editor. Suanne has appeared in past issues of Empty Sink Publishing and has one of the best editorial voices I’ve ever seen. We know that Suanne is going to do a great job, and we look forward to working with her!

With change, of course, comes challenge, and so we’re going to give ourselves a little bit of time to adjust to becoming a triumvirate, set up our systems, and get rolling. We’ll be taking a short hiatus; our next issue will appear sometime in December. We’ve got some interesting things planned for the future and can’t wait to roll them out for you, but we’ve got to take a little time to lay the foundation before diving in.

So the future is looking great, and we hope you’ll be a part of it. In the meantime, read on in this issue for some of the finest art, literature, and poetry being created today. Speaking of poetry, our Editor’s Choice for this month is poet Charles O’Hay. Mr. O’Hay’s poetry spoke to me more than any I’ve read recently, and it is an honor to have him publish with us.


—E. Branden Hart, Executive Editor, 8/23/2015



Kyle Beasinger — “Rennie”

Eleanor Lerman — “The Lightship”

John Parras — “This is a Movie About Falling”

Jocelyn Cullity — “Another Love Story”

Kendall Neubeiser — “Imitate”

Noah Milligan — “The Deep Down Bone of Desire”


Tom Vollman — “Jimmy”


Jennifer Lagier — Three Poems

Luke Normsy — Four Poems

David Anthony Sam — Two Poems

Shelby Thomas — “Metal T”

Carles O’Hay — Three Poems (Editor’s Choice)


Nicholas Perry — Three Images

W. Jack Savage — Five Images

Clinton Van Inman — Three Images


David Klugman — Always Look Back