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The Book Marks is a Book Cover Design Contest where the best design—as decided by the internet—gets permanently etched into a human body and the designer gets $100.

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First sentence: “In the hall of mirrors, Detective Cud Wilson didn’t know who looked worse: the corpses hanging from the ceiling or himself.” 300 words. Due 11/3/14.

Black Dog
Zen Arcade //
Black Dog by

Zen Arcade is a novel about zen, punk rock, and growing up in Minneapolis during the 1980s. We’ll be publishing a section every other Sunday until Summer 2015. This is the eleventh section.

From the Underbook #2
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From the Underbook #2 by

Dear was burned, / Here we are losing our balance differently now. / Our once field now fireweed’s fuchsia spikes. / Here is our shoulder that was a wing in the before. / Can you mourn what grows?

Brunch
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Winner of WANTED #21 by

You can’t break up with Sam at brunch, because you’re so happy to be alive. Happy, even though you and Sam are at the hospital cafeteria, you poking at some gelatinous egg concoction, him staring at a Styrofoam cup of light roast that’s been burning since 6 am.

Bat
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Some bats are metaphorical, having metaphorical lice, symbolic rabies, and other unknown pathogens of irony—they are my preferred bat. But the bats in your area are all rather amorous.

Triple Axel Edit
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Triple Axel by

My husband had a penchant for the women from the ice skating clubs. Of all the things you could bet on—ponies, greyhounds, ball games—my husband had to bet on ice skating.