Summer 2015

Town Topic Burgers, Kansas City

Welcome to Grand Central Review, a literary website that seeks to bring you the best writing and visual arts. We believe that good writing is good writing regardless of genre, so that is what we publish: interesting writing done well.

If you caught our previous issues, thanks for coming back. If this is your first visit, welcome! In addition to last issue’s material, our Summer 2015 issue offers quite a few new selections for you, most of which selected to evoke memories of summer, childhood, other seasonal activities. InWar Memorial, Kansas City our Words department, for example, we have several works of previously unpublished fiction and poetry. In “Heroes in the Woods,” Will Blair tells the story of two young friends forced to go hunting when they’d rather discuss comics. John Sheffield’s “Rounders and the Amazon Women” relates his experiences as a young boy in England learning about baseball and women. Also this month, two of our editors provide pieces to round out our prose: Richard Monaco provides us with a thought-provoking story from his youth in “Neighborhood, The Bronx,” an excerpt from his upcoming memoirs, No Time Like the Past and I submit an excerpt from Guns of the Waste Land: Departure, the first novella of a planned four retelling the King Arthur myths as an American Western.  Finally, Charles Farmer provides our poetry selections this month.

In our Images department, we have a collection of photographs by  photographer, Nathan Jackson.

Since no summer break would be complete without a trip to the movies, Amanda Adams reviews one of this summer’s blockbusters, Mad Max: Fury Road in our Reviews section.

Finally, you may notice a new Archives section this issue. We now have all the pieces from our Winter 2015 issue archived there.

If you’re interested in submitting work for publication click here, or if you have an idea for a column, a review, a visual story, or a short story please tell us about it on our contact form at the bottom of the About page.

I hope you enjoy this new issue. If you do, please send your friends our way, and if you don’t, at least send your enemies.