CJC photo 300Our Managing Editor and Nonfiction Editor, Chelsey Clammer, had new publications come out in April. Enjoy!


“What You Finally Attend To” (essay) can be found in the latest issue of Cobalt Review.

“You are fully aware of the fact that you are a lesbian. You are fully aware of the fact that he is a straight man. And you are fully aware of the fact that your underwear are sopping wet right now because you are thinking about him. This has been going on for nine years.” READ MORE


On Three” (lyric essay) is in the current issue of The New Delta Review.

• In order to be considered a healthy weight, a 6′2″ man should weigh between 171 and 209 pounds.

• His oak dresser weighs 209 pounds.

• He is 6′2″ and 252 pounds and 52 years old. The dresser is in better shape than he is.

• It will take two men to move the dresser.



Curtains” (essay) was published by Seltzer.

“When we got to the lake house, I broke the curtains and you cried. It wasn’t that I bent the rod or ripped bits of thick maroon fabric that made the tears stream out of your eyes. No, it was that you were going through a divorce. And this was the house you and your husband used to visit. The maroon curtains were stitched with bits of gold, and the bed I slept in was red velvet.” READ MORE


Clammer’s critique of Michelle Orange’s This is Running for Your Life was published by Cigale Lit Magazine.

“'[My] eyebrows explored the upper reaches of my forehead’ (121) as I tried to figure out if in her collection of essays, This is Running for Your Life, Michelle Orange’s use of quirky sentences, phrases, words, and concepts is how her identity as a writer is formed and thus conveyed to the reader. There is a significant amount of astonishing metaphors within the text—astonishing in the sense of how creative they are—that did, indeed, make my eyes widen and my eyebrows reach up to my forehead. From phrases such as ‘a category-four dickhead’ (195) and ‘a liberal application of denial’ (88) to speaking about diagnosing youth with a mental illness by referring to Psychosis Risk Syndrome as the ‘maybe your kid will be crazy but at the moment he’s just unbearable so how about some Depakote disorder’ (188), Orange creates her writer voice as she sprinkles her personal and cultural essays with a variety of these eccentric expressions.”  READ MORE


Chelsey Clammer
Chelsey Clammer is the author of the award-winning essay collection, Circadian (Red Hen Press, 2017) and BodyHome (Hopewell Publications, 2015). Her work has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, Hobart, Brevity, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Normal School and Black Warrior Review. She teaches online writing classes with WOW! Women On Writing and is a freelance editor. Her next collection of essays, Human Heartbeat Detected, is forthcoming (Fall 2022) from Red Hen Press.