Do not miss MISSION CREEK 2013 | Literature, Music, Late Night Dancing Moves



Mission Creek Festival is the salve for the weary AWP attendee. Nestled in the all welcoming, artsy central, and party your ass off Iowa City, Mission Creek, run by Andre Perry and Joseph Tiefenthaler, will put your faith back in the indies–lit and music alike. DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT! Last year’s event showcased music and writers from all over the US including, Beau Sia, Amber Tamblyn, Derrick Brown, Alan Heathcock, Jensen Beach, Rae Bryant, and many more. Eckleburg joined other journals at the book fair  including Granta, A Public Space, Write Bloody Publishing, Wag’s Revue, Black Clock, PANK, Hobart, Featherproof and many more. One of the  many highlights of the festival was a performance by comedian David Cross, at the Englert Theatre.

Wag’s Revue | Available Now


x.Issue 13 Cover-off




Addressing our overwhelming maleness.





John Jeremiah Sullivan

An extended interview between Robert Moor and one of our greatest living essayists in which they discuss interviewing, David Foster Wallace, writing for the Times and more.


Simon Rich

SNL’s youngest writer discusses God, comedy and  coming out as a writer to your writer family.



Myq Kaplan

The comedian on process, collaboration and a bit of beef with Marc Maron.






Sara Deniz Akant

Second Place Winner of 2012 Winter Contest


The Humiliations

Les Gottesman


Pretending to Go and Come from Heaven by Fire

Annie Christain




Diane Seuss

First Place Winner of 2012 Winter Contest


Your Sad Heart Foams at the Stern

Joshua Wheeler


We Would Ask

Stephen J. West





The Paint Mob

Joe Worthen

Third Place Winner of 2012 Winter Contest


Leopard. Lion. She-Wolf.

Rae Bryant