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Ohio based literary magazine, now over twenty years old, still in print, and gradually spreading across the digital world. Official Website: artfuldodge.sites.wooster.edu

Transforming the Ordinary: Reflecting on “More Stories About Restaurants” by Sona Tazin

I enjoy reading fantasy. I like to be transported into other worlds, and I like stories with adventure and magic. I like experiencing other people’s lives in fiction, living through the characters a life I can never experience myself. It … Continue reading

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Believe it or Not

Superstition is as much a part of life as eating cereal for breakfast, whether we want to admit it or not. Instead of throwing people in ponds to see if they’re witches or crossing ourselves as we pass by graveyards … Continue reading

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Sisters and Worms: Reflecting on “Tent Worms” by Kathyrn Youther

I have never liked bugs. I am frightened by their segmented bodies, their legs, and their beady eyes, the way they have survived for millions of years and how they will probably still call Earth home long after humans have … Continue reading

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Dodge Contributor Katherine Zlabek Wins Prestigious Writing Prize

The Dodge would like to congratulate Katherine Zlabek, who contributed the story “Hunting the Rut” to Dodge 52/53 a few years ago, for winning the 2018 Non/Fiction Collection Prize in January of this year. This annual award presented by an … Continue reading

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When the Ninth Life Ends

“There’s a river we never leave…” begins a poem in Artful Dodge 42/43, “River” by Bruce Bond, “which is why, as I checked my watch that morning / before we drove to put our cat to sleep, / I felt … Continue reading

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Humanizing the Legends: Forged Letters

In the first several issues of Artful Dodge, there was a section titled “Forged Letters,” where famous literary figures of the past wrote to the editors and readers of our magazine. The letters contained everything from advice to criticism, briefly … Continue reading

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Shifting Seasons: Announcing Our New Reading Period and the Unveiling of Issue 54/55!

The upcoming cool months of autumn are a time of change and celebration. The leaves are turning from green to gold, Jack Frost comes to visit, and pumpkins ripen on their vines. Let the autumn season’s shifting colors inspire you! … Continue reading

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