From The New Republic

  • How to Pitch Sold Short

    What is Sold Short?

    Sold Short is a vertical about inequality. The stories we publish focus on labor, gender, racial justice, feminism, the family and kinship beyond it, Indian Country and tribal sovereignty, sexuality, wealth inequality, white supremacy, immigration and borders, state violence and the criminal legal system, mass movements (past, present, and future), public goods and privatization schemes, billionaire antics, general hoarding among the top one percent and their fellow...


  • Sidewalks

    I saw my breath this morning    from a shiver of an engine
in between sleep and consciousness       today I don’t need
any hospital socks to stay warm      my windows are not
barred    my door is not a fence    for you to be safe in   no
cops have been called to my antics     I am declared sane
to live         in this city    where over 40% of police killings
involve the mentally-ill those who lost the ability to control
desires urges to harm self and others          fear in uniform
shoots...


  • Free Will

    So letting the bath run I saton the toilet & thought aboutkeeping the plug in till the waterspilt which made me think ifall things have as their cause whathappened how can you changecourse, prior will spilling throughyou or an unseen drain blockedwith gunk. In the case of cloves itwasn’t that the smell drove theDutch to kill & pillage but that ittold them they were near & maybewould do anything to get it, itbeing what would spill throughthem unabated. Last year, whenI tried to smell...