Story of the Year 2017, Thank You, and Farewell

We have a couple things to say – first, we’re excited to announce the nominees for our Story of the Year Contest!   The editors picked five stories that were our favorites of the year. These are stories that each showcase the visceral, open nature of live lit and demonstrate how the art of performance is pushing creative nonfiction in exciting new directions. So who wins? It’s up to you. You read, you vote, you decide. Voting takes place now through Monday, January […]

Théodore Pavlich

Why I Don’t Use Arnica | Théodore Pavlich

Théodore Pavlich is a Cleveland-based writer and theatre artist. He hopes to hear and tell as many stories as possible in his time on this earth, in addition to petting as many dogs as the limits of time, space, and introversion will allow. Most days, you can find him doing one of these three things at the various local coffee shops on the near west side. You can find his writing, fiber arts, and shameless self-promotion at If you […]