Prime Number Magazine
is a publication of 
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Winston-Salem NC 27130

ISSN 2160-4207
Welcome to Issue No. 71 of Prime Number: 
A Journal of Distinctive Poetry & Prose
Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers,

Submissions for the 2015 Prime Number Awards have just closed and judges are beginning their work of selecting our winners. We'll have news about winners and finalists this summer, and we'll publish the winners this fall. In the meantime: Go here for information about our terrific judges and full contest guidelines.

Also, we wanted to make sure you knew that Volume 4 from our Editors' Selection series is available. It includes the first place winners from last year's contest, plus great stories, essays, and poems from our 4th year of publication. Order Editors' Selections Volumes 1, 2, 3  and 4, shipping now from Press 53. 

We are currently reading submissions for Issue 71 updates and Issue 73. Please visit our Submit page and send us your distinctive poetry and prose. We’re looking for flash fiction and nonfiction up to 750 words, stories and essays up to 5,000 words, poems, book reviews, craft essays, short drama, ideas for interviews, and cover art that reflects the number of a particular issue. If we’ve had to decline your submission, please forgive us and try again!

One more thing: Prime Number Magazine is published by Press 53, a terrific small press helping to keep literature alive. Please support independent presses and bookstores.

Clifford Garstang

Jeffery Hess
Official Ship's Stationery

Kevin Winchester
Waiting on Something to Happen


N. West Moss
Spring Peepers


Ruth Foley
Never Have I Ever
Dry Hydrangea

Chera Hammons
Bear Country
Horse Dealer

Kelly Nelson
Tell Tale
Reading microfilm scrolls at the Otter Tail Library
This boy

Gabriel Welsch
Letter to the Saints
On a Week With a Bombing, a Factory Explosion, and Two Earthquakes
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Table of Contents, Prime Number Magazine
Issue 71, April-June 2015

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Review of Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman