“Return” ink and wax on canvas — Sharon Lyn Stackpole

Creative Nonfiction, #4 Summer 2016

Gregory Fletcher, manhood, /ˈmanˌho͝od/, noun

Rich H. Kenney, Jr.,  Sink or Swim

Karen McDermottDoll Blanket

Mariana McDonaldThe Snake

J.R. TappendenHeritage Pass

Bobby WilsonThat Good Hair

Featured Artist

Sharon Lyn Stackpole

“Childhood Journeys” watercolor and ink on cold press — Sharon Lyn Stackpole



  • Submissions are now open for the Winter issue! 9/1 – 12/31/16.
  • We are thrilled that Mary Heather Noble has joined Longridge Review as a reader and contributing editor. She is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of Southern Maine.  She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from The Ohio State University, and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  She lives with her husband and two daughters in Vermont after living in Oregon for nine years. Learn more about MHN on her website, Mary Heather Noble dot com
  • Mary Heather recently was named a finalist by Bellingham Review for the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction for her essay, “Eulogy for an Owl.”
  • Suzanne Farrell Smith’s essay on mothering twins in the NICU is forthcoming from Under the Gum Tree. UGT is a storytelling project, publishing creative nonfiction in the form of a micro-magazine. Tagline: Tell Stories without Shame
  • Editor Elizabeth Gaucher’s essay, “Allons, Enfants: A Young Appalachian in Paris,” appears now in the Summer 2016 issue of Still: The Journal.
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