Fall 2020/Issue 13

alta cover, fall 2020, issue 13


Publisher’s Note: Look Past First Impressions

By Will Hearst

One Coyote

By Keenan Norris • Illustrations by James Ransome


By Tim Greiving

Poetry: “Not Without

By Forrest Gander

Having His Cake and Eating It, Too

By Jessica Zack

Waiting to Call Home

By Cirrus Wood

Painting the Trees and the Forests

Written and Illustrated by Obi Kaufmann

Postcards from the Future

Will Hearst in conversation with Kevin Kelly

Special Section: Noir


By David L. Ulin

Last Call for Gumshoes

By Phil Bronstein

Death Becomes Them

By Denise Hamilton

The Journey of the AntiHero

By David L. Ulin

The Port of Missing Women

By Judith Freeman • Illustrations by Mark Smith

The Plagues

By Steph Cha • Illustrations by David Palumbo

When Films Were Kings

By John J. Healey

California Schemin’

By Eddie Muller

Prison Made Me a Screenwriter!

By Philippe Garnier

Plus An Original Comic Book: “The Old Silo”

Searching for Mary Austin

By Joy Lanzendorfer • Photos by Walter Feller

Alta Picks: Seek and You Shall Find

The Best Bad Things

By Terry McDonell

Museum on The Edge

By Bridget Quinn

“Time Invents Us”

By Anita Felicelli • Illustrations by Victor Juhasz

Poetry: “Aunt Jemima is the Picture of the American Dream” • “In Case You Forgot, I Am Not Your Negro” (for James Baldwin) • “Daughter” • “Low & Leaving

By Anastacia-Reneé

In a Galaxy Closer to Home

By Ed Leibowitz

Contest: What’s Your Story?


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