Editor’s Showcase

Welcome to our Editor’s Showcase page where members of the Janus Literary team, both editors and readers, will feature work of writers, poets, artists, and photographers whom they respect and admire.

JUNE

Bewteen the Nail and the Skin – Hema Nataraju (selected by Janus Literary reader, Myna Chang)

Our Last Night – Travis Cravey (selected by Janus Literary Editor-in Chief, Janice Leagra)

So That Light Carries Through – Chris Panatier (selected by Janus Literary Editor-in Chief, Janice Leagra)

Lessons in Alchemy, Name Your Poison, Behold, the Universal Uterus – Seanín Hughes (selected by Janus Literary Editor-in-Chief, Janice Leagra)

Between Two Mouths, Harm, The Kiss of Judas – Lisa DeCastro (selected by Janus Literary Editor-in-Chief, Janice Leagra)

JULY

The Red Dress – Gina Harlow (selected by Janus Literary editor, Sara Siddiqui)

That Doggie in the Window – Stephanie Austin (selected by Janus Literary editor, Sudha Balagopal)

Violently Bashful – Melanie Tomkins (selected by Janus Literary editor, Ian O’Brien)

A Percussion of Bones – Victoria Buitron (selected by Janus Literary Editor-in-Chief, Janice Leagra)

So Much In Between – Ellen Weeren (selected by Janus Literary editor, Sara Siddiqui)

You Can’t Always Get What You Don’t Even Want – Cheryl Markosky (selected by Janus Literary editor, Jan Kaneen)

Insolubles – Ali McGrane (selected by Janus Literary editor, Jan Kaneen)

Photography by Rudri Patel – (selected by Janus Literary editor, Sudha Balagopal)

Alien in the Garden – Gillian Walker (selected by Janus Literary editor, Sudha Balagopal)

Bee Costume – Dan Sanders (selected by Janus Literary Editor-in-Chief, Janice Leagra)

Three Months Old Today, Coloring with My Daughter…, and Foundation – Brian Wallace Baker (selected by Janus Literary editor, Ian O’Brien)

Sommelier 2020 – Stephen Smythe (selected by Janus Literary editor, Ian O’Brien)

If You Were the Last Man on Earth – Dara Thomas Higgins (selected by Janus Literary Editor-in-Chief, Janice Leagra)

A Heart That Does Not Beat and You Will Never Need to Walk Again – Yunya Yang (selected by Janus Literary editor, Sudha Balagopal)

AUGUST

I Want To Write About the Moon – Shiksha Dheda (selected by Janus Literary editor, Sudha Balagopal)

Journeys – Leanne Ncube (selected by Janus Literary editor, Ian O’Brien)

The Kindest Way and Heat – Jonny Rodgers (selected by Janus Literary editor, Ian O’Brien)

The Devil You Know (TW: Abuse) – Ariel M. Goldenthal (selected by Janus Literary editor, Sara Siddiqui)

Lorna – Johannah Simon (selected by Janus Literary reader, Myna Chang)

Do You Remember the Secret We Share – Jaya Wagle (selected by Janus Literary editor, Sudha Balagopal)

How to Tame a Sea Parrot – Rachael Smart and David Smith (selected by Janus Literary Editor-in-Chief, Janice Leagra)

The Grapevine – Marcy Dilworth (selected by Janus Literary editor Sara Siddiqui)

Toxic and You are Music – Melinda Smith (selected by Janus Literary Editor-in-Chief, Janice Leagra)

Foreign – Lisa Ferranti (selected by Janus Literary editor, Sudha Balagopal)