The First Time
From the Editors
Welcome to Big Ugly Issue #1, "The First Time" issue. It all starts here: "The Big Ugly Review showcases emerging and established writers, photographers and musicians. Each issue includes fiction (short stories an flash fiction), creative non-fiction, poetry, photo-essays and downloadable songs, all related to that issue's theme."
The debut issue is all about beginnings, jumping off with the "And So It Begins" flash fiction contest, which prompts writers with a first sentence (this time: "I had never seen a tree on fire before.") There's a three-way tie for first place, and two honorable mentions.
Plus stories, essays, poetry, songs, and a photo essay... Here we go!
Table of Contents
Issue 7: Fight or Flight
Get ready for some great writing about fights and flights, and that unnerving gray area in between.
Issue 6: The Body Issue
Admit it. We look fantastic. I mean, just look at us! We're still big and we're still ugly, but my God. We can hardly stop looking at ourselves.
Issue 5: The Contest Issue
This issue was a "first time" for us in many ways. It was our first contest - each category of The Contest Issue had a different judge and the winner took home a prize, and the theme was a free-for-all.
Issue 4: Hidden Agendas
Apparently our readers have lots to hide, because we got hundreds of great submissions for The Hidden Agendas Issue. We're very excited about what we have for you inside.
Issue 3: Maps
Losing yourself in the world, and trying to find your way back.
Issue 2: Broken Things
Picking up the pieces, shaking what doesn't work anymore to see if it's really kaput.