Approaching its eighteenth birthday, Open City has become one of today's most respected and widely known literary journals. Contributors consistently become household names following their debuts in the magazine--guaranteeing that readers can be the first to read the literary stars of tomorrow. And the writing by established writers never fails to surprise because Open City takes risks and gives writers freedom and space that more mainstream publications do not. Open City Vol. 28 features stories by A. M. Homes, Edmund White, Patricia Bosworth, and Matthew Specktor, and poetry by Dara Wier, Tomaz Salamun, and Nick Tosches.