Cover Photo: Author photo by Elizabeth McQuern
Author photo by Elizabeth McQuern

Not a Craft Essay, Not a Dog Essay

“Along with us lived the novel-in-progress I wore like Charlie Brown wore his hot dog costume: sometimes reluctantly, a little embarrassedly, taken out only when others asked about it.”

Amazing photo of Charlie Brown in costume courtesy of author



Rebecca Entel is the author of the novel Fingerprints of Previous Owners (Unnamed Press, 2017). Her stories and essays have appeared in Guernica, Joyland, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Cornell College, where she teaches creative writing, multicultural American literature, Caribbean literature, and the literature of social justice. She holds a B.A. from the University of Penn­sylvania and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. You can find her online at and on Twitter (@rebeccaentel).