Meridian, Issue 41, Summer 2018 Short listed for the Editor’s Prize

Penny noticed it one Sunday as she paused between pages of the New York Times to look out her window. Was that a person sitting way up there on the fire escape, someone huddled and rocking slowly back and forth? Continue reading “Descent”


Jeanette Topar writes short stories and lives in New York City. Her work has appeared in regional magazines and national literary journals such as The Southwest Review (Southern Methodist University), Meridian (University of Virginia), The Greensboro Review (University of North Carolina), and featured by Liars’ League NYC at the Brooklyn Book Festival. (Listen to recordings of her stories performed at KGB Bar at At the American Academy in Rome, she enjoyed a residency in the Visiting Artists and Scholars Program. Her one-act plays have won national competitions and been produced around the country. For many years, she worked as an actor in theater, television, and in over a hundred feature films (her favorite: Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters). She has an MFA in Fiction from Rutgers-Newark.


thread-961671_1920The Southwest Review, Winter 2017

Stella had created a quiet life for herself. She worked in a basement studio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Department of Textile Conservation. Continue reading “Restoration”