The Cafe Irreal Archives Page

  • Issue Fifty-Three (February 2015): (stories by Michal Ajvaz, Paul Blaney, Holly Saiki, Judy Darley, and Jonathan Levy)

  • Issue Fifty-Two (November 2014): (stories by Vicente Luis Mora, Tamara K. Walker, Patrick Cosgrove, Agustín Cadena, Tom Whalen, Katy Wimhurst, and Eric Hawthorn)

  • Issue Fifty-One (August 2014): (stories by Bob Thurber, Héctor Ramírez, Thomas Strømsholt, Sarena Ulibarri, and Srinjay Chakravarti)

  • Issue Fifty (May 2014): (stories by Marianne Villanueva, Patrick Cosgrove, Vanessa Gebbie, Matthew Kirshman, Jefferson Navicky, Hannah E. Phinney, and David Oates)

  • Issue Forty-Nine (February 2014): (stories by Andrew Fowler, Amélie Olaiz, JP Briggs, Andy Lee Parker, Fredric Mitchem, and Ken Poyner)

  • Issue Forty-Eight (November 2013): (stories by Stephen Guppy, Jacqueline Doyle, B E Turner, Scott Lambridis, Peter Cherches, Tim Kahl and Jeff Friedman)
  • Issue Forty-Seven (August 2013): (stories by Agustín Cadena, Fredric Mitchem, Brian Biswas, Jean-Marc Agrati, Srinjay Chakravarti, Bird Marathe, Ian Seed, and Peter Fagan)

  • Issue Forty-Six (May 2013): (stories by Eva Langston, Richard Baldasty, Mat Joiner, Edmund Zagorin, and AE Reiff)

  • Issue Forty-Five (February 2013): (stories by Jenn Marie Nunes, Bob Thurber, Kenton K. Yee, Omegar Martínez, and Erika Bachman)

  • Issue Forty-Four (November 2012): (stories by Christopher Prewitt, Michael Paul Workman, Paul Blaney, Patrick Cosgrove, and James Bambury)

  • Issue Forty-Three (August 2012): (stories by Jeff Friedman, Jean Ferry, Norman Lock, Steve Gilmartin, Bob Thurber, William Olmstead, and Andy James)

  • Issue Forty-Two (May 2012): (stories by Paul Blaney, Randy Schroeder, Deborah Steinberg, Patrick Cosgrove, Ian Seed, Ken Poyner, and F.J. Bergmann)

  • Issue Forty-One (February 2012): (stories by Marcel Béalu, Jeff Friedman, Lilvia Soto, Allison Whittenberg, Lee Williams, and W.B. Keckler)

  • Issue Forty (November 2011): (stories by Richard Baldasty, Paul Blaney, Richard Calhoun, Daniel Chacón, Bob Thurber, Steve Toase, and Olga Zilberbourg)

  • Issue Thirty-Nine (August 2011): (stories by Kevin Sexton, Patrick Lawler, Zdravka Evtimova, Richard Holinger, and Patrick Cosgrove)

  • Issue Thirty-Eight (May 2011): (stories by Andrew S. Taylor, Bob Thurber, Remy de Gourmont, Owen Kaelin, Stephen V. Ramey, and Maggie Mountford)

  • Issue Thirty-Seven (February 2011): (stories by William Han, Sandra Ramos O'Briant, Brian Biswas, B E Turner, and Jake Walker)

  • Issue Thirty-Six (November 2010): (stories by Stephen Guppy, Jiri Kratochvil, Janis Einfelds, Richard Kostelanetz, Randy Schroeder, Susan Kaempfer, Kevin O’Cuinn, and Steve Toase)

  • Issue Thirty-Five (August 2010): (stories by J.B. Mulligan, Larry Lefkowitz, Forrest Aguirre, David Ray, Mary Beth O'Connor, and Richard Goodwin)

  • Issue Thirty-Four (May 2010): (stories by Peter Grandbois, John Shea, Tina L. Jens, D. Harlan Wilson, Bob Thurber, William Han, and August O'Brien)

  • Issue Thirty-Three (February 2010): (stories by M.V. Montgomery, Tad Crawford, David Laskowski, Shawn Sturgeon, Victoria Large, Tim Conley, and Brian Biswas)

  • Issue Thirty-Two (November 2009): (stories by D. L. Estero, Lee Williams, M. T. Fallon, Daniela Fischerová, Robert Caporale, and Bob Thurber)

  • Issue Thirty-One (August 2009): (stories by Kuzhali Manickavel, Michal Ajvaz, Kevin O’Cuinn, Flavia M. Lobo, George Moore, Marianne Villanueva, and Marge Simon)

  • Issue Thirty (May 2009): (stories by Jesse Tangen-Mills, Marcel Schwob, Paul A. Green, Grace Andreacchi, and Lee Williams)

  • Issue Twenty-Nine (February 2009): (stories by Jefferson Navicky, Richard Baldasty, Daniel Y. Harris, Vanessa Gebbie, Darby Larson, Doren Robbins, and George O'Gorman)

  • Issue Twenty-Eight (November 2008): (stories by Peter Cherches, Sukumar Ray, Rebecca Sylvester, Brian E. Turner, and Stefanie Freele)

  • Issue Twenty-Seven (August 2008): (stories by Bruce Holland Rogers , Stephanie Hammer, Brock Adams, Carsten René Nielsen, Norman Lock, Paul Blaney, and Vanessa Gebbie)

  • Issue Twenty-Six (May 2008): (stories by Shome Dasgupta, Flavia Lobo, Michal Ajvaz, Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, Derek White, Ralph Wahlstrom, and Srinjay Chakravarti)

  • Issue Twenty-Five (February 2008): (stories by Alex Epstein, Matt Everett, Gianni Rodari, Norman Lock, R.E. Hartman, Kuzhali Manickavel, and Kenneth Losey)

  • Issue Twenty-Four (November 2007): (stories by Vanessa Gebbie, Daniel Hudon, Tania Hershman, Hubert Krejčí, Jiří Sedláček, and Daniela Fischerová)

  • Issue Twenty-Three (August 2007): (stories by Ian Seed, Norman Lock, Sharon Wahl, Harry White, and the first version of Finding Kafka in Prague)

  • Issue Twenty-Two (May 2007): (stories by Andrzej Bursa, Michael Ruby, Phil Richardson, Laurence Klavan, Girija Tropp, Bruce Holland Rogers, and Andrew S. Taylor)

  • Issue Twenty-One (February 2007): (stories by Ladislav Novák, Guido Eekhaut, Vanessa Gebbie, Mickey Z., and Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky)

  • Issue Twenty (November 2006): (stories by Fernando Arrojo-Ramos, Deb R. Lewis, Patrik Linhart, Norman Lock, David Ray, Steven Schutzman, and Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde)

  • Issue Nineteen (August 2006): (stories by Margarita Engle, Juan José Millás, Caitlin Horrocks, Guido Eekhaut, Flavia M. Lobo, Fred Ferraris, and Zachary Mason)

  • Issue Eighteen (May 2006): (stories by Kris Saknussemm, Nancy Graham, Ignacio Padilla, Brian Biswas, Brian E. Turner, André Sant'Ánna, and Bob Comenole)

  • Issue Seventeen (February 2006): (stories by Tomáš Přidal, Steven Schutzman, Gleyvis Coro, Peter Roberts, Anca Szilagyi, Sean Adams, Adam Benforado, Alta Ifland, and David Zerby)

  • Issue Sixteen (November 2005): (stories by Michael Farrell, Sean Ferrell, Justin Kahn, Susan Lantz, M.E. McMullen, Mari Ness, Michael Obilade, rovesciato, Girija Tropp, and Andrew Wille)

  • Issue Fifteen (August 2005): (stories by Emilio Martinez, Bob Thurber, Alexandra Berková, Michael Overa, Steven Schutzman, Margarita Engle, Derek White, Saeed Tavakkol, and Beate Sigriddaughter)

  • Issue Fourteen (May 2005): (stories by Terry Dartnall, W.B. Keckler, Jake Elliot, Cat Rambo, Pavel Řezníček, Brian E. Turner, Ethan Bernard, Brian Biswas, Olivia V. Ambrogio, A.D. MacDonald, James Grinwis, Jeremy Tavares, Sarah Bailyn, Robert Leach, and Jeff Tannen)

  • Issue Thirteen (February 2005): (stories by Charles Simic, Daniel Flores-Guadiana, Laurence Davies, Sandra M. Jensen, Wim Hylen, Mark Budman, James Foreman, Rob McClure Smith, Blumfeld 2001, Stefanie Freele, Saeed Tavakkol, rovesciato, Ezra Kyrill Erker, and Eruch Ernst)

  • Issue Twelve (August 2004): (stories by Ron Sandvik, Richard Kostelanetz, Evelio Rosero Diago, Bruce Holland Rogers, Norman Lock, Jiří Kratochvil, Edmund X. DeJesus, Miriam Fried, Timothy Green, D. Harlan Wilson, Peter Tunstall, Mary Szmagaj, Harry White, Michael Stein, John Shea, Isaac Fellows, Ashly Kehl, Cynthia Marie, Kevin L. Donihe, Andy Miller, Jennifer Gomoll, Joe McCabe, Lucien Zell, and Maria Deira)

  • Issue Eleven (February 2004): (stories by Daniel Flores-Guadiana, Thomas Cummings, Greg Beatty, Michel Sauret, Michael Chester, Ptim Callan, Michael Mercer, Sandra Ramos O'Briant, W.B. Keckler, James Lewelling, M. Jayanth, Monica Kilian, Jiri Valoch, Brian E. Turner, Emilio Martinez, Louisa Howerow, Brian Biswas, and Rafael Pérez Estrada)

  • Issue Ten (August 2003): (stories by Laura Cooper, Joe McCabe, John Stickney, J. Michael Slama, MaryAnn Suehle, Jessalyn Wakefield, Yorgos Dalman, Lucy A.E. Ward, Nikhil Pandey, Andrew Topel, Paul S Moss, John Crouse, Josh Hockensmith, Matt Leibel, Estelle Gilson, Dorothee Lang, Jamey Gallagher, Josh Wagner, Peter B. Fagan, and Andy Miller)

  • Issue Nine (February 2003): (stories by Marco Denevi, Lillian Howan, Istvan Orkeny, Brian E. Turner, Carlos Edmundo de Ory, Chris Hill, Greg Beatty, Benjamin Chadwick, David Holub, Shepard Smith, Derek White, Tomas Hibi Matejicek, Ptim Callan, Benjamin Williams, Greg Jenkins, and Barbara Herrick)

  • Issue Eight (August 2002): (stories by Emilio Martinez, David A. Bright, Filip Prihoda, Rafael Perez Estrada, paulo da costa, Maggie Mountford, Stephanie Hammer, Gordon Ross Lanser, Matthew Lee Bain, Finley T. Larkin, Mark Rigney, Charlie King, TJ Rivard, and Brendan McKennedy)

  • Issue Seven (February 2002): (stories by Mauricio Rosales, Ana María Shua, Laura Cooper, Jana Moravcova, Bryson Newhart, Sharon Wahl, Richard Calhoun, J.L. Navarro, Cheri Crenshaw, Dean Swinford, Michael P. Workman, Rebecca Beliak, (Sergio), and Scott J. Ecksel)

  • Issue Six (August 2001): (stories by Ana María Shua, s.c. virtes, Greg Jenkins, Vít Erban, D. Harlan Wilson, Norman Lock, Sabina C. Becker, Sarah Keevil, Anthony Dowler, Lucy A.E. Ward, Whitney Trettien, David Oates, Toiya Kristen Finley, Stephanie Hammer, Isabelle Sojfer, Delo White, Andy Miller, David Solum, Kathryn Rantala, Ellen Lindquist, Wyatt Bonikowski, and Maggie Mountford)

  • Issue Five (February 2001): (stories by Jose Chaves, Utahna Faith, Marc Kipniss, Marian Palla, H. Turnips Smith, Ana Sousa, Richard Calhoun, Robert Caporale, Sydney Harth, A.R. Lamb, Gordon Ross Lanser, Mathew Leibel, Ewald Murrer, Bob Thurber and Brian Yee)

  • Issue Four (August 2000): (stories by Norman Lock, Ron Burch, Cristovam Buarque, Donald Barnfather, Brock Vauss, Jan Sponaas, Kevin James Miller, Daniel Alamia, Sabina C. Becker, Ellen Lindquist, J.B. Mulligan, David Oates, Cheryl Pallant, Davis Schneiderman, Ali Seay and Jeffrey Valka)

  • Issue Three (February 2000): (stories by Vít Erban, Randy Schroeder, D. Harlan Wilson, Marc Kipniss, Dawn Comer, Utahna Faith, Brian E. Turner, Rowan Wolf, Lisa Kavchak, Vera Chase, Adam Shelton and Mark Lewis)

  • Issue Two (August 1999): (stories by Ewald Murrer, Sabina C. Becker, Paulo da Costa, Josef Janda, Cheryl Pallant, s.c. virtes, Thomas J. Misuraca, Ronald Donn, J.B. Mulligan, James Heflin and Kevin James Miller)

  • Issue One (February 1999): (stories by David Doubek, Faruk Ulay, Matt Leibel, Marian Palla, Aleksander Dardelli, Aisys, Rowan Wolf, J. Eric McNeil)

  • Awards, Memberships, and Honorable Mentions: (for The Cafe Irreal since its inception)

  • How we looked in 1999: (A look at The Cafe Irreal as it looked in its first year)

  • Czech authors whose work has appeared in English translation in The Cafe Irreal

  • Finding Kafka in Prague (flash and text project by the editors of The Cafe Irreal)

  • Kafka's precursors (according to Borges): (stories by Zeno, Han Yu, Kierkegaard, Browning, Bloy, Dunsany)


    Alice Whittenburg (editor's portfolio):

  • Irreal Estate (Alice Whittenburg's web page)
  • Under a rock
  • Hedgehog

    G.S. Evans (editor's portfolio):

  • Very short fiction
  • The thirty sixth jump


    Other, not necessarily irreal, items of interest on this website:

  • A Page of Poetists: (original translations of the 1920's Czechoslovak avant-garde movement)

  • The Joseph Nesvadba Page: (concerning the preeminent contemporary Czech science-fiction writer)

  • About Our Coffee and Other Fare

    Please Note: All of the coffee served at The Irreal Cafe is fair trade, organic, shade-grown and nonexistent. All of the food served at The Irreal Cafe is organic, vegan, locally sourced and nonexistent. See "At Our Cafe" for more about what we would serve at The Irreal Cafe and how we would serve it if there was an Irreal Cafe.