From 1996 to 2022, Nerve Cowboy
was a biannual journal of poetry, short fiction, art, and music. As we turn to our next chapter, our goal continues to be to feature work sensitive enough to make the hardest hard-ass cry, funny enough to make the most hopeless brooder laugh, and disturbing enough to make us all glad we're not the author of the piece.
Nerve Cowboy #50 is our final proper periodical issue. You can order it, and more (including T-shirts, Best of Nerve Cowboy anthologies to be published in 2023, chapbooks, back issues) securely in our online store.
Nerve Cowboy is edited by
Joseph Shields, Jerry Hagins, & Elissa Yeates
Over the years, Nerve Cowboy contributors included Albert Huffstickler, Gerald Locklin, Julie Lechevsky, Frederic Berthoff, Jessica D. Thompson, Lori Jakiela, Wendy Rainey, Joan Jobe Smith, Michael Flanagan, David J. Thompson, Rob Plath, Bob Pajich, Ben Newell, Ray Zepeda, Charles Harper Webb, Fred Voss, Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, Joshua Bodwell, Michael Hathaway, Dan Sicoli, Beverly Hennessee Summa, normal, Todd Moore, Adrian C. Louis, Catfish McDaris, Micki Myers, Serena Fusek, Bob Lavin, Kell Robertson, Carl Miller Daniels, Lyn Lifshin, Allison Joseph, Mark Weber, Jennifer Stanley, Luis C. Berriozabal, Liz Minette, Ron Androla, Michael Kriesel, Susie Bowers, Nathan Graziano, Dave Newman, Tina Vincente, Jennifer Jackson, Ralph Dranow, Kevin Ridgeway, Desire Oliver, Michael Estabrook, Scott Silsbe, Hayley Mitchell Haugen, Belinda Subraman, Henry Denander, Suellen Luwish, Tobi Alfier, Brian Butler, Karl Koweski, Marc Swan, Adam Matcho, Ron Koertge, Tony Gloeggler, Dan Sicoli, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Mather Schneider, Jamie Leona Sawyers, Christopher Jones, John Dorsey, Ed Ochester, Brenton Booth, Robert Cooperman, Michelle Brooks, Heather Abner, Wayne Hogan, Thomas Michael McDade, and Justin Hyde, to name a few.
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