Issue 7 of the online literary magazine (b)OINK went live yesterday, and includes my surreal micro “Grab the Sharpest Blade” about fruit and cutting and getting shit done. This piece originated in one of Kathy Fish’s workshops. I can’t fully remember the exercise, but for me writing this piece was about word play and expressing … More New micro in Issue 7 of (b)OINK
I was a finalist for (b)OINK magazine’s very first flash fiction contest, judged by Kathy Fish! Being named as a finalist is a strange feeling. You’re so close, yet so far away. At the same time, however, the winning stories are truly lovely. I’m happy to have been introduced to these three new writers, and … More (b)OINK Flash Fiction Contest
A few months ago, author Jac Jemc was nice enough to sit down and talk with me about her new novel, The Grip of It, which will be released on Tuesday by FSG Originals. Jac is a unique, talented, and innovative writer. I loved the book, a creepy literary story about a haunted house and the … More Interview with Jac Jemc up at Fiction Southeast
My story “Volcano” has been published in Jellyfish Review. This story, about bad boyfriends and miracle pills, is one of my favorite things that I’ve written, so I’m so glad it had such a great home. You can read it here.
I have a very short story in the new issue of The Nottingham Review, an online journal based in the U.K. My publication resume has gone International! Please check out “Ramen for Breakfast” in Issue 8.
My publication resume has crossed the pond! I have a micro-fiction in the brand new issue of The Nottingham Review, in the company of some wonderful writers like Christina Dalcher and Meg Pokrass. You can read all the stories and poems for free online or download a PDF copy of the whole issue. Here’s a … More New Flash Fiction in The Nottingham Review
I got a very nice email from River Styx on Thursday saying that I had made it into the final round of judging for the Schlafly Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest. It’s always nice to know when you are close as a writer even if you don’t win, so I’ll take finalist any day over all-out rejection. … More Congratulations to the Winners of the Schlafly Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest!
Good news! I found out last night that I am the Runner-Up for Split Lip Press’s Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest. Split Lip has published a lot of impressive work lately, so I feel really honored. You can read the announcement here.
I wrote some nonfiction! Gay Degani was nice enough to ask me to do a post for her blog, Words in Place. My short essay is part of a series called Journey to Planet Write, and is about Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, my other early favorite authors, and their role in my own path as … More The Old Brag of My Heart
I returned home Wednesday from a ten day residency at beautiful Taleamor Park in Laporte, Indiana. I revised, walked, napped, read, brainstormed, and created twenty-five new pages of prose. I’m incredibly grateful for the time away to focus on my writing. I’m also looking at this residency as a kind of reset, and hope that the clarity … More Taleamor Park Residency