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Emerging from my cave

After a quiet first quarter, I emerge from my cave with a small flurry of publications. Here they are, in glorious bullet point:

Hopefully this is the beginning of a busy second half of 2019.


Best Microfiction 2019

Pleased to announce that my story, “Half Tank,” has been selected for the Best Microfiction 2019 anthology. Many thanks to the editors, as well as everyone at Atticus Review, where the story first appeared. Read more about the anthology here:

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2018, Condensed

The year is over (pretty much), so (bowing to peer pressure) here’s everything I put out in the world during 2018:

I published the following stories, most of which are quite small:

“The Wherewithal” at Monkeybicycle 

“Creatures of Love” at Last Exit

“Old Friends” at Last Exit

“Everyone Needs a Kind Stranger to Listen to His Secrets” at Last Exit

“Parental Concerns” at Bending Genres

“Half Tank” at Atticus Review (nominated for Best Microfictions 2018 and Best Small Fictions 2019)

“Living Our Best Lives” at jmww

Though I anonymously reviewed 20(ish) books for PW, I also wrote some longer takes for these fine outlets:

“Love Is a Powerful Drug: On Tomb Song by Julián Herbert” (Kenyon Review Online, Nov. 2018)

“Review of The Concrete by Daniel Abbott” (Rain Taxi Review of Books, Issue 91, Sept. 2018)

“Hollywood Babylon: A Review of Ross McMeekin’s The Hummingbirds (Vol. 1 Brooklyn, June 2018)

“I’m So Free: On A Working Woman by Elvira Navarro” (Kenyon Review Online, March 2018)

“On Tatiana Ryckman’s I Don’t Think of You (Until I Do) (Alternating Current’s The Coil, March 2018)

I got to interview my buddy Donald Quist about his new story collection:

“Living as Lion and Hunter: An Interview with Donald Quist” (Fiction Writers Review, Oct. 2018)

And lastly, three of my short essays appeared in the collection Miscellany, from Run Amok Books:

Read more about Miscellany

That’s 2018. Hope 2019 is pleasant and prosperous for everyone.

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I am truly horrible at updating this website with new blog posts…

The year is almost over, and since my last dispatch, I have two more publications to share. Up first is a story about a troubled marriage, a WWII typhoon, and a ghost trapped in a wall. It’s called “The Wherewithal,” and the generous folks at the amazing Monkeybicycle gave it a home.

Second, I wrote a review of Julián Herbert’s debut novel, Tomb Song, for Kenyon Review Online. The novel is fascinating, chronicling the thoughts of Herbert (or, at least, a slightly fictionalized version of Herbert) as he sits at his ailing mother’s bedside. I highly recommend the book for lovers of literary fiction and translations.

That’s all to report. See you next year, friends.