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Best Microfiction 2021

Out now from Pelekinesis Press.

The Best Microfiction anthology series provides recognition for outstanding literary stories of 400 words or fewer. Co-edited by award-winning microfiction writer/editor Meg Pokrass, and Flannery O’Connor Prize-winning author Gary Fincke, the anthology features the award-winning author Amber Sparks serving as final judge.

Best Microfiction 2021 contains my story, “Other People.”

“This collection of micro-stories teems with energy and talent. To pick this up and read it is to feel the pulse of our world: the heartbreak, the strangeness, the vast variety of voices and desires, the coming of the future. This is exactly what I want to read.” — Deb Olin Unferth

“I look forward to each year’s Best Microfiction because it promises a view of life through a miniature, fractured lens. I’m enlivened by the odd shapes of these stories and the odd stories those shapes invite in, as if shopping in a Borgesian flea market. I’m reminded how the small, the quiet, tend to have the most interesting things to say.” — Grant Faulkner

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Best Microfiction 2019

Out now from Pelekinesis Press.

The Best Microfiction anthology series considers stories of only 400 words or fewer. Co-edited by award-winning microfiction writer/editor Meg Pokrass, and Flannery O’Connor Prize-winning author Gary Fincke, the 2019 anthology’s guest editor is the well-known novelist and short story writer Dan Chaon.

Best Microfiction 2019 contains my story, “Half Tank.”

“A brilliant, moving, entertaining collection of very short stories, chosen by an editor who is himself a master storyteller. This promises to be a great series. Highly recommended.” — Robert Shapard, coeditor W.W. Norton’s Flash Fiction International

“These short short stories prove that length means nothing, that indeed possibilities expand in inverse proportion to word count. These fictions are travel guides, conversations, spell and incantations, language feasts, character studies, lab experiments. They are stories in the wildest sense of the word: stories that push and pull at boundaries, stories that move mountains and dig rivers and do it all while whispering quietly that they can.” — Amber Sparks, author of The Unfinished World 

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Miscellany: Essays by Young(ish) American Voices (from the Fringe)

Out now from Run Amok Books.

Miscellany is a collection of essays that runs the gamut on form and topic. The one single element that brings these overtly disparate essays together, makes them somehow similar and alike, is their voice. Theirs is the voice of an outsider, a voice that occupies that space beyond the customary and the commonplace in society, a voice that flickers on the dark periphery, beyond the blinding compass of that bonfire that is the mainstream. A voice from the fringe.

Miscellany features three of my essays: “Exoneration,” “Notes to a Turntable,” and “TRANSFORMER/TARNSEMOFR_R.”

“These essays occupy the dangerous spaces between tale and rant, between song and scream, between meditation and meltdown. Miscellany offers readers a thrilling ride along the ragged edges of American culture.” — Scott Nadelson, author of Saving Stanley, winner of the H.L. Davis Award for Short Fiction

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