William Auten's first novel is currently under consideration with publishing houses and agents. He has recently drafted his second novel. His work has appeared in Blast Furnace, Drunken Boat, failbetter, Hayden's Ferry Review, Literary Salt, Nimrod, Notre Dame Review, Canada's Saturday Night Reader, Sugar House Review, Sycamore Review, Terrain, and other publications. Work was read at the bicentennial conference for North American Review in June 2015. He is also an accomplished painter and musician. Having lived in Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Virginia, he now calls California home.
Thank you to the staff and volunteers at the bicentennial conference for North American Review at the University of Northern Iowa. And thank you for selecting my short story "Indirect Light" to be read; it was a pleasure to be there.
My flash fiction "Tread" has been published by Canada’s Saturday Night Reader. Thank you to the staff. Love it, like it, or hate it—just spread the word, please and thank you. What’s the story about? Well...mountain climbing, an Iraq War vet, and it's all under 1,000 words.
And now for some good stuff: my short story "A Place to Turn Around" is available in the He Said/She Said issue (#16) of Cahoodaloodaling. Thank you to the staff. Love it, like it, or hate it—just spread the word, please and thank you. What’s the story about? Well...there's a ghost story, punkabilly, and a cave.
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Very grateful to announce that I have been included in the bicentennial conference for North American Review in June at University of Northern Iowa. I’ll be reading "Indirect Light" (short story). NAR is America’s oldest literary magazine (founded 1815).
Very grateful to announce that "Tread," my short fiction, will be published in Saturday Night Reader, a Canadian journal.