William Auten's first novel, Pepper's Ghost, will be availabe in early 2016 from Black Rose Writing. He has recently drafted his second novel. His work has appeared in Blast Furnace, Cahoodaloodaling, Drunken Boat, failbetter, Hawaii Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Literary Salt, Nimrod, Notre Dame Review, Origins, Rum Punch Press, Canada's Saturday Night Reader, Sugar House Review, Sycamore Review, Terrain, and other publications. Work was read at the bicentennial celebration for North American Review in 2015. He is also an accomplished painter and musician and a proud member of the Gym Jones community. Having lived in Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Virginia, he now calls California home with his wife.
My short story "Estuary" has been accepted for publication in Distric Lit.
I am thrilled to announce that my first novel is forthcoming from Black Rose Writing in early 2016. Pepper’s Ghost tells the story of a female antihero finding her place in the world by becoming a sideshow performer. Thank you to everyone involved.
Let’s keep this uptick upticking: very grateful to announce that SunStruck Magazine will publish my short story "Good Morning Good Morning" in the December 2015 issue. Many thanks to the staff.
Very grateful to announce that The Sandy River Review will publish "Drop Off," my short fiction in their Fall 2015 issue.
My short story, "A Sweet Taste under the Skin," is now live at Rum Punch Press. The action takes place in the Chopped kitchen and Disneyland. Thank you to everyone invovled.
Very grateful to announce that "A Sweet Taste under the Skin" will be published in Rum Punch Press. Thank you to Courtney and Gloria.
My short story "A Circle of Men" is live on Origins. Thank you to the staff and all involved.
Very grateful to announce that Origins, an international fiction journal, will be publishing my short story "A Circle of Men." Thank you to the staff and all involved.
Thank you to the staff and volunteers at the bicentennial celebration 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 celebration 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.