william auten

—writer—

About

William Auten's first novel is currently under consideration with publishing houses and agents. He has recently drafted his second novel and compiled his first short-story collection. His work has appeared in Blast Furnace, Cahoodaloodaling, Drunken Boat, failbetter, Hayden's Ferry Review, Literary Salt, Nimrod, Notre Dame Review, Origins, 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. Having lived in Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Virginia, he now calls California home.

News

17 July 2015

My short story "A Circle of Men" is live on Origins. Thank you to the staff and all involved.

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10 July 2015

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.

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13 June 2015

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.

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13 May 2015

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.

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30 April 2015

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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28 April 2015

The redesigned Website is launched. Thank you for visiting and your support. Stay in touch and see you soon.

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12 March 2015

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).

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21 February 2015

Very grateful to announce that "Tread," my short fiction, will be published in Saturday Night Reader, a Canadian journal.

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Portfolio

"A Circle of Men"

Short story. Published in Origins (17 July 2015).
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"Indirect Light"

Short story. Presented at the 2015 bicentennial celbration of North American Review (13 June 2015).
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"Tread"

Short story. Published in Saturday Night Reader (13 May 2015).
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"A Place to Turn Around"

Short story. Pubished in Cahoodaloodaling (no. 16, 30 April 2015).
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