In Another Sun: cover done, contract signed with Tortoise Books, blurbs are hot, release date coming soon. Happy New Year.
“Creek on the Right” is forthcoming June 2020 in the Dead Mule School of Literature, which will be their twenty-fourth year of publishing, and as their slogan says “No good Southern fiction is complete without a dead mule.” Big thanks to Valerie McEwan et al. at the Dead Mule for this opportunity. See y’all then.
“One Swift Effort,” a short story, is an honorable mention in the 47th New Millennium Writing awards. Congratulations to the writers whose work advanced.
“Many and Many a Year Ago” has won the 2019 Norton Girault Literary Prize in Fiction from Barely South Review (Old Dominion University); the fall 2019 issue will feature the short story. Many thanks to BSR staff and judge Janet Peery, who said This is a smart, demanding, tautly-written, risk-taking puzzle of a story that amounts to no lessContinue reading “2019 Norton Girault Literary Prize in Fiction”
Today at ten in the morning, Mr. Snickerdoodle isn’t having much to do with the scenery and the commotion and the crew and the props passing back and forth in front of him so many times that neither his tawny eyes nor his tufted ears can keep up with electrified people and things scurrying toContinue reading ““FOMO” Now Available at The McNeese Review”
“Sun on Snow on Mountains” is a finalist in Midwest Review‘s Great Midwest Writing Contest. Results will be announced when they are available.
“FOMO,” a short story is forthcoming in Boudin, the online home of The McNeese Review.
Nearby, the battalion nicknamed Heartbreakers had discovered an entrance underground that had slipped by the rest of us searching the property. It was a small hole that looked like an air vent; a lithe man could slip in, which is exactly what we volunteered Pierre R. to do. “Little Pierre” is now available in Bluestem. ManyContinue reading ““Little Pierre” Now Available at Bluestem”
And Ethan, his yarmulke crowning his head, turned to the crowd, and I don’t remember if the young man in the story is named the same as my friend, but he is here because Ethan is a good name from the Old Testament and the original covenant between God and Man, this bond justifying waysContinue reading ““Fog” Now Live at the museum of americana”
“This story is an act of fiction—even the parts that I didn’t have to make up.” In the latest Authors Talk, a podcast produced by Superstition Review, I talk about my short story “Something in the Way” published in issue 19.