Friday, June 4, 2021
SmokeLong Quarterly story "Head On" as one of May 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry selections. I'm truly honored and in great company. You can see the selection here and you can read "Head On" here. Thanks, as always, for reading!
Friday, April 16, 2021
from the latest issue along with readings from Star Su, Grace Q. Song, and Rupert Dastur. There will be breakout rooms and giveaways. Bring a bottle. Break out your glad rags/unicorn onesie/best pyjamas. Email Editors@Smokelong.com for the Zoom link. In the meantime, you can read my story "Head On" HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading. I hope to see you there!
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
I have been submitting my stories to Smokelong Quarterly for a decade now, and I'm excited to say I finally have a story in issue 71, guest edited by the wonderful Steve Edwards! My story is called "Head On" and it is a story idea I had at the start of the pandemic and finally wrote in the summer. I'm happy it now has a home in a literary journal I've admired since I first started taking my writing seriously and sending stories out. I can't thank editors Steve Edwards, Christopher Allen, and the staff at SLQ enough. You can read my story HERE. John Milas interviewed me about the story and you can listen to a playlist inspired by the entire issue on Spotify. Thank you, as always, for reading!
Thursday, March 11, 2021
I'm really thrilled to have a new story in the 2021 issue of Moon City Review, out next month. My story is called "The Fantasy of Things" and it is a story idea I've had since attending Squaw Valley in the summer of 2014. I finally wrote the story in 2020 and am happy it now has a home. I can't thank editors Michael Czyzniejewski and Joel Coltharp for including me in the issue! Order your copy here. Thanks, as always, for reading!
Thursday, February 25, 2021
I'm honored to be on two panels at the all-online Dallas Literary Festival 2021 sponsored by SMU. The theme this year is TURBULENCE, reflecting the powerful and unpredictable currents in social movements, politics, and public health that have shaped the world in recent years.
As the Keynote Speaker, Alice Marie Johnson, criminal justice reform advocate and author of After Life, will be in conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math. Other noted guests include Charles M. Blow, Joy Harjo, Tyehimbe Jess, Yiyun Li, Benjamin Moser, Trevor Pryce, and over 100 more leading literary voices.
I'll be on two panels, which you can see HERE. The festival will run March 26–28, 2021.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
I'll be speaking at Nimrod International Journal's annual Conference for Readers and Writers, which has gone virtual. You'll get an entire month of panels, editor AMAs, readings, and workshops, for free (Oct 17-Nov 18). Plus: my craft talk Character is Action. More info and registration HERE if interested.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Over at McSweeney's, Danielle and I wrote a handy Kama Sutra guide for parents to help you survive the pandemic (trigger warning: no mention of Sting because he is into Tantra). You can read The Parents' Guide to Kama Sutra During A Pandemic right HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading!
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
The event will be hosted by Sanderia Faye, author of the national award winning novel Mourners Bench, and D Magazine Editor Zac Crain. I'm honored to be included and will be reading with Ben Fountain, Kathleen Kent, Joe Milazzo, Harry Hunsicker, Will Clarke, and Samantha Mabry.
Join us on Facebook Live on Tuesday, July 14, at 7 pm: facebook.com/LitNightDallas
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Thank you to editor Zac Crain for including my work along with so many great Dallas-based writers: Ben Fountain, Kimberly King Parsons, Kathleen Kent, LaToya Watkins, Joe Milazzo, Harry Hunsicker, Will Clarke, Julia Heaberlin, Samantha Mabry, & Sanderia Faye.
AND: as the Executive Director of Writing Workshops Dallas, I'm also thrilled there are short stories from 4 WWD instructors in this issue! Grab a copy on newsstands now or read the story HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading!
Monday, April 20, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Thank you to The Dallas Morning News for interviewing me and featuring #TheBigTexasRead in their Sunday Arts edition! TBTR is a virtual, state-wide reading series Writing Workshops Dallas has launched with Gemini Ink in San Antonio. Thank you to Tim Diovanni for writing such a great piece and for his thoughtful questions. I hope you'll join us!
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020
LOGLINE: Brothers and small-time criminals Odell and Bunny must repay their debt to the FBI by helping to solve a murder and find themselves out of their depth and in the middle of a turf war.
Here are some kind words about my screenplay from an industry reviewer at The Black List:
This hyper-violent and occasionally funny thriller had notes of the Coen brothers and Tarantino. It doesn't take itself too seriously, but without losing the gravity of its serious moments. This could be a draw for big-name talent. This is the kind of movie that would warrant a theatrical release. -The Black List
Black List movies have won 53 Academy Awards from 262 nominations, including 4 of the last 10 Best Picture Oscars and 10 of the last 22 Best Screenplay Oscars, and grossed over $26 billion in box office worldwide. Over 400 movies have been produced off The Black List. Now all I need is someone to send the screenplay to...
If you would like to read the screenplay, please send me an email (bgkimzey at gmail dot com).
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
AND: as the Executive Director of Writing Workshops Dallas, I'm also thrilled there are short stories from 4 WWD instructors in this issue! Grab a copy on newsstands now. You can also read my story online HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading!