Thursday, October 31, 2013

New Fiction in NOÖ Journal

Mel Bosworth recently guest edited NOÖ Weekly. He was kind enough to ask me to contribute a short story to his issue. I jumped at the chance to send him "Dale Deveraux Comes to QVC," which you can read here. This is one of my favorite stories. I'm very happy Mel gave it a home in NOÖ Journal.

You should know Mel put together a killer issue. It boasts work from Ryan Ridge, Ashley Farmer, Ravi Mangla and Sara Lippmann. I'm honored to be in this issue with these great writers.

You can read the entire issue here. Believe me, it is well worth your time. As always, thanks for reading! And thanks again Mel, you're awesome!

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Fiction in Tin House

Tin House published my short story "And Finally the Tragedy." You can read it here. I wrote it after reading Donald Barthelme's "The School," a piece of fiction I've always loved. The title of my story (and its first line) comes directly from a line toward the end of "The School." It was one of those moments as a writer when I had to stop reading and start writing, something that happens for me when I read Denis Johnson, Cormac McCarthy, George Saunders, Thomas Berger, and Barry Hannah. 

I'm ever grateful to editor Masie Cochran for publishing my story as part of Tin House's Flash Friday fiction series. They've published a lot of great stories in this series, including personal favorites from Diane Williams, Steve Almond, Seth Fried, Mary Miller, Blake Butler, Lincoln Michel, Jaimie Quatro, James Yeh, Ryan Hume, Adam Peterson, and a collaborative effort from Ryan Ridge and Mel Bosworth, among many others. I'm happy to be included in this great company. As always, thanks for reading my work!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Surreal South '13

My story "The Boxer and the Bear" is anthologized in Surreal South '13 this year, and I'm so thrilled to have my fiction appear next to stories by David James Poissant, Ron Rash, and others. I'd especially like to thank series editor Josh Woods for selecting my story for publication.

Past contributors include Joyce Carol Oats, Robert Olen Butler, Benjamin Percy, and Daniel Woodrell. If you like surreal southern writing, you'll really love this anthology. To purchase a copy, just click here. Thanks for reading!