I am in love with the stories in Corpus Christi a stunning collection by Bret Anthony Johnston.
Mr Johnston has thoroughly won my admiration and he's now pasted right at the top of the list of my favorite story writers next to Richard Bausch, Judy Budnitz, and Roxanna Robinson.
Here's his essay, On Rejection.
- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.