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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.

Friday, November 25, 2005


Writer and radio personality Jordan Rosenfeld reviews "Devil Talk"by Daniel Olivas on California Report


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.

Good Reads Online

A short story by Stephany Brown at Blackbird

A short story by Myfanwy Collins at Ghoti

another by Girija Tropp

and Debbie Ann Ice

and Kim Chinquee

A short story by Mary Bailey at Small Spiral Notebook

A short story by Lisa Selin Davis at Swink

Poetry from Simon Perchik at No Tell Motel

An essay from Maryanne Stahl on Jordan's Muse.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends. I hope your joy is abundant and your cup overflowing.


Friday, November 18, 2005


Writer and blogger Cliff Garstang reviews "Devil Talk" by Daniel Olivas


If you're planning on entering Night Train's Richard Yates contest, today is the last day!


Laila Lalami and her book Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits are featured in Bookselling This Week.

Also Alan Cheuse reviews her book on All Things Considered.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


The winners of the National Book Award have been chosen.

If you haven't read Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, do so as soon as you can. It's amazing.

Sunday, November 13, 2005


Here is the latest panel of lit journals on Emerging Writers Network.

Friday, November 11, 2005


New lit mag reviews are up at New Pages.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Monday, November 07, 2005


A story from the incredibly talented Kathy Fish

and don't miss The Star by Bob Arter.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Stunning poetry by author Maryanne Stahl in Hiss Quarterly


Night Train's Richard Yates contest will end by November 18. Less than two weeks.


Only one of the books shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award is fiction this year.


After 60 years of being stuffed in a trunk, Truman Capote's first novel will see publication.

Friday, November 04, 2005


The latest online version of Small Spiral Notebook is live and it's lovely as ever.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Illuminate--Literary Events

It seems like there's a lot happening in the month of November!

This from AGNI:

Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 6:30 p.m.
The New School hosts

A Joint AGNI / Conjunctions Reading

66 W. 12th St., Room 510

with Shelley Jackson, Ben Marcus, Nicholas Montemarano, and Norman Rush

AGNI and Conjunctions pair up at The New School for a reading with Norman Rush (National Book Award for Mating), Shelley Jackson (author of the hypertext The Patchwork Girl), Nicholas Montemarano (If the Sky Falls, a story collection), and Ben Marcus (the novel Notable American Women and most recently the Harper’s article “Why Experimental Fiction Threatens to Destroy Publishing, Jonathan Franzen, and Life as We Know It”). Visit AGNI Online (www.bu.edu/agni) to read samples of their work.

Writer and editorFelicia Sullivan has a list of NYC/LA events on her site.

Laila Lalami will be interviewed this evening on Jordan Rosenfeld's Word by Word

Laila will also be reading from her book, "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits" in NYC and Boston on these dates: Readings

On November 15, Narrative Magazine will sponsor a reading and cocktails with James Salter. Pia Z. Ehrhardt and Min Jin Lee, winners of the Narrative Prize for Fiction, will be there.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Writer and blogger, Cliff Garstang, reviews Michelle Herman's "The Middle of Everything" at Rain Taxi.
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