I was surprised and delighted to learn Steven McDermott, editor of Storyglossia, has nominated my story "Snake Dreams" along with five other stories from the Fiction Prize Issue. Thank you, Steven! And congratulations to Kirsten, Steven, Theresa, Christiana and Gabrielle.
I was also honored with a Pushcart nomination from Rebel Press. Thank you Rebel Press! And congratulations to Susan DiPlacido, Tom Saunders, Don Capone, T.J. Forester and Marcus Grimm.
I also picked up the 2007 Pushcart and read Kim Chinquee's "Formation" and noticed Xujun Eberlein received special mention for her piece, "The Death of a Red Guard." Both women are extremely talented and I'm happy to see they've been recognized with this honor.
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. 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. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.