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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.

Thursday, June 29, 2006


I've been busy preparing for Tin House, reading and commenting on lit journals (my next column will be coming out soon), working with my husband on getting another house ready to move into, and just overall busi-ness. It's a good thing. But sometimes my blog is left to wilt on the vine. Posting will be sporadic at times through the summer, but after Tin House I'll be posting about my experiences there, as well as after Bread Loaf. In the fall, I'll have book reviews and I hope to add a couple of new features. So...have a great summer! I'll be in and out, and of course, checking your blogs out as well.


Thursday, June 22, 2006


I love this new site--tons of reviews and lit news.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Narrative Magazine

The latest issue of this extraordinary online journal is live with lots of great fiction, interviews and nonfiction--one of which is by the talented Pia Z. Ehrhardt.

Cezanne's Carrot

The Summer Solstice issue is live.

Check out

the first issue of the new journal, The Picolata Review. There are lots of wonderful things inside including an interview with EWN's Dan Wickett

Monday, June 19, 2006

Box of Books

I just discovered this interesting blog through MetaxuCafe. She has a couple of interesting interviews.

A Review in The Angler

Joseph Young discusses the strengths of "The Photograph" by Kathy Fish.

Adrienne Brodeur

Susan Henderson interviews the Founding Editor of Zoetrope.

Mary Akers

read Multi-Colored Tunnel Life by Mary Akers in R.KV.R.Y.

And Clifford Garstang has a story in the journal as well as Mike McManus.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Word Riot

The June issue is live with work by Steven J. McDermott, Cheryl Chambers and more!

SmokeLong Quarterly Issue #13

I'm excited to announce Issue 13 is live.

Thank you to the talented, passionate writers within who made being guest editor a complete joy: Roberta Allen, Christopher Battle, Matt Bell, Lisa K. Buchanan, Jai Clare, Ron Currie, Jr., Steve Cushman, David Erlewine, Kathy Fish, Mike Hagemann, Jennifer A. Howard, Jeff Landon, Steven J. McDermott, Srdan Papic, Ellen Parker, Mary Lynn Reed, Chad Simpson, Claudia Smith, Girija Tropp, and Joseph Young.

Thanks also to Dave Clapper, Randall Brown, Thomas White, Steven Douglas Gullion, and Marty Ison for making it such a great experience I didn't want to stop.

More of Gina Frangello's Essay

Community Part III

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Susan Henderson

has a lot of cool going on this week on her blog!

(I watched Cars this past weekend and thought it was great)

Book Review--Voodoo Heart

I have a review of Scott Snyder's fabulous Voodoo Heart up at Moorishgirl.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Saturday, June 10, 2006

It's Not Just A Waste of Time

Writer and translator Madam Mayo talks about the reaction she received from a publisher when she mentioned she had a blog.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Fiction Contests

Remember there's a new Fiction Contest at Emerging Writers Network and also a new one at Storyglossia.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Storyglossia Issue 14

I love this journal. And I admire its hard-working, talented-in-his-own-right, editor.

This looks like another cool issue with talented writers such as Alicia Gifford, Jai Clare among others.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Scott Snyder

is interviewed by the talented Susan Henderson.

If you haven't yet bought his short story collection Voodoo Heart and you need a bit more convincing, I'll have a review up next week at Moorishgirl.com

Sunday, June 04, 2006


The new issue is live, guest-edited by Sharon Hurlbut.

There's a lot of good stuff here!

Jim Tomlinson

joins other Kentucky Writers Outraged by Mountaintop Removal. He writes of his experience taking the tour.

Here's the horrifying view from space.

Ellen Meister

Don't miss her debut novel this summer!

I love her new website. Also check out Lisa Kudrow reading excerpts on the Audio clips.

Lit Mag Survey

Cliff Garstang has a one question poll for you to answer.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Laila Lalami in The Nation

read her recent essay.

Alicia Gifford in Per Contra

Read her story Inertia in the new issue of Per Contra.

Alicia is exquisitely talented. One of my favorites.

I am so impressed with this ezine--the quality is outstanding!

I also want to highlight a piece by Randall Brown (one of the editors of SLQ and a damned good writer)

and don't miss the "TIME OUT: The United Nations' Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women"

Friday, June 02, 2006

Rebel Press

I'm excited to announce Rebel Press has brought together 12 authors for one of its debut books! Look for its release near the end of June, beginning of July. You can also buy it via Paypal on the website.

Read some excerpts.

Edifice Wrecked

Their new issue is up

India's doing it...

Jane Smiley's story was made into the movie, "Secret Lives of Dentists," and of course everyone knows about "Brokeback Mountain." India's television directors also know how valuable a short story is.
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