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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.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Small Spiral Notebook

editor Felicia Sullivan has always had an eye for cutting-edge material, innovative work by innovative writers. Once again Sullivan bravely leads the way by offering a free digital copy of Small Spiral Notebook #4.

Read her editor's note as to why she chose to be so generous.

Thanks, Felicia! I'll enjoy reading, and yes, I will still order my hard copy, because there's nothing like a book in my hands. :)

Thursday, January 25, 2007


The latest issue is live and it's a beauty, as usual...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Steven J. McDermott

discusses his process of re-visioning on his blog.

Storyglossia Fiction Prize 2006

The print version of this collection of stories is now available for purchase!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


The new issue is live with my very short piece, "When Alone," a wonderfully wild short fiction by Deb Eis, and many more reading treats.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Emerging Writers' Network

Dan Wickett continues to pour out reviews of stories on his website.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Winter of Different Directions

You can listen to Steven J. McDermott read the stories in his SSC "Winter of Different Directions" on his new website.

First up is "Tough Act" a story first published at Smokelong Quarterly.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Reading area. But where did I hide all the books??? They're all around the house. :)

Whew. This house renovation has been years in the works. Finally finished.


Nearly Done With the Move

Dining area...

Monday, January 08, 2007

Bad Poetry from Noo Journal:

I bought a bad poem by Tao Lin:

poem for katrinza denza about paper airplanes
--Tao Lin*
my brother was good at making paper airplanes
he was a good soccer player and received awards for essays and art
in high school he was a skateboarder and received C's and D's in scho ol
he went to a shitty art school in philadelphia with like a 2.0 GPA
then he went to graduate school at Yale
he came home and kept saying, 'I make $100 an hour'
he gave me a $1000 check for christmas
i think everyone should make christmas gifts and not buy them
but money is okay because you can get what you want
and you don't waste anything or have to return anything
*this is not Tao Lin's "handwriting."
this is a font.

It arrived in a PDF which I couldn't reproduce here, so you'll have to believe me when I tell you the font is pretty. If you want a bad poem specifically written for you, just click on the link.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

I have too many books

and now I have to move them all. Do you think this daunting task has stopped me from buying more? Is the sky green?

The answer is yes, on rare occasions. That's about right. Extremely rare occasions.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Storyglossia Fiction Prize 2006

The print issue has been sent to the printers and will be available soon!

The New Issue of Narrative

has a story by Richard Bausch (one of my favorite writers!) and many more exciting pieces.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Monet in Normandy

Tom and I took our youngest to the Monet exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art. This was one of the pieces among 50 of his works. (This one I think belongs to the museum as well as another favorite of mine) The power of a master painter: his work actually brought tears to my eyes.
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