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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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Thanks to Asad Amraee,

for kindly linking my work to his gorgeous blog.

Isn't written Farsi beautiful?

Monday, July 23, 2007


The Pet Palace by my friend Cliff.

Be sure to check out the rest of Storyglossia's latest issue.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Writers revealed?

What could be better? Have you checked out Writers Revealed yet? Brilliant project!

Monday, July 16, 2007


A Whiff of Grapeshot by Steven J. McDermott.

And while you're there be sure to read the rest of elimae's brilliant offerings.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Writers' Profile Project

This week she interviews me.

Kelly Spitzer is not only a talented writer (I still remember a short story of hers I read nearly five years ago) but a talented interviewer as well. I'm a very private person--but not so private I don't have a blog--but she didn't allow me to slide by with two-words answers. Kelly works at these interviews, and with an always graceful manner gets the answers she wants.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Claudia Smith

Her beautiful story Orbit is up at Monkeybicycle.

If you like what you read, Claudia's prize-winning chapbook is now available for purchase from Rose Metal Press.

"Tide is In"

Read Kristen Tsetsi's brilliant essay "Tide is In," at Over Due Karma.

..."A company marketing a popular brand of feminine hygiene products, in an effort to sell its scented variety, has a woman – a woman! – standing in a product aisle say to another woman (while holding a box of thin, deodorized mini-pads), "Feminine odor. Nobody likes it!"


I, uh, hate to disagree with the skilled marketing minds coming up with these blatant – I mean, brilliant – woman-bashing concepts, but I know of several people who very much enjoy feminine (ahem) "odor." ...

Monday, July 02, 2007

Give Away

I'll send my copy of Dennis Lehane's Coronado to anyone who wants it. Just be the first to email me at tdenza@nc.rr.com.

Update: It's going to Troy Jewell.

Good Reading:

The latest issue of Insolent Rudder is up.

Vestal Review Issue 30 is up.
The editor has limited the pieces available on the web with this issue, but you can see everything when you buy the print version.

And Issue 8 of Madhatters Review is live with a cool audio component.

The latest Night Train Firebox Fiction, "Sanctuary," by Jared Smith is live.
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