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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 30, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Word Riot

The latest issue is live with work from SLQ's past editor and interviewer Randall Brown, an interview by SLQ's past guest editor and contributor, Joe Young, an interview by past SLQ contributor Blake Butlerand many more...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Opium's 250 word contest

Polish up your 250 word pieces for Opium's bookmark contest judged by Aimee Bender! Details here.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Dzanc Books and Kyle Minor

Here's some excellent news for both Kyle and Dzanc Books:

Dzanc Books to Publish Kyle Minor

November 26, 2007 - Ann Arbor, MI—Dzanc Books is proud to announce that it will publish a collection of stories and a novella by Kyle Minor in late 2008. Kyle Minor's work has appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, among them The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Surreal South (Press 53, 2007), and Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: The Best New Voices of 2006 (Random House, 2006). His work, much of which falls into the category of longer stories, has been nominated twice for Pushcart Prizes, and one of the stories won the Tara M. Kroger Prize for Short Fiction.

Kyle is also co-editor, with Okla Elliott, of The Other Chekhov (New American Press, 2008). His writing has been lauded by The Atlantic Monthly, The Columbus Dispatch, and Random House. Originally from Florida, he now lives in Ohio, where he is Visiting Writer at the University of Toledo.

“Both Steve and I had been well aware of Kyle’s fantastic non-fiction writing,” said Dan Wickett, “but it wasn’t until reading his incredible novella, “A Day Meant to Do Less,” in The Gettysburg Review that we had really thought about the possibility of publishing his fiction. When we investigated, it turned out he was nearly ready to put finishing touches on his manuscript, and it was during these talks with Kyle that we realized how much of his material we had read, and enjoyed, and remembered fairly vividly. We are really excited to bring the first full book of Kyle Minor-only fiction to the literary world. He’s an incredible young writer to keep your eyes on.”

About Dzanc Books

Dzanc Books was created in 2006 to advance great writing and champion those writers who don’t fit neatly into the marketing niches of for-profit presses. As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, Dzanc Books not only publishes literary fiction, but works in partnership with literary journals to advance their readership at every level. Dzanc is also fully committed to developing educational programs in schools. For more information on Dzanc Books and its mission, books, authors, awards, and programs, please visit www.dzancbooks.org.

Friday, November 16, 2007


the latest issue is live with pieces by Claudia Smith, Aaron Burch and Elizabeth Ellen.


On a political note, here's a piece by Mark Morford. And if you haven't seen Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on Waterboarding, google it and watch it.

Thanks to Bev Jackson for the link to the article.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Amazon's Best of 2007

Amazon has listed editors' picks for top 100 books of 2007.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


I'll be away next week visiting my son at his college and then attending a discussion at a different college of one of my favorite books A Perfect Stranger. My sister-in-law also kindly arranged for a dinner with Roxana Robinson. Should be a fun week!

Hope you all get lots of writing in! Go Nanowrimos!!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Storyglossia Issue 24

is LIVE!

So far I've read Jamey Genna's story. It's a knock-out. There's something so soulful, warm, and human about this piece. Love it! And that ending! Wow.

And now for a little levity...

I found this hilarious post (scroll up to the top and then read down) on Crooked House.
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