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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, Pank, 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 assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. I'm also working on two novels and a short story collection. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Monday, May 26, 2008

News from Redivider:

Welcome to the summer installment of Redivider's newsletter. We appreciate your support of Redivider in the past and want to let you know what's new with us. This time around, we have news from past contributors, the winners announcement for the 2008 AWP Quickie Contests, exciting website developments, and more!

Department of Congratulations

Tao Lin's (Spring 2008) new poetry collection, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, is just out from Melville House.

Michael Martone's (Fall 2008) Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins was published by University of Georgia Press this January.

Fans of Hannah Tinti's (Fall 2008) wonderful story collection Animal Crackers should look for her first novel, The Good Thief, on bookstore shelves this August.

Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond, an anthology co-edited by Ravi Shankar (Fall 2008), was published by Norton in April.

Benjamin Percy (Spring 2007), author of the acclaimed story collection Refresh, Refresh, recently sold his first novel, The Wilding, to Graywolf. The Wilding is scheduled to be published in late 2009.

Kim Chinquee's (Spring 2007) first story collection, Oh Baby, was published by Ravenna Press in February.

Darcie Dennigan's (Spring 2007) poetry collection, Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse, was published by Fordham University Press in March.

A collaborative poetry collection by Elisa Gabbert (Fall 2004) and former Redivider editor Kathleen Rooney, That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness, was published by Otoliths Books in April.

Are you a Redivider contributor with news to share? Keep us in the loop by e-mailing RedividerEditor@gmail.com and we'll include your news in our next newsletter!

Starred Reviews

A record four poems from the Spring 2008 issue have been selected for Verse Daily: Jason Bredle, "Twilight Box," Paul Muldoon, "Quail," Claudia Emerson, "Orchid Anatomy," and Kurt Brown, "The Hierophant Of Hartford."

Julianna Baggott's "Bus Stop" (Spring 2007) was recently chosen by Wigleaf as a top 50 flash fiction. Check out the full list at www.wigleaf.com.

Website Happenings

Redivider is delighted to present a web exclusive of the title story from Pulitzer Prize Winner Robert Olen Butler's forthcoming collection, Intercourse, scheduled to be published by Chronicle Books in 2008. Visit www.redividerjournal.org to view the story.

Quickie Contest News: Winners & Finalists Announced

Poetry Winner, Judged by Ravi Shankar:

"I have Forgotten All My Spainish," John Finclura

Runner-Up: "Each Day You Become Something Different," Janaka Stuckey

Finalists: "Untitled," Kira Frederick
"What Would Jesus Wear," Jenna Risano
"All I Could See, I Named Darkness," Rhett Iseman Trull

Nonfiction Winner, Judged by Lee Martin:

"12/25/07," Kelly Hould

Finalists: Victoria Barrett, "House"
Miriam Bird Greenberg, "(Autobiography!)"
Shuchi Saraswat, "Untitled"

Fiction Winner, Judged by Brock Clarke:

"Untitled," Megan A. Crouse

Finalists: "The Frog Experiment," Todd Seabrook
"Lying to God," Sarah Barr
"Backbone," Amelia Gray
"Performance is an Old Man," Thom Blaylock

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and many thanks to everyone who entered. Look for the winners in our Fall 2008 issue and be sure to stop by our table at AWP Chicago!

Redivider Sightings

Redivider will be attending CLMP's Literary Magazine Bookfair at Housing Works in New York City on Sunday, June 15th (126 Crosby Street, 12:00 to 5:00 pm). If you're in the area, come say hello and check out our most recent issue, which features new work from Nathaniel Bellows, George Singleton, Paul Muldoon, Claudia Emerson, an interview with Ander Monson, and much, much more.

Also on June 15th, Redivider will be co-hosting the summer installment of the Dirty Water Reading Series, held at the Grub Street Headquarters and co-hosted with Quick Fiction, Black Ocean Books, and Fringe Magazine. More details will be posted on our site soon!

Summer Submissions

Unlike many magazines, Redivider does take submissions over the summer. We now take submissions both via post and electronically. Please visit our site to view our guidelines.

Redivider Welcomes New Editors

Please join us in welcoming Kirstin Chen to the top of the masthead for 2008-2009. Kirstin will be joined by Managing Editor Katie Sticca, Production and Web Editor Daniel Quinn, Fiction Editor Akshay Ahuja, Poetry Editor Grace Schauer, Nonfiction Co-Editors Kara Brown and Kim Liao, and Art Editor Bethany Carland. Visit our website in early June to see the full staff list for 2008-2009.

Thanks for reading and for your support of Redivider!

Best Wishes,

The Redivider Staff
www.redividerjournal.org

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Burma Cyclone Aid Report

If you joined me in donating through Avaaz, or if you're considering a donation, here is their recent report.

Friday, May 16, 2008

wigleaf's Top Fifty

wigleaf, one of my newest favorite journals, has put up a list of their fifty favorite short fictions published on the web in 2007. So many great reads in one place! Many of which are by writers I admire. Happy reading!

Note: the list of writers I admire found on this list was too long to keep linking. Let's just say the people at wigleaf have excellent taste.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Five Star Literary Stories

My review of D.E. Fredd's excellent story "Steiner Requests That His Hole Be Dug in Poland," is up today.

New Color

Comments welcome.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kathy Fish

has a gorgeous new story at wigleaf.

"Apologies Forthcoming"

Xujun Eberlein's prize-winning collection is now available for sale!

New Pages

New Pages has a new group of lit mag reviews up.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sons


My youngest came home from the farmer's market this morning with these flowers for me. My eldest is coming home from college for a week. My cup runneth over.

Happy Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 07, 2008