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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.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Caroline Leavitt interviews Sandra Novack

on her blog about Sandra's debut novel, "Precious," (see post below for link and more information) scheduled for release on Feb 17th.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Congratulations to Roy Kesey and more...

for winning the 2008 Missouri Review Editor's Prize Contest:

Congratulations to the winners of The Missouri Review's 2008 Editors' Prize Contest. It was a tough competition this year, and we’d like to thank everyone who submitted their work to our judges. Look for the winners' work in our Spring issue. Here are the winners and finalists:


Roy Kesey, “Double Fish”, North Syracuse, NY

Jennifer Arnspiger, “Foie Gras”, San Diego, CA
Mike Murray, “The Underwater Man”, Pittsburgh, PA
Robert Hodgson Van Wagoner, “Jack and His Disappearing Act”, Concrete, WA

Frannie Lindsay, Belmont, MA

Matthew Fluharty, St. Louis, MO
Jennifer Grotz, Greensboro, NC
Christina Hutchins Albany, CA

Deborah Thompson, “What’s the Matter with Houdini”, Fort Collins, CO

Gail Kezer Lowe, “Around the Rosy”, Brunswick, ME
David MacLean, “The Answer to the Riddle is Me”, Houston, TX
Robert Rebein, “The Sisyphus of the Plains”, Indianapolis, IN

Also, we continue our long history of innovation. Beginning this year, you’ll have the option of receiving The Missouri Review digitally online or in audio. That’s right. You can listen to every short story, essay and poem on your iPod, MP3 player, computer or other electronic devices—read by voice actors or by the authors. Watch our website for more details, or send us an email requesting more information.

The Missouri Review. Remarkable writing delivered to fit your lifestyle.

--The Editors

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters

REAL has a beautiful new website up and they are looking for submissions!

Monday, February 09, 2009


What's Going On Over at wigleaf?

I see there's an awesome story by the talented Kathy Fish called "Swicks Rule!" and also one by Kuzhali Manickavel, another talented writer, called "How to Wear an Indian Village."


I'm so excited about the fact that Sandra Novack's debut novel "Precious" is scheduled for release on Feb 17th!! Click on the text at the left to view larger...

Sunday, February 08, 2009


to Joyce Carol Oates talk about her novel "The Gravedigger's Daughter" here.

Narrative Contest

The rules for Narrative Magazine's Story contest have changed. Read them here.
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