My story "In the Fall" will be appearing in Pank in May. I've been an admirer of Roxanne Gay, one of the editors of the journal, for a while now. I've been reading her blog and I'm amazed how gorgeous and meaningful her posts are. She's a natural.
"In the Fall" started out as a 6000+ words story and I kept shaving off the dead areas, again and again, until I ended up with the final piece just under 1200 words.
- 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, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. 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. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.