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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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


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.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Writer and blogger Myfanwy Collins reviews Kathy Fish's new chapbook "Tenderoni" here.

I'm looking forward to reading it!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


is Laura Ellen Scott's collection offered in installments by Uncannyvalley.

Each of these first three pieces shows just how talented and imaginative Laura is. My favorite so far is "The Brewsters."

Excerpt: The tin screams as we enter forcibly to stand inside damnation. The Brewster children sleep in a pile, stuck together like old candy. Their parents are naked and chattering in the tub of a wringer washer, tipped over. Sometimes I think I want a love like that. They don’t even know we’re here.

Lit Journal Giveaway

UPDATE: These have now found a new home.

I'm willing to send all of these journals or a few to the first person who emails me with his or her address (tdenza@nc.rr.com). Rather than send these to the recycling center which just doesn't feel right, I'd like them to go to someone who will appreciate them.

The Kenyon Review Fall 2006
Zoetrope Fall 2008
A Public Space Spring 2006
The Missouri Review Winter 2007
The MacGuffin Winter 2007
American Short Fiction Winter 2007
The Baltimore Review Winter/Spring 2007
The Chattahoochee Review Winter 2007
Ninth Letter Spring/Summer 2007
The Missouri Review Winter 2008
Ninth Letter Spring/Summer 2008
The Gettysburg Review Winter 2007
The Chattahoochee Review Winter 2006
Fourteen Hills Summer/Fall 2006
Harpur Palate Volume 6 Issue 2
cream city review 30th Anniversary Issue
Cimarron Review Winter 2007
Southern Indiana Review 2007
Ninth Letter Fall Winter 2008-9
Parting Gifts Spring 2007
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