Saturday, December 24, 2011

Nominated for Best American Short Stories



I know I rep Atticus Review and Atticus Books a lot, but they are amazing people who work incredibly hard to support their authors. This week they nominated my short story "Swimmers" for inclusion in the anthology Best American Short Stories 2012. You can read it by clicking on the link. Though it truly is an honor just to be nominated, wish me luck!

Monday, December 19, 2011

My Christmas Card for Atticus Review

Atticus Review is a wonderful and thoughtful journal. Look what they took the time to put together for all this year's contributors.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

In Honor of Hitchens


In honor of Christopher Hitchens I'm re-reading selections from Love, Poverty, and War tonight. My friend pointed out the fact that he was often difficult to agree with, but always challenging. The world has lost a great mind, and a charming dissident.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

December issue of decomP out now

The December issue of decomP Magazine is out now featuring my short-short story "The Kid on the Floor." Check it out!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Attention All Adjunct Instructors


Anyone working as adjunct faculty should read this book! For over five years I worked 70 plus hours a week at two different colleges, barely making ends meet and always fearful of the future due to the fact that my jobs afforded little in the way of security or benefits. Adjunct instructors do the bulk of the teaching at most all colleges and universities, but are often the migrant workers of higher education. Little pay. Transient and impermanent positions. This novel captures the lives and struggles of adjunct professors like none other. You should be reading it.

Safety Pin Review

The Safety Pin Review is by far the coolest idea I've seen for a lit journal in a long time.