“Year of the Cow” at Passages North


My story “Year of the Cow” appears in the latest issue of Passages North, a magazine from Northern Michigan University that has published since 1979. Big thanks to Jennifer A. Howard, Monica McFawn, and the staff at Passages North for including my work.

Issue 39, our 370-page behemoth, contains new work from ew work from Cortney Lamar Charleston, Keith S. Wilson, Leila Chatti, Jericho Parms, Marlin Jenkins, Emari DiGiorgio, Danielle Lea Buchanan, and so many more.


Indiana Review #IRFictionPrize


The Indiana Review offered up an #IRFictionPrize twitter contest, asking writers to provide a title for this short:

“You were stranded on a desert island with a copy of IR and a newborn piglet. You did the only thing you could do to survive.”


They picked my entry as one of two winners, which I’ve lovingly converted into a sort of piggish Rothko print. Thanks to the IR crew for selecting it and putting out such a wonderful publication! Here’s more on the 2015 IR Fiction Prize and how to submit.

Glimmer Train Nod

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I’m thrilled to say that my story “The Empire Builder” was awarded second-place in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers! Glimmer Train publishes some of the best short stories out there—pick up any copy and you’ll find stories that are both smart and emotional, deftly maneuvering in often hazardous territory. They publish the kind of work that reminds you why you write. I’m ecstatic to have their support. This is a good week.



“Jumper” on NANO Fiction

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My story “Jumper” is currently featured on NANO Fiction’s webpage! You can read it HERE.

“Jumper” is one of two stories of mine— the other being “The Search”— that the lovely people of NANO published in Volume 4.2 this spring. This literary crew out of Houston, Texas works hard to publish a lively and polished collection of flash fiction. Check them out.