Category: publications

Read my flash essay about Vietnam in Watershed Review

Read my flash essay about Vietnam in Watershed Review

The latest issue (Spring 2015) of Watershed Review features my flash essay about Vietnam, “Crossing the Street in Hue on Buddha’s Birthday.” I visited Vietnam as part of the Chatham MFA program’s 2012 field seminar. One requirement of the “class” (two weeks in Vietnam can hardly be called a class) was to keep a detailed...

FictionFeed.net reviews my story, “She’s a Work of Art”

FictionFeed.net reviews my story, “She’s a Work of Art”

On Saturday I got a big, wonderful, surprise. FictionFeed.net, a website that reviews short stories published online, posted a very kind review of my recently-published short story, “She’s a Work of Art.” The most gratifying part of the review for me was seeing my prose called magical realism, even though this particular story doesn’t have...

10 reasons I didn’t submit to your literary magazine

10 reasons I didn’t submit to your literary magazine

Writers often feel desperate for publication. We feel like we NEED to be published, and we’ll settle for any magazine, for any contest, as long as our work is being validated by someone other than our moms. (Okay, okay, I’ll admit it: When I say “we,” I really mean “I.”) But we have to remember,...

How college writing workshops prepared me to work with an editor

How college writing workshops prepared me to work with an editor

I’ve been sending my short stories and essays to literary magazines since 2009, but I didn’t really start to accumulate publications until recently (something I will attribute to the amount of work I’ve put into improving my craft). So far, all my stories have been accepted as-is. Except for one. One I’m really, really fond...