Don’t Pinch Me Yet

So, my dream agent — the brilliant and badazz Victoria Sanders of the eponymous Victoria Sanders & Associates — just sold my debut novel to my dream editor at Holt. Grateful to VSA’s all-star team for making this magic happen, and for their patience with my incessant, nerdy noodling on the book, which earned me … Continue reading

Panel Alert

So proud of Subnivean student editors Mads Pearson and Shannon Sutorius, whose public discussion I moderated at the 2021 national Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) Colloquium. And it was such a pleasure to speak on a later FUSE panel alongside Daniel O’Malley, author of The Rook. Next up: AWP 2022. Subnivean is headed to … Continue reading

story in STORY

In the midst of novel revisions, it’s great to take a break and write work one can complete in days, not months/years. A new short piece is forthcoming the legendary STORY magazine. I’ve always admired STORY for publishing literary luminaries from Richard Wright to Truman Capote to Charles Bukowski to Junot Diaz to Joyce Carol … Continue reading

2021 CLMP Firecracker Awards

How do our babies grow up so quickly? Subnivean—an internationally-read literary publication that I developed for SUNY undergraduates to staff, which has now received submissions from authors working in 48 countries and 48 U.S. states, plus the United States Virgin Islands—has been named a finalist in the 2021 CLMP Firecracker Awards. This national award will be presented by the Community of … Continue reading

New Year, New Anthology

Huzzah! Foglifter Press, which recently won the prestigious Whiting Award, will release Home is Where You Queer Your Heart in March ’21.

\ ¦Səb¦nivēən \ Adj: situated or transpiring under the snow Noun: a subnivean zone offering warmth and shelter Noun: an international publication elevating and amplifying high-caliber prose, poetry, audio and video — staffed by undergraduates at SUNY Oswego, where four times more snow falls on our city than Manhattan. We may be the new kids … Continue reading

Hyphen Magazine: New Story Featured in Arts & Culture Section

Humbled and honored, in a time of larger, hard-won victories and so many tragedies, to have a new story featured in the Arts & Culture section of Hyphen Magazine. If you read “Any Old Patient,” I’d love to hear your thoughts–as this piece deviates from my usual style, and was based on an actual event.

Notes from the Motherfield: August 2020

It’s been an absolute honor to be a part of Kore Press’s Notes from the Motherfield, alongside literary superstars including Toi Dericotte, Beth Alvarado, Khadijah Queen and so many others. I’m delighted to announce that Kore is taking its popular series, Notes from the Motherfield LIVE, online again in August 2020 and that I’ll be … Continue reading

C U @ AWP 2020?

If you’ll be at AWP 2020, let’s link up and toast to a mob of 12,000 lit’ nerds invading San Antonio. Hit me up, or find me here: To Boldly Go: Unconventional Publishing Opportunities from Radio and Beyond, 2020 AWP Conference: March 5, 2020, 1:45pm Room 214D, Henry B. González Convention Center 900 E Market Street … Continue reading

Tonight: Two Tats and a Lie

NYC lit’ community, please join Kate Angus, Matthew Aaron Goodman, Arisa White, Clifford Thompson, Shelly Oria, Mike Fu and Soma Mei Sheng Frazier for a round of micro-readings tonight, 10/12, at PEN America’s Lit Crawl NYC. TWO TATS AND A LIE Two readings relate to actual tattoos inked someplace on the readers’ bodies, and the … Continue reading