2018: A year in review

Precis There’s little to be said for 2018 that hasn’t already been said–most of it nooot pretty. For me, this year was marked by personal hardship, but also tremendous growth. Writing was hard for me this year, as it was…

  2017, a whiplash year; on the personal front one of the roughest in my adult life, but on the publishing front one of the most bountiful. I am really proud of the work I put into the world this year—this world which…

I’ve had a couple fictiony things out this year, and I’m in my 2nd / final year of eligibility for the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer. If you’re curious about my 2015 fiction and only have time…

  Three plot-driven pieces this month, although I’ve read and loved a lot of unusual story shapes since last month’s review, like a collection of ragtag storyteddies, stuffing half pulled out, piled on a windowsill. I’ll tweet some stuff I liked but haven’t…

Sorry about the hiatus! I continued to crunch through short stories in the first quarter of 2015 (holy shit, time is flying!), but haven’t had a chance to put together a review post. I’m now keeping a spreadsheet* listing every short story I read, and…

Ogres of East Africa by Sofia Samatar, originally in Long Hidden (Rose Fox and Daniel Older eds, 2014) I read this in Cicada Magazine’s Nov/Dec 2014 issue, and was in love with it from the first sentence. This is a…

I read 21 books (not including magazines) in 2014. This is the first year I keep count, so I can’t tell if this is impressive compared to a baseline. But next year, I’ll have a number to beat. Here’s everything I read…

I’ve decided to do a regular roundup of short stories I’ve read and loved recently. They may not be fresh out the oven; they may not be gluten-free–but they will definitely have left me with something, an earthy taste, an indelible…

Welcome to my tiny opalescent tile in the mosaic that is the web! I’ve set up this website to catalogue my published fiction and poetry. But I hope, sort of shyly, sort of obliquely, that eventually I’ll be writing froth-lipped essays here,…