Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pushcart Nominee

I learned yesterday that “Looper,” my story from the Winter 2013 issue of Jabberwock Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize is an annual award for short stories, poetry and essays published in small presses during a … Continue reading

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Foundations of Fiction

Some cool developments lately: First, starting in January, I’m going to teach “Foundations of Fiction” at StoryStudio Chicago. It’s a class geared toward beginning fiction writers or those who’ve been away from the craft for awhile looking to jump back … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward, One and a Half Back

I’ve been wrestling with a new short story lately in a way that’s a bit uncommon for me. I’ve got a pretty strong outline for it, the characters are quite clear to me, and the plot has had plenty of … Continue reading

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