My novel manuscript The Play's the Thing
was picked up for publication by TouchPoint Press
. Look for it in 2021.
This nice little wiki blurb
appeared for my novel When You Believe
. It made me want to read it (it's been a while).
Very happy for my former student Kari Flickinger and all her successes. Here
is an interview all about her.
Also very pleased for my former student Daniel McClary's
success in the Allegra Johnson contest, run through UCLA Ex. His novel Mahout
is amazing, and it's only a matter of time before it's published.
What We Learn When We Learn Italian
in the latest edition of Chiron
, Spring 2019.
My short story collection--in its form Outside of Normal
--was a semi-finalist in the Sundress Publications
first fiction contest.
My poems Bon Soir is a Feeling Not a Time
(both set in France!) appear in The Pangolin Review.
Only a tiny bit about me: my former student Kerry Fisher is doing wild and amazing things out in the book world. Her fourth novel The Silent Wife
picked up by Grand Central!
My poem Tea Party Photo
was shortlisted on A3 Review's monthly theme contest on parties.
Much appreciation for my finalist finish in the Hudson Prize
at Black Lawrence Press.
In more bridesmaid news, The Dry Years
was a finalist here
My story Accepted Forms of Ruin
is in the latest edition of Souwester.
My collection of poetry When We Almost Drowned was a semi-finalist in Gold Wake Press's Spring Contest.
Though it would appear the writer hoped I'd retire sooner, a lovely article in DVC's Inquirer
Kind of a fantastic review for my Kindle book Where I am Now
. I love this story, and it never found a traditional home. But there are 19 reviews on Goodreads, and this one
made me very happy.
I will be reading from my story Spain, 1933
at Deep Vellum Books
, November 30th at 6:30. This is the launch party for Reunion: the Dallas Review.
The Burning Hour
wins first place in Westerns
New Episode of Jane the Virgin Now Available
(a poem, not a commercial) is up on The Paddock Review.
Monsters in the Agapanthus
is published once again, and in fine form in The Coil.
I will be reading with a number of amazing writers at
Why There Are Words
Sausalito on August 10th at 7 pm. Please join us!
In September, some of my MFA pals and I will be presenting at the Montana Book Festival
. The panel is titled: Don't Go Home, Go Small: A panel on publishing with a small press. September 27-October 1.
I will be presenting and doing writing critiques for Write on the Sound
, October 7-8. Sign up now!
My poem "Privet
" in Sheila-Na-Gig
"This" available August 1st in The Other Side of Violet
from great weather for MEDIA. Monsters in the Agapanthus
is a finalist in the 2017 Luminaire Award for Best Prose at Alternating Current's The Coil.
Find me at the RWW table 550-T on Friday from 2-3.30 at AWP!
I'll be at Meachum
at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga March 23-25 for Meachum.
nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
I will be talking about POV at Write on the Sound
on October 1st. Book signing that evening. Hope to see you.
Roommates is a finalist in Ruminate's 2016 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. So two years a semi-finalist and now this. I might get there someday.
wins an editor's prize and is published on Waypoints
Jungles of America
in The East Bay Review The Room of Wonders
A zombie apocalypse. Really. A World That Certainly Didn't
in Marathon The Brightness of Things
in Tinge Triggers
is up on the Watershed Review Summer Water
in the London Journal of Fiction
Poem of the Week at West Trestle Review Jungles of America
an Honorable Mention in the Helen Literary Magazine Short Story Contest. Night Monsters
in Yellow Chair Review Two Days of Magical Thinking
in Gravel All the Time in the World
a semi-finalist in the Hudson Prize. Caught
appears with very cool illustrations in Buffalo Almanack Higgns' Ghost
now available in snippet form on Your Impossible Voice
and in hard copy, too.
Flash nonfiction Backseat
in Foliate Oak
in West Trade Review
and What To Do If You're Choking
in The Virginia Normal Gertrude published in The Literary Nest
Leaving Mr. Wong
wins the 2015 Dr. Nella C. Seshachari 2015 from The Weber Review
This Ain't No Party
published on Pithead Chapel As if Happiness Were Sky
in the anthology Creature of Habitat
Listen to my interview with Suzanne Lang on KRCBA
Some haiku SPAM for your enjoyment at Eckleburg
Thoughts about beginnings on Storyacious
Not Once finalist in the Driftless Prize in Fiction
Essay about Procrastination in Storyacious
Four Tips for Writing for the Romance Market in Writer's Digest
Thinking about research on Storyacious
ELJ publishes It Would All Happen in Barcelona
Woodrunner eChapbooks publishes my fiction chapbook Monsters in the Agapanthus
Craft essay on the unreliable narrator on Storyacious
Craft essay on problems with point-of-view now in Storyacious
Sneakers in Hawaii Pacific Review
Once a Month in Split Lip
My essay about the process of writing Boots in Compose.
Craft essay on writing sex scenes on Storyacious
My short story collection The Possibility of Fire was a finalist in the Tartt First Fiction contest. Argh!
Luck in The Boiler
OCD Day in Burrow Press Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize
Big as the World in Per Contra
Three Witches in Clare Literary Journal
A nice write up about How to Bake a Man in the Orinda News
Jessica's new novel How to Bake a Man forthcoming from Ghostwoods Books
Boots in Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing
Monsters in the Agapanthus in Lunch Ticket
Failure to Disperse published in Storyacious
Turnip published in Bay Laurel
El Camino published in The Flagler Review
Finally on Shark Week Stories
All the Time in the World published in Fat City Review
Skin Changer published in Prime Number
Frankenstein Goes to the Bathroom wins second-place in The Missing Slate's Halloween Contest
Were in BlastFurnace
Indiscrimination in SPC Tule Review
Museum now in Rose Red Review
Chipped published in Gravel
Brace published in Foliate Magazine
KneeJerk Magzine publishes He Grabbed Me
Generations publishes She's Been Through Too Much, available in hard copy September 2013.
South85 publishes poems Automatic Rapture and It's Not Just the Cat
Gingerbread House Literary Magazine publishes Before Waking Her Up
The Lindenwood Review publishes Starving
Outside In: Travel and Literary Journal publishes Crown
Carve Magazine presents The Possibility of Fire an Esoteric Award.
Mason's Road publishes Three, Four, Five
Litrouk.com publishes The Sausage Class.
Harry Opens It published in Edge
Flywheel Magazine nominates Tuna for the Apocalypse for the 2012 Million Writers Award
The Mom Egg publishes Jessica's poem Bedtime Story.
Three poems appear in Straight Forward Poetry, pages 6-8
Jessica's essay The Man Raft in the Winter Edition of The Coachella Review
Jessica's poem Sabotage in Flywheel Magazine online
Jessica's short story Harry Opens It finalist in Cutthroat Journal's Rick DiMarinis Short Story contest.
The Anarchist's Mother in audio on WordPlaysound.
Essay Look at him on the Edge in The Whistling Fire
Jessica's poem Impossible Things now in the online journal Switched on Gutenberg
Jessica's short story Marco on the Beach
appearing now in audio on The Drum Literary Magazine.
Pear, a poem that appeared in Spittoon, has been nominated by the editors for the Sundress Press' 2012 "Best of the Net" anthology.
Jessica's short story manuscript Tuna for the Apocalypse was named a finalist in The Black Lawrence Press' 2011 Hudson Prize Contest:
Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize Finalists
And in 2012, a revised, new, perhaps not superior manuscript was named semi-finalist:
Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize Finalists
Note that the winner wrote a few finalist manuscripts, so I have a feeling they like him!