External link opens in new tab or windowWriter's Digest published a few thoughts about Shakespeare and how he continues to inform writing, four hundred years after his death.
 
Grim Honey is a Distinguished Favorite in the External link opens in new tab or windowNYC Big Book Award.

Please join me at a External link opens in new tab or windowQuiet Lightning reading on November 1 at 6 pm, PST.External link opens in new tab or window Log in here.

You can fast-forward a bit and then you will find me External link opens in new tab or windowhere chatting about poems, grief, and loss and how we write about them.

My poem "Disagreeing with Gandhi" appears in the latest edition of the External link opens in new tab or windowBacopa Literary Review.

While the reviewer from the Historical Novel Society took a bit of umbrage over my changing of the facts--as well she should--this nice External link opens in new tab or windowreview of External link opens in new tab or windowThe Play's the Thing recently was published.

Will be reading my poemExternal link opens in new tab or window Alice Takes Her Mother to a Funeral with Randolph's MFA program folks and other contributors to Revolute's .002 edition on September 23 at 5 pm PST.

Listen to a External link opens in new tab or windowlovely chat with NPR's Suzanne Lang about Shakespeare (and love) and my poetry collection Grim Honey.

A multiple-choice prose piece in External link opens in new tab or windowSledgehammer.

A poem about my best friend Kris appears in External link opens in new tab or windowPure Slush's latest anthology on Friendship.

My story External link opens in new tab or windowLater, After, appears in Cuthroat's COVID Chronicles edition.

Excited to be on External link opens in new tab or windowthis list with fantastic writers.

I had such a great time chatting with C.P. Lesley on the New Books Network. Have aExternal link opens in new tab or window listen to the podcast. LitHub picked up the interview and posted itExternal link opens in new tab or window here with some nice graphics!

A wonderful External link opens in new tab or windowreview from my local paper The Columbian.

Very excited for two of my students--Pathrinathan Pathmanathan and Zachary Liebhaber--finalist and semi-finalist in the External link opens in new tab or windowAllegra Johnson Prize at UCLA Extension. So good to see these writers and their stories honored.

The last bit of the External link opens in new tab or windowmini-interview--a bit about poems that inspire.

I have made a bold, decade-long career of being a semifinalist and finalist in the Black Lawrence Hudson Prize contest. Scroll all the way down this list to find my first story collection named semifinalist in 2011. More placements--even finalist--a couple of times, but, as of yet, my short stories remain lauded but not published in a collection. However, thank you Black Lawrence for your External link opens in new tab or windowrecognition in the 2021 contest.

External link opens in new tab or windowPart four of the mini-interview. More about poems.

I had a great time talking with Evan Karp from Litseen. He is a true literary citizen, promoting and supporting writers and their work for years. He was kind enough to video my External link opens in new tab or windowshort reading from The Play's the Thing and present a really fun External link opens in new tab or windowQ and A.


Please join me for the External link opens in new tab or windowlast reading of the spring: a late but fun launch for Grim Honey. Afterword: this was a blast. If you missed it, External link opens in new tab or windowclick here.

A pandemic poem with tomatoes is here in this External link opens in new tab or windowpandemic project. Scroll or search for In the Pandemic Garden.

External link opens in new tab or windowA nice review of Grim Honey by Sunny Solomon, long-time book encourager.

A little moreExternal link opens in new tab or window mini-interview. One Q and one A about writing poems--just the right amount.

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Oregonian book newsletter had some nice things to say about The Play's the Thing.

A charmingExternal link opens in new tab or window mini-interview! Who needs more, really?


Feeling special because of my brand-new External link opens in new tab or windowPoets and Writers listing.

Here is the External link opens in new tab or windowFacebook Live event featuring The Play's the Thing with Chelsea Pieper and Suzanne Irving.

A fun External link opens in new tab or windowQ and A with Deborah Kalb.

This is a great site with loads of info on authors, including me this month! Thank you External link opens in new tab or windowAuthors Answer.

My former student Sarahlyn Bruck does blog wonders.External link opens in new tab or window Here I am as the featured writer.

A wonderful, indulgent interview about my poetry, poems, and Grim Honey here in External link opens in new tab or windowThe Poet.


Much of my poetry writing this past year has been prompted by the great folks at External link opens in new tab or windowTwo Sylvias Press. External link opens in new tab or windowAlice Takes Her Mother to a Funeral in Revolute Lit Mag is one of them (as is the poem below).

Hard to believe that two years ago, I had just returned from teaching a semester abroad in Florence. One of the most amazing parts of that experience was being with my older son for a month. Here is my poem External link opens in new tab or windowYou Over There, You in The Commuter this week (May 10-17).

Also hard to believe that over 40 years ago, Suzanne Irving and I were together at Miramonte High pursuing our dreams to be a writer (me) and an actor (Suzanne). On May 18th, we will be in conversation about all things Shakespeare, literature, and drama on this External link opens in new tab or windowFacebook Live event.

May giveaway of The Play's the Thing on External link opens in new tab or windowFreshFiction.

A wonderful review of External link opens in new tab or windowGrim Honey on The Oregon Poetry Association website.

My review of Alicia Hoffman's fantastic poetry collection Animal in External link opens in new tab or windowThe Lake.

My poetry collection External link opens in new tab or windowWhen We Almost Drowned is available.

NewPages lists Grim Honey on their External link opens in new tab or windowNew and Noteworthy Page.

My short story External link opens in new tab or windowJoyride published in The Portland Review.

Grim Honey is out and available and part of the External link opens in new tab or windowpromopalooza on Gyroscope Review.

My flash fiction piece External link opens in new tab or windowSwing Out published in Leon Literary Review.

An essay in External link opens in new tab or windowWriter's Digest about putting together a poetry collection.

External link opens in new tab or windowApril giveaway for The Play's the Thing on External link opens in new tab or windowFreshFiction!

My poem Photograph Late 1980s in External link opens in new tab or windowRuminate.

Read my recent blogs on External link opens in new tab or windowMedium.com.

A poem explaining the unexplainable: External link opens in new tab or windowThis is It in Cathexis Northwest Press.

Apparently my poem External link opens in new tab or windowPhotograph, Late 1980s was a finalist for the New Millennium Awards.

My flash fiction pieceExternal link opens in new tab or window It Rained All Night published in deLuge Journal.

External link opens in new tab or windowNorth American Review nominates Unripped for a Pushcart Prize, 2020.

My story Caught up on External link opens in new tab or windowPenDust Radio as an audio.

The Robin Does Not Know featured in External link opens in new tab or windowAdanna: Mothering in a Pandemic.

A pandemic ode to a pamplemousse in External link opens in new tab or windowGyroscope Review.

My poem Losing it Found published in External link opens in new tab or windowBurningword LIterary Journal.

My poetry manuscript External link opens in new tab or windowGrim Honey: Poems won Sheila-Na-Gig Editions' annual prize and will be published in 2021

Twenty years after my first novel was published, so nice to see a good review for External link opens in new tab or windowHer Daughter's Eyes.

So We Could Fight, a poem about fighting with childhood friends, was on the shortlist for the Macaron Prize at External link opens in new tab or windowCagibi Journal. My new goal is to be on as many lists as possible. Let's see what I can do.

My poem Grim Honey will be published inExternal link opens in new tab or window The Chacalaca Review, and I'll be reading 6/20 at 6 CST (4 pm PST) a la External link opens in new tab or windowZoom. Join us.

A bridesmaid who might get married: My collection Accepted Forms of Ruin made it to finalist in Blair Press' External link opens in new tab or windowBakwin award contest. Currently, it is being read by Carmen Maria Machado. Yes, indeed.Do I feel optimistic? Not really, But it is nice. Update: alas, an also-ran, but 1 of 3 finalists from over 160 manuscripts.

Nice to see this External link opens in new tab or windowline-up of colleagues at Southern New Hampshire University's website.

My pandemic poem, The Robin Does Not Know, wins second place in Negative Capability's Spring poetry contest.

External link opens in new tab or windowMy thoughts about writing sex scenes. An often troubling topic!

Honored to have my poetry collection When We Almost Drowned listed in Pretty Owl'sExternal link opens in new tab or window POP shop!

I was the featured poet-of-the day on Gyroscope's Poetry Month fandango. Click over to read my poem External link opens in new tab or windowHow to Roast a Pelican.

My essay on figuring out how to live during the pandemic--External link opens in new tab or windowAnne Frank Keeps Me Going--in Litbreak Magazine.

Definitely, hands down, the hardest thing to teach: External link opens in new tab or windowPoint-of-View.

Safari available in External link opens in new tab or windowForeign Literary.

My flash nonfiction piece External link opens in new tab or windowThis Decade in Atlas and Alice.

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Dry Years is now available to view online at The Worcester Review.

Frankly, I was thrilled to see External link opens in new tab or windowRubric/Grade Scale listed on Necessary Fiction'sExternal link opens in new tab or window Submittable page.

Listen to a reading of our times--online. Two Pulp Literature authors--Katherine Wagner and Douglas Smith--and I External link opens in new tab or windowread from our work and answer writing questions.

How Astonishing makes it all the way to runner-up in the North American Review's 2020 James Hearst Prize in Poetry. This poem and Unripped and I Forget About Fame will be published in the upcoming edition. Also, a reading, somewhere in the PNW, this year, once the virus passes.

Journal of the Former World appears in the External link opens in new tab or windowHouse of Zolo's first publication ever! Very exciting.

My creative nonfiction pieceExternal link opens in new tab or window Death and Other Coincidences, which by coincidence, is not the title I gave it, in Two Hawks Quarterly.

The Dry Years finds its way into the latest issue of External link opens in new tab or windowThe Worcester Review.

My poem Unripped is a finalist in External link opens in new tab or windowThe Sewanee Review poetry contest.

Please join me for a reading atExternal link opens in new tab or window Diablo Valley College for a reading November 7, 12:30. I'll be reading from my collection External link opens in new tab or windowWhen We Almost Drowned and some newer work.

My poem Grim Honey  a finalist in the Kallisto Gaia Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize.

My flash piece, External link opens in new tab or windowWatch Us Go in New Flash Fiction Review.

Curve, Wave appears in External link opens in new tab or windowGyroscope's Crone Power edition!

I'll be reading at the External link opens in new tab or windowOctopus Literary Salon on August 31 from 4-6. Join us!

My novel manuscript The Play's the Thing was picked up for publication by External link opens in new tab or windowTouchPoint Press. Look for it in 2021.

This nice little External link opens in new tab or windowwiki blurb appeared for my novel When You Believe. It made me want to read it (it's been a while).

External link opens in new tab or windowRubric/Grade Scale in Necessary Fiction (and it's about poetry).

Very happy for my former student Kari Flickinger and all her successes. External link opens in new tab or windowHere is an interview all about her.

Also very pleased for my former student External link opens in new tab or windowDaniel 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 External link opens in new tab or windowChiron, Spring 2019.

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Burning Hour, is available in External link opens in new tab or windowaudiobook format!

My short story collection--in its form Outside of Normal--was a semi-finalist in the External link opens in new tab or windowSundress Publications first fiction contest.

The Wigleaf nominates External link opens in new tab or windowKnock, Knock as one of their Top 50.

Storytime is included in the latest External link opens in new tab or windowTahoma Literary Review.

External link opens in new tab or windowKnock, Knock lives on. Dan Chaon picked it to appear inExternal link opens in new tab or window Best Microfiction 2019! Coming soon.

My poems Bon Soir is a Feeling Not a Time and Clarins (both set in France!) appear in External link opens in new tab or windowThe 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 External link opens in new tab or windowThe Silent Wife picked up by Grand Central!

My poem External link opens in new tab or windowTea Party Photo was shortlisted on A3 Review's monthly theme contest on parties.

Love thatExternal link opens in new tab or window Knock, Knock showed up in a best short prose list for 2018. Thank you External link opens in new tab or windowClaire Polders.

External link opens in new tab or windowEscape Room in Press 53.

Outside of Normal, a ghost story, is inExternal link opens in new tab or window Community College Humanities Review.

My short story collection Accepted Forms of Ruin has been longlisted for the External link opens in new tab or windowDzanc Short Story Collection Prize.

Much appreciation for my finalist finish in theExternal link opens in new tab or window Hudson Prize at Black Lawrence Press.

A lovely External link opens in new tab or windowreview of my ebook External link opens in new tab or windowPrime.

In more bridesmaid news, The Dry Years was a finalist External link opens in new tab or windowhere as well.

The Dry Years receives an External link opens in new tab or windowhonorable mention from Glimmer Train. Yay!

My story Accepted Forms of Ruin is in the latest edition of External link opens in new tab or windowSouwester.

My collection of poetry When We Almost Drowned was a semi-finalist in Gold Wake Press's Spring Contest.

My short story A Quality of Happiness in External link opens in new tab or windowThe Tishman Review. Read it in Kindle.

Though it would appear the writer hoped I'd retire sooner, a lovely article in DVC's External link opens in new tab or windowInquirer.

External link opens in new tab or windowLate Night Selfies, an early version, in Thoughtful Dog.

Kind of a fantastic review for my Kindle book External link opens in new tab or windowWhere I am Now. I love this story, and it never found a traditional home. But there are 19 reviews on Goodreads, and this External link opens in new tab or windowone made me very happy.

My flash piece External link opens in new tab or windowKnock, Knock on External link opens in new tab or windowmatchbook.


My creative nonfiction piece "Until One Day They Are" appears in External link opens in new tab or windowHoly Shit: Bathroom Reading for Irregular Christians.

I will be reading from my story Spain, 1933 at External link opens in new tab or windowDeep Vellum Books, November 30th at 6:30. This is the launch party forExternal link opens in new tab or window Reunion: the Dallas Review.

The Burning Hour wins first place in External link opens in new tab or windowWesterns.

New Episode of Jane the Virgin Now Available (a poem, not a commercial) is up on External link opens in new tab or windowThe Paddock Review.

Monsters in the Agapanthus is published once again, and in fine form in External link opens in new tab or windowThe Coil.

My collection Jungles of America was a finalist in the External link opens in new tab or windowCypress and Pine Fiction Series.


External link opens in new tab or windowThe Burning Hour is a External link opens in new tab or window2017 WILLA Awards finalist in contemporary fiction. Read more about the awardExternal link opens in new tab or window here.

I'm excited to read my short story "This," which appeared in Great Weather for Media's new anthology, External link opens in new tab or windowThe Other Side of Violet at External link opens in new tab or windowAlley Cat Books on November 3rd at 7 pm and November 4th at theExternal link opens in new tab or window Octopus Lounge in Oakland.

I will be reading with a number of amazing writers at
External link opens in new tab or windowWhy 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 theExternal link opens in new tab or window 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 forExternal link opens in new tab or window Write on the Sound, October 7-8. Sign up now!

Really wonderful to listen to  students External link opens in new tab or windowread their work at Diablo Valley College, the culmination of the writing contest.

My poem "External link opens in new tab or windowPrivet" in External link opens in new tab or windowSheila-Na-Gig.

"This" available August 1st in External link opens in new tab or windowThe 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.

My short story External link opens in new tab or windowAccepted Forms of Ruin received a Honorable Mention from External link opens in new tab or windowGlimmer Train Magazine.

The Burning Hour is a finalist in the External link opens in new tab or windowNational Indie Excellence Awards in Best Regional Fiction West.

My poem External link opens in new tab or windowHow to Roast a Pelican in External link opens in new tab or windowCrack the Spine (both seem like bad advice, right?)

Find me at the RWW table 550-T on Friday from 2-3.30 at AWP!


My essay External link opens in new tab or windowTo My Forties appears in External link opens in new tab or windowThe Chaos.

External link opens in new tab or windowTheft, a piece written for a MOOC at the University of Iowa, appears in External link opens in new tab or windowPretty Owl Poetry.
And External link opens in new tab or windowHunting, another piece written for that class, in External link opens in new tab or windowObra/Artifact.

I'll be atExternal link opens in new tab or window Meachum at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga March 23-25 for Meachum.

I will be participating atExternal link opens in new tab or window Authors on the Move for the Sacramento Public Library, March 4.

External link opens in new tab or windowOld Cadillac People published by Scintilla Press.

External link opens in new tab or windowNot Once nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Burning Hour has been honored as a "Winner" in the "Fiction: Western" category in the External link opens in new tab or windowBest Book Awards.

MyExternal link opens in new tab or window poetic attempt at trying to figure out the election on External link opens in new tab or windowBarely South's blog.

My poem External link opens in new tab or windowSugar Bowl in the latest edition of External link opens in new tab or windowLime Hawk.

Nice review ofExternal link opens in new tab or window The Burning Hour from Ann Ronald, author of External link opens in new tab or windowFriendly Fallout 1953 and  retired dean of University of Reno, Nevada's English Department.

Rachel Finally Red in External link opens in new tab or windowEunoia Review

I will be talking about POV at External link opens in new tab or windowWrite on the Sound on October 1st. Book signing that evening. Hope to see you.

External link opens in new tab or windowNantucket in External link opens in new tab or windowFive on the Fifth . And just nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Alert the media! I will be at the External link opens in new tab or windowMontana Book Festival September 23-24th.

It's happened before and it didn't happen again! But I'm pleased that my short fiction collection External link opens in new tab or windowJungles of America and Other Stories was a finalist in the Hudson Prize. Uncross all digits. The same collection was longlisted for External link opens in new tab or windowStillhouse's Fiction Contest. and that, unfortunately, didn't pan out either. Time to regroup.


External link opens in new tab or windowThree, Four, Five, External link opens in new tab or windowNot Once, External link opens in new tab or windowLeaving Mr. Wong and several other short stories are now available on Audible.com

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.

My short story External link opens in new tab or windowRoommates inExternal link opens in new tab or window Palaver Journal

Caught and Other Stories a finalist in External link opens in new tab or windowPress 53's Award for Short Fiction

My short story Attachment Disorder in External link opens in new tab or windowCrossborder: A Journal of Fiction





External link opens in new tab or windowRemains wins an editor's prize and is published on External link opens in new tab or windowWaypoints

External link opens in new tab or windowJungles of America in External link opens in new tab or windowThe East Bay Review

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Room of Wonders in External link opens in new tab or windowLitbreak

A zombie apocalypse. ReallyExternal link opens in new tab or window. A World That Certainly Didn't in External link opens in new tab or windowMarathon

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Brightness of Things in External link opens in new tab or windowTinge

External link opens in new tab or windowTriggers is up on the External link opens in new tab or windowWatershed Review

External link opens in new tab or windowSummer Water in theExternal link opens in new tab or window London Journal of Fiction

Poem External link opens in new tab or windowCourtship Poem of the Week at External link opens in new tab or windowWest Trestle Review

Jungles of America an Honorable Mention in the External link opens in new tab or windowHelen Literary Magazine Short Story Contest.

External link opens in new tab or windowNight Monsters in External link opens in new tab or windowYellow Chair Review

External link opens in new tab or windowTwo Days of Magical Thinking in External link opens in new tab or windowGravel

All the Time in the World a semi-finalist in theExternal link opens in new tab or window Hudson Prize.

External link opens in new tab or windowCaught appears with very cool illustrations in External link opens in new tab or windowBuffalo Almanack

External link opens in new tab or windowHiggns' Ghost now available in snippet form on External link opens in new tab or windowYour Impossible Voice and in hard copy, too.

Flash nonfiction External link opens in new tab or windowBackseat in External link opens in new tab or windowFoliate Oak

Poems Guide in West Trade Review and External link opens in new tab or windowWhat To Do If You're Choking in The Virginia Normal

External link opens in new tab or windowGertrude published in External link opens in new tab or windowThe Literary Nest

External link opens in new tab or windowLeaving Mr. Wong wins the 2015 Dr. Nella C. Seshachari 2015 from External link opens in new tab or windowThe Weber Review

External link opens in new tab or windowThis Ain't No Party published on External link opens in new tab or windowPithead Chapel

As if Happiness Were Sky in the anthology External link opens in new tab or windowCreature of Habitat


Listen to my interview with Suzanne Lang on External link opens in new tab or windowKRCBA

Some haiku SPAM for your enjoyment at External link opens in new tab or windowEckleburg


Thoughts about beginnings on External link opens in new tab or windowStoryacious



Not Once finalist in the External link opens in new tab or windowDriftless Prize in Fiction



Essay about Procrastination in External link opens in new tab or windowStoryacious

External link opens in new tab or windowFour Tips for Writing for the Romance Market in External link opens in new tab or windowWriter's Digest

Thinking about External link opens in new tab or windowresearch on External link opens in new tab or windowStoryacious

ELJ publishes External link opens in new tab or windowIt Would All Happen in Barcelona

Woodrunner eChapbooks publishes my fiction chapbook External link opens in new tab or windowMonsters in the Agapanthus

Craft essay on the unreliable narrator on External link opens in new tab or windowStoryacious

Craft essay on problems with point-of-view now in External link opens in new tab or windowStoryacious

External link opens in new tab or windowSExternal link opens in new tab or windowneakers inExternal link opens in new tab or window Hawaii Pacific Review

External link opens in new tab or windowOnce a Month  in External link opens in new tab or windowSplit Lip

My External link opens in new tab or windowessay about the process of writing External link opens in new tab or windowBoots inExternal link opens in new tab or window Compose.

Craft essay on writing sex scenes on External link opens in new tab or windowStoryacious

My short story collection The Possibility of Fire was a finalist in the Tartt First Fiction contest. Argh!

External link opens in new tab or windowLuck in External link opens in new tab or windowThe Boiler

External link opens in new tab or windowOCD Day iExternal link opens in new tab or windown Burrow  Press Review  and nominated for a External link opens in new tab or windowPushcart Prize

External link opens in new tab or windowBig as the World in External link opens in new tab or windowPer Contra

External link opens in new tab or windowThree Witches in External link opens in new tab or windowClare Literary Journal

A nice write up about How to Bake a Man in the External link opens in new tab or windowOrinda News

Jessica's new novel How to Bake a Man forthcoming from External link opens in new tab or windowGhostwoods Books

External link opens in new tab or windowBoots in External link opens in new tab or windowCompose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing

External link opens in new tab or windowMonsters in the Agapanthus in External link opens in new tab or windowLunch Ticket

External link opens in new tab or windowFailure to Disperse published in External link opens in new tab or windowStoryacious

External link opens in new tab or windowTurnip published in External link opens in new tab or windowBay Laurel

External link opens in new tab or windowEl Camino published in External link opens in new tab or windowThe Flagler Review

External link opens in new tab or windowFinally on External link opens in new tab or windowShark Week Stories

All the Time in the World published in Fat City Review

External link opens in new tab or windowSkin Changer published in External link opens in new tab or windowPrime Number

External link opens in new tab or windowFrankenstein Goes to the Bathroom wins second-place in External link opens in new tab or windowThe Missing Slate's Halloween Contest

External link opens in new tab or windowWere in External link opens in new tab or windowBlastFurnace

External link opens in new tab or windowIndiscriminationExternal link opens in new tab or window inExternal link opens in new tab or window SPC Tule Review

External link opens in new tab or windowMuseum now in External link opens in new tab or windowRose Red Review

External link opens in new tab or windowChipped published in External link opens in new tab or windowGravel

External link opens in new tab or windowBrace published in External link opens in new tab or windowFoliate Magazine

External link opens in new tab or windowKneeJerk Magzine publishes External link opens in new tab or windowHe Grabbed Me

External link opens in new tab or windowGenerations publishes She's Been Through Too Much, available in hard copy September 2013.

External link opens in new tab or windowSouth85 publishes poems External link opens in new tab or windowAutomatic Rapture and External link opens in new tab or windowIt's Not Just the Cat

External link opens in new tab or windowGingerbread House Literary Magazine publishesExternal link opens in new tab or window Before Waking Her Up

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Lindenwood Review publishes Starving

External link opens in new tab or windowOutside In: Travel and Literary Journal publishes External link opens in new tab or windowCrown

Carve Magazine presents External link opens in new tab or windowThe Possibility of Fire  an Esoteric Award.

External link opens in new tab or windowMason's Road publishes External link opens in new tab or windowThree, Four, Five

External link opens in new tab or windowLitrouk.com publishes External link opens in new tab or windowThe Sausage Class.

External link opens in new tab or windowHarry Opens It published in External link opens in new tab or windowEdge

 External link opens in new tab or windowFlywheel Magazine nominates External link opens in new tab or windowTuna for the Apocalypse for the External link opens in new tab or window2012 Million Writers Award

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Mom Egg publishes Jessica's poem Bedtime Story.

 Three poems appear in External link opens in new tab or windowStraight Forward Poetry, pages 6-8

Jessica's essay External link opens in new tab or windowThe Man Raft in the Winter Edition of External link opens in new tab or windowThe Coachella Review

Jessica's poem External link opens in new tab or windowSabotage in Flywheel Magazine online

Jessica's short story Harry Opens It  finalist in Cutthroat Journal's Rick DiMarinis Short Story contest.

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Anarchist's Mother in audio on External link opens in new tab or windowWordPlaysound.

Essay External link opens in new tab or windowLook at him on the Edge in The Whistling Fire

Jessica's poem External link opens in new tab or windowImpossible Things now in the online journal External link opens in new tab or windowSwitched on Gutenberg

Jessica's short story Marco on the Beach appearing now in audio on External link opens in new tab or windowThe Drum Literary Magazine. 

External link opens in new tab or windowPear, a poem that appeared in External link opens in new tab or windowSpittoon, 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:

External link opens in new tab or windowBlack Lawrence Press Hudson Prize Finalists

And in 2012, a revised, new, perhaps not superior manuscript was named semi-finalist:

External link opens in new tab or windowBlack Lawrence Press Hudson Prize Finalists

Note that the winner wrote a few finalist manuscripts, so I have a feeling they like him!