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The Micro Award

Today I have exciting news to share! I’m the runner-up for the 2012 Micro Award! I finished right behind the fantastic Bruce Holland Rogers. The Micro Award is given annually to the judges’ favorite piece of flash fiction published in the previous year. You can read all about it and the winner and finalists here. […]

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Stripped & PANK “Science & Fiction” Special Issue

Happy New Year! Here are a couple of literary things to help you start 2012 off right! First, there’s a new anthology out called Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash. I’ve got a story in it, alongside Sherrie Flick, Randall Brown, Michael Martone, Roxane Gay, Devan Goldstein, Kathy Fish, Ethel Rohan, J Bradley, Amber Sparks, […]

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Cool Things!

Two things: First, big news! My short story collection, Why We Never Talk About Sugar, is going to be released this spring by Big Wonderful Press. The collection has 13 stories in it. Some of them have been published in places like PANK, Annalemma, Hobart, Vestal Review and Whiskey Island Magazine. And others are brand […]

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Guest editing at PANK!

If you follow this blog you are probably aware of my love of science, fiction, and, of course, science fiction. So I’m incredibly excited to be guest-editing a “Science and Fiction” issue of PANK Magazine along with my partner-in-crime (and wedlock), Devan Goldstein. If you ask me, modern, forward-thinking science fiction stories don’t get their […]

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The Reprint’s “Stolen Issue”

I recently lent an essay I’d written to the talented Brian Oliu to be remixed as part of The Reprint’s “Stolen Issue.” The essay, “A Florist’s Encyclopedia,” originally appeared in Third Coast in the fall of 2010, and when Brian contacted me about doing a re-write, I answered with a resounding “Hell yes!” Brian is […]

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9 Writers Walk into a Bar…

…and one says to the other, “Hey, J. Bradley, you never interviewed me when I had a story in PANK. What gives?” We’re in the colorful lobby bar of the Marriott in DC, day 2 of AWP. In our little circle is a ton of amazing talent: J. Bradley, Nicelle Davis, Roxane Gay, xTx, Devan […]

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