New story in BOMB

Self Pres

Hi Friends:

Happy to report there is a new (to most of you) story up in the phenomenal BOMB Magazine this week: Self-Preservation.

It’s about motherhood and sex and solar panels. Also, plants (sort of).

Big thanks to the folks at BOMB and especially to Raluca Albu for making this publication into being.

A version of this will be in the second story collection which is waiting patiently for me to revise the last story’s ending (yes, again – for the seventh time).

I miss you. Let’s stay in touch better, okay?


THE INSTRUCTION is online now at Paper Darts

Here it is.

I promised I’d post it when the link went live. Here it is: THE INSTRUCTION

Paper Darts editor-in-chief Meghan Murphy had this to say when she launched the link today on Twitter:

In my 10 years as the head editor for , no story has meant more to me than “The Instruction” by . Survivors of domestic violence, this one is for us. I am so grateful to the women that make publishing stories like these possible.

Deepest gratitude to Meghan and all the phenomenal people at Paper Darts that make it a beautiful home for such incredible art and literature.

I’m delighted this particular story found a home in this particular place.PD-promo_0016_Instruction.Finalc.png

Illustration by Greta Kotz


I had the phenomenal privilege of contributing a new story to print issue no. 7 of PAPER DARTS, a gorgeous magazine with such talented art and lit editors that the last print issue sold out in three weeks. So, pre-order your copy now while it’s still available.



X. C. Atkins / Jordan Cooley / Bibi Deitz / Dessa / June Gehringer / Blair Hurley / Julian K. Jarboe / Jac Jemc / John Jodzio /Erini Katopodis  / Muriel Leung / Mercedes Lucero  / Elisa Luna-Ady / Christine Ma-Kellams / Maryse Meijer / Christine Prevas / Dina L. Relles / Ethan Rutherford / Tatiana Ryckman / Rebecca Saltzman / Kevin Sampsell /
Maggie Ryan Sandford / Sagirah Shahid / Alina Stefanescu / Jennifer Tseng / Margaret Malone / Harmony Neal


Liron Ashkenazi-Eldar  / Jana Brike / Laura Callaghan / Jazzmyn Coker / Herikita Con K / Henrietta Harris / Jamea Richmond-Edwards / Bobby Rogers / Dadu Shin


Jazzmyn Coker / Benjamin Currie / Andres Guzman / Alex Fukui / Meghan Irwin / LK James / Greta Kotz / Leigh Luna /  Meghan Murphy / Keit Osadchuk / Amanda Tseng

Literary Arts Writing Workshop: 3-Week Short Story Intensive

For three consecutive Wednesdays this winter, I’ll be teaching a Short Story Intensive workshop to a small batch of students.

Wednesday, February 22 – 6:00-9:00PM

Wednesday, March 1- 6:00-9:00PM

Wednesday, March 8- 6:00-9:00PM

We will discuss all elements of the short story, from creating ideas through character, detail, plot, point of view all the way through to revision, and the revision that happens after you think you’re done revising. The pain and the glory both.

Each student will leave with a new story and likely several starts for new work as well.