Calvino Prize in Fiction

Huge thanks to Judge Robert Coover, all the readers, and the creative writing program at the University of Louisville for selecting my story, “Flight of the Crow Boys,” as this year’s winner of the Calvino Prize.

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This is a really big deal to me. I think I’ve been entering this contest every year for five years now. I love Italo Calvino’s work (his story, “The Distance of the Moon,” is pretty much perfect). So, to say the least, I’m over the moon to have won this prize.

Congratulations to Alisa Alering, David James Poissant, and all the finalists.

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UC Reading Series

I really enjoyed designing flyers and participating in UC’s graduate reading series this fall. Can’t wait for more awesome fiction, poetry, and essay readings in the spring.

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Science Fiction Fairy Tales

Jilly Dreadful is putting together a reading list of science fiction fairy tales. How cool!

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Thank you, Jilly, for giving a shoutout to my story, “A Famine of Music.”

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Catherynne M. Valente is awesome. Another thing I might suggest for a SciFi fairy tales list: Ben Loory’s Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day.

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“Flight of the Crow Boys” in Witness

Thanks so much to the editors and readers of Witness for publishing my story, “Flight of the Crow Boys,” in their Winter issue. I’m really fond of this story, and I’m glad it found a good home.

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Review: ‘The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told’ by Jean Thompson

My review of Jean Thompson’s new collection is up now at Chicago Tribune.

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storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Story

Just noticed that my story, “Repairing the Robot,” has made the notable stories list for the 2014 storySouth Million Writers Award.

Thanks to Jason Sanford, the contest readers, and the nominators!

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Reading on October 23rd at Northside Tavern


Lots of great readings next week in Cincinnati:

Elizabeth Stuckey-French & Patricia Henley giving a talk and reading from their new book, Where Wicked Starts, October 2oth, 7PM, at Joseph Beth Booksellers

Ann Valente reading from her new book, By Light We Knew Our Names, October 21st, 7PM, at Joseph Beth Booksellers. See my brief Amazon review here.

Gwen E. Kirby, James Ellenberger, Brenda Peynado, and Micah Dean Hicks reading fiction and poetry, October 23rd, 7PM, at Northside Tavern

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