My novel Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones is officially out and roaming the wild! The picture to the left was taken at Books-A-Million in Texarkana, TX. This was my bookstore growing up, and it means so much to me to see my book on the shelves there. I'm incredibly grateful to Kerry D'Agostino, John … Continue reading Book Birthday!
Readings in NYC This Week
I'll be reading with Brenda Peynado in New York City twice this week. On February 14th, we'll read cowritten pieces at An Beal Bocht at 8pm. And then on February 18, we'll both read at Tannat Wine & Cheese starting at 9pm. I've never actually been to NYC before, so I'm pretty excited!
New Story in Pleiades
I have a new story co-written with Brenda Peynado in Pleiades 38.1. I think this is only the second thing we've written together, so we're thrilled it found a good home! Here's the first page:
Novel Coming Spring 2019
After working on my strange novel about aliens, robots, pig people, ghosts, and kids with powers for the last four years, I'm so happy I can finally announce that it sold! Here's the official announcement memo from Publishers Marketplace: Author of New American Fiction Prize-winning Electricity and Other Dreams, Micah Dean Hicks's debut BREAK THE … Continue reading Novel Coming Spring 2019
Pushcart Prize XLI Special Mention
Somehow I missed this, but last November my story "Flight of the Crow Boys" was recognized as a special mention in The Pushcart Prize XLI anthology. I'm very grateful to Witness for publishing the story initially and to Salt Hill Journal for reprinting it.
BASFF 2017 Notable Story
I'm really pleased that my story "The Carpenter and the Beast of Teeth" was listed as a Notable Story in Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017. Big thanks to the editors and readers, and congratulations to the other notables and the top twenty! Here's the full list. You can read my story online at … Continue reading BASFF 2017 Notable Story
“Lost Ones” in Arkansas Life
I have a short essay about living with way too many people and taking in stray kids in the most recent issue of Arkansas Life Magazine. You can also find the essay online at the Arkansas Life website. Big thanks to editor Jordan Hickey for taking this piece and to all the people who shared … Continue reading “Lost Ones” in Arkansas Life
Ninth Letter 2017 Literary Awards
I forgot to post this several weeks ago, but my story "Missing in the City of Wind" was a runner up in Ninth Letter's 2017 Literary Awards. Huge congratulations to winner Cady Vishniac, runner up Gwen Cullen, and the rest of the winners and finalists!
Interview in Arts & Letters
Big thanks to Abbie Lahmers for doing this interview with me over at Arts & Letters! I got to talk about stories and poetry by some of my favorite people: http://artsandletters.gcsu.edu/interview-with-micah-dean-hicks-past-fiction-prize-winner/
Kenyon Review Online: “Church of Birds”
I'm so happy that my story "Church of Birds" appears today in Kenyon Review Online: The story is a sequel and response to the Brothers Grimm tale "The Six Swans."