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!
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/
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."
I had two pieces of flash fiction up at TriQuarterly in January: "Selling Death" and "In the Snowy Ruins." Big thanks to the editors for taking the stories!
We have a new book store in Russellville, AR, and it's amazing. Thanks to Emily Young at Dog Ear Books for inviting me to do a signing in December and a reading in January. You can find Dog Ear Books on the web at http://www.ilovedogear.com/
Thanks to the editors of Yemassee for nominating my story, "The Bone Oven," for a Pushcart Prize. Congratulations to all the nominees!
Big thanks to Editor Paul Haney and the staff of Redivider for nominating my story, "The Parking Lot Punk Rock Cremation of John Purdie," for a Pushcart Prize. Congratulations to the other nominees!