February 1, 2019
New year, same you! 2019 is off to a roaring start for our FAM! Catch up on your reading and revisit our contributors' work in the archives:
Poetry Editor Marianne Chan shared the cover of her new book All Heathens, coming from Sarabande Books in 2020.
Poetry reader Michelle Lewis won the Conduit Magazine 2018 Marystina Santiesteven First Book Prize for her manuscript Animul/Flame.
Pre-orders now available for paperback copies of memoir editor Matt Young’s book Eat the Apple.
Publications, Interviews, and Reviews
James Yates' story “You Don’t Get to Do This” is up at Bull Men’s Fiction
Chris Drangle's story “Sinner Wolf” appears in The Adroit Journal.
Darren C. Demaree published several poems recently:
“Emily as a Small Blue Triangle” in The Hedge Apple
“Emily as We Lost the Ability to Feel Shame” and “Emily as a Month of British Rain” in The Hunger
Assistant Fiction Editor Michele Finn Johnson's story “Grafton Hill” is up at Lost Balloon:
Flash reader Amy Stuber's piece “Swimming” is up at Hobart
Kim Magowan published several stories recently:
“Low Sturdy Skunks” in Spelk
“Compromising” in Forge Literary Magazine (runner up for their flash fiction contest!)
“When Viv Wanted to Walk to Crescent Street” in Lost Balloon
“Farrah Fawcett Poster” in Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
Sara Lippmann's story “Postcoital” appears in Flash Fiction Magazine
Tyrese L. Coleman's story “How I Lost My Hometown” was published by Catapult
Brandon Taylor's essay “How Mary Oliver Helped Me to Breathe Again” is up at Literary Hub
Amber Sparks was interviewed by Apparel for Authors on Instagram.
Brianna McNish's story “Uprooted” is up at Okay Donkey.
Contributing Editor Chris Gonzalez appears on a recent episode of the Day Jobs podcast.
Allegra Hyde's story “Adjustments” was published in TriQuarterly.
Allegra also collaborated with J. Wen Zhuang on “Peripheral Vision” for 7x7
Ellie Black's poems “Olive Thomas Wants to Die” and “Judy Garland’s Body” appear in Menacing Hedge
W. Todd Kaneko & Amorak Huey published several collaborative poems recently:
“Slash in Drag,” “Slash Buys a Gun,” and “Slash Stands at the Top of Havasu Falls, Arizona” Menacing Hedge
“Slash in Paradise” in Thrush
Chloe N. Clark published several pieces recently:
“This Will Be Your Fortune Long After I Can Tell You” in SWWIM
“The Path of Needles” in The Wild Hunt
“The Superhero’s Girlfriend Dies” in Dirty Paws
“We Imagined Their Fossils to be Thunderbolts” in Bridge Eight
Krys Malcolm Belc's craft essay “On ‘First Seen in Print in 1987, According to Merriam Webster’” appears in Black Warrior Review
Brooke Larson's piece “Brewed, Bottled” is in the latest issue of The Hunger:
Gabrielle Spear's hybrid “Tomorrow We Will Kill Our Families” is also in The Hunger:
Melissa Wiley's essay “Gaudi Under Water” is up at Pigeon Pages
Robert James Russell's story “Son of Paul Bunyan” was published by matchbook
Jessica Goodfellow's poem “Nocturne with Counterexample” is up at Pittsburgh Poetry Houses
Listen to Anna Cabe read “See Me,” forthcoming in the Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction collection.
Tabitha Blankenbiller's essay “Disneyland with My Invisible Guest” was published by Salon
Todd Dillard's story “The Hand” is up at Lost Balloon
Stories by Managing Editor Amy Rossi, Kathy Fish, and Amber Sparks are featured in a short film by Brian Mihok of matchbook.
Dorothy Chan's poem “Triple Sonnet for Your Trashy Wartime Asian Fetish Fantasy” was published by Foglifter and her poem “Dial for Trivia, Marilyn, and the Sound of My Voice” appears in Gigantic Sequins
Cathy Ulrich's story “Closer to the Moon” appears in Longleaf Review
Michelle Ross's story “Binary Code” is up at Monkeybicycle
Rebecca Kokitus's piece “Fatestrings” was published in pussy magic (TW)
Alina Stefanescu's story “6 Things That Suddenly Matter” appears in Paper Darts
Mark Galarrita's story “Homeboy” is up at The Wrath-Bearing Tree
Belinda Hermawan's story “Stone Fruit” was published in Pigeon Pages
Poetry Editor Marianne Chan's poems “On Eroticism at Thirty” and “Something Borrowed” are in the latest issue of Witness
Alicia Cole's story “The Spey-Wife” was published in SageWoman Magazine
Joanna Valente's poems “Siren Song,” “Toil & Trouble,” and “O” are in Dirty Paws
Josh Denslow story “Ache” is up at X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine
Martha Silano's poems “Out of Eden” and “Self-Portrait as Shaken or Stirred” appear in Thrush
K.C. Mead-Brewer's story “The Daddy Thing” was published by Electric Literature:
Marvin Shackelford's story “Cold and Foreign Dispatches” is up at jmww
Elisabeth Horan's piece “My best work is often maintenance” is in Kissing Dynamite
Kristin Garth published “Muscle Memory” in Kissing Dynamite and her collection Pink Plastic House was reviewed in Glass: A Journal of Poetry
Tyler Barton's story “Spiritual Introduction to the Neighborhood” appears in Kenyon Review
Awards, Honors, and News
Raven Leilani’s Split Lip story “Kanekalon” has been selected to appear in Best Microfiction 2019!
Other #SplitLipFAM members in the anthology: Tommy Dean, Beth Gilstrap, Melissa Goode, Paul Luikart, Michael Martone, KC Mead-Brewer, Meghan Phillips, Becky Robison, Kaj Tanaka, and Cathy Ulrich
Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint’s The End of Peril has won a 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature from the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association.
Tyler Barton's story “Come Live with Me on This Shitty Island” is the winner of Prime Number Magazine’s September flash contestMichelle Ross nominated for Best Small Fictions by Passages North
Tyrese L. Coleman is a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award for How to Sit.
Shasta Grant is shortlisted for the Bridge Eight Fiction Prize.
Robert James Russell getting a new weekly column at Pidgeonholes called “We Know So Little”
Megan Giddings has been nominated for Best Small Fictions by Craft.
Sara Lippmann and Editorial Assistant Anna Vangala Jones have made Longform Fiction’s Best of 2018 list.
Brianna McNish and Melissa Goode have been nominated for Best Small Fictions by Hypertrophic Literary
t.a. greathouse nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Palette Poetry
Amy Silverberg’s Split Lip story “One Night with Mr. Clean” has been adapted into an animated video by Jamie Loftus.
Congrats, everyone! See you in February!
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