July 3, 2019
The FAM is making their own fireworks this July, with so much great new work in the world! Catch up on some awesome new writing and don't forget to revisit our contributors' work in our archives!
Raven Leilani’s debut novel Luster has been sold to FSG
Tyler Barton’s manuscript Get Empty was a finalist for Sarabande Books’ 2019 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
Gayle Brandeis’ Many Restless Concerns is now available for pre-order from Black Lawrence Press.
Publications, Interviews, and Reviews!
Aditya Desai published “Raid on Madras” in the latest online issue of Barrelhouse.
Alina Stefanescu's “Scene from a Birmingham Diner Rated Four Stars by Zagat” appears in SWWIM
Assistant flash fiction editor Amy Stuber's story “Emergency” is up at Pidgeonholes
Editorial assistant Anna Vangala Jones published “(re)Naming” in Barren Magazine and “Those Ten Times My Middle School Students Tried to Compliment Me With What Turned Out to be Total—Somewhat Fair—Burns” in Hobart
Anne Rasmussen's story “Application for a Restraining Order” was published in Barren Magazine:
Social media and marketing coordinator Becky Robison's flash “Apple Crisp as Symptom” appears in Milk Candy Review
Bob Hicok published “Career Day,” “Kriah,” and “Postcard” in Waxwing
Brandon Taylor published “The Kings of Norway” in Catapult and “They Belong Only to Themselves” in Platypus Press
C.C. Russell's “Caught” appears in The Sonder Review
Cathy Ulrich's story “The Zoo Lion is Like a Hurricane” is up at Bull: Men’s Fiction
Chaya Bhuvaneswar's story “Gas Station” appears online at Barrelhouse
Chloe N. Clark published "Bounce Pass” in Bull: Men’s Fiction and “They Are Coming for You, So You Better Run, You Better Run, So You Can Hide” in Jellyfish Review
Contributing editor Christopher Gonzalez published “A Mountain of Invertebrates” in Lunch Ticket and “Thirst” in Hobart
Interviews and reviews editor Clancy McGilligan published “Outtakes from Treatment Twenty-Five, an Advertisement” in the latest print issue of Columbia Journal
Cortney Lamar Charleston's poem “It’s Important I Remember That They Don’t Have the Tools to Critique Me—” was published in Poetry Magazine:
Darren C. Demaree's poem “if there is a river #55” appears in the latest print issue of North American Review and “she is enough to break open any atom” appears in Construction
Dave Housley's story “Roadrunner” appears in X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine
Dorothy Chan's poems “Ode if Your Love Language is Physical Touch,” “Recipe for Lover #4,” “Recipe for Rudeness,” “Triple Sonnet for Corn Soup,” and “Triple Sonnet for Studmuffins Wrapped in Bacon” appear in Waxwing:
Henry Rollins reviewed Jared Yates Sexton’s The Man They Wanted Me to Be for The Los Angeles Times.
Poetry reader Jessica Q. Stark published “Ballad of the Red Wisteria” in Hobart
Jill Talbot's essay “Running into My Dead Mother at 7-Eleven” was published by The Paris Review.
Jill also published “Symphony in Three Movements: Outliers” with Marcia Aldrich in The Rupture
Josh Denslow's story “Punch” appears in Cleaver
Josh McColough's story “The Long Haul” was published in Haunted Waters Press
Kathryn McMahon's story “Pieces of Night” was published in Gone Lawn
Kim Magowan published “Incompatible Ideas” in Queen Mob’s Teahouse and “Knock, Knock” in Bending Genres
Kristin Garth's poem “Demonic Lips Do Not Embrace the Dead” is up at Mojave Heart Review
Memoir reader Krys Malcolm Belc published “First Snow" in Waxwing and “My Body Double Begins the Whole 30 Diet” in SmokeLong Quarterly
Assistant flash fiction editor Lori Sambol Brody's one-sentence story “She Must Not Think Bad Thoughts” is up at Monkeybicycle
Marcos S. Gonsalez published “Speculating on Queer Pasts to Achiever a Queer Eternity for My Tío Cano” in Catapult
Poetry editor Marianne Chan and Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach have work in the latest issue of Mississippi Review
Matthew Stephen Sirois is a contributor in the Miscellany collection from RunAmok Books.
Matthew Young's one-sentence story “Combat Glide” appears in Monkeybicycle
Flash fiction editor Maureen Langloss interviews Miriam Toews for The Rumpus.
Meghan Phillips published “Stephen Hawking Waits for the Time Travelers” in Pithead Chapel and “The Bride of Frankenstein Considers Her Options” in Strange Horizons
Michelle Ross published “If My Mother Was the Final Girl” in Electric Literature and “Manhandle” in Jellyfish Review:
Nick Farriella's “Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry” appears in Hobart
Editorial assistant Stephanie Anderson published “Momma’s Doll” in Toe Good
Tatiana Ryckman's comic “I Met Prince Once" was published by The Rumpus
Todd Dillard's poem “Advice for a Newly Dead Mother” is up at Crab Creek Review
Tommy Dean's story “Wave” was published in the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
Tyler Barton's story “The Skins” is up at Craft
Contributing editor Tyrese L. Coleman was interviewed in Electric Literature and The Offing
W. Todd Kaneko's poem “Train Wreck” appears in Sweet
Awards, Honors, and News
Alina Stefanescu’s “Proper Fugue” won first prize in River Heron Review’s Poetry Contest.
Tyrese Coleman’s How to Sit made the Boston Globe’s list of essential summer reading.
Ariel Francisco is judging Gulf Stream’s summer poetry contest.
Christopher Gonzalez will be reading at the HOT FLASH event on 7/18 at Cantina Cumbancha in Brooklyn.
Kathy Fish is judging Mslexia’s 2019 Flash Fiction Competition.
Genevieve Hudson’s Pretend We Live Here was a finalist for Lesbian Fiction at the 2019 Lambda Literary Lammys.
This summer is just heating up! Here's to more great reading in July!
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