This was my first stab at trying to write something properly creepy, and the amazing editors over at Cutleaf were excellent enough to publish it. Thanks to Keith Lesmeister, Denton Loving, Kelly March, & Walter Robinson for this.
A huge thanks goes out to Tom McAllister and the rest of the creative nonfiction gang at Barrelhouse, for picking up my flash CNF piece. They do some damn good work there, and I’m proud to be part of it.
Back in August, I had the chance to talk with Jocelyn Nicole Johnson about her outstanding short story collection, My Monticello. Johnson’s story, “Control Negro,” was originally published in Guernica and was later featured in the Best American Short Stories 2018 anthology (edited by Roxane Gay). You can read more about her work here in our interview, now up at The Rumpus.
A huge, huge, huge thanks to Cris, Justin, Caleb, and everyone else on the Bridge Eight Press team for this absolute honor. (Forthcoming in Spring ’22!)
A huge thanks goes out to Juli Min, editor-in-chief of The Shanghai Literary Review, for her patience and care in accepting and editing the story.
Jennifer Pashley, author of The Scamp, talked with me recently about her first proper thriller, The Watcher, out now from Crooked Lane Books. You can find our interview over at Fiction Writers Review.