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.
Back on November 19th, Heather Bartlett, Kathryn Henion, and I delivered a panel called “Total Submission: Understanding the Kinks and Quirks of Literary Magazines,” as part of the Spring Writes 2020 literary festival. The recording from that night’s panel is now up and running on YouTube. Check it out!
I have a new story up now at The Saturday Evening Post. It involves chain-smoking dance instructors, frotteurism, and a feral ex-girlfriend. (Thanks be unto Nick Gilmore, who runs the contemporary and classic fiction posts at the magazine.)