Huge thanks to Meg Pokrass and Josh Russell for including my story “Swimsuit” in Issue #15 of New Flash Fiction Review. I just moon over Josh and Meg, generally, which is probably why they permitted me to publish this sad little tale, bless them. I’m very grateful.
I am very happy to say that I am now teaching full-time for the English department at the University of Colorado Denver. It was sad to say goodbye to West Chester University, but I could not be happier to join UC Denver’s English department and creative writing program.
I couldn’t be more grateful to editors James Thomas and Robert Scotellaro for including my story, “Children at the Bar,” in the 2018 Norton anthology of exceptionally short fiction, New Micro.
I am very grateful to have a story, “What They Presumed,” in Five Points 8.2 (Spring 2018)!
Very grateful to learn that The Museum of Americana: A Literary Review has nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize the two short pieces I published with them last year.
Lindsey Griffin of The Museum of Americana was kind enough to put this discussion about Scandamerican Domestic together with me last month. Lindsay is great — you should listen to her, not me…
Two really exceptional reviews of Scandamerican Domestic came out in the past few months: one by writer Amy Day Wilkinson for the Missouri Review and another by writer Brigit Kelly Young for Great Lakes Review. A particularly lovely note from Amy Day Wilkinson’s review: “What’s interesting is that the initial impulses in Merkner stories are often familiar parent impulses—flirt […]
I am so thrilled to be teaching for the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO again this fall. I have a few seats left in my workshop that starts August 24th. Tuition help is available, and the Lighthouse Community is rich, deep, engaging, wonderful. Take a look: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/detail/id/1246
I am so thrilled to have just joined the faculty at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO, where I will periodically teach workshops in craft and form, short story and longer forms of fiction writing. Some of these workshops are online, and some of them are in Denver. I hope you will check the Lighthouse […]
I had an absolutely wonderful time reading for New South and Georgia State University’s Creative Writing program last week in Atlanta, Georgia. The graduate students treated me to some nice beers at The Porter before the reading, and […]