2015 O.Henry Prize Stories Anthology

The 2015 O.Henry Prize Stories anthology came out today, and it’s truly a humbling event. “Cabins,” originally published in Subtropics, is in there, alongside some of the greatest writers I’ve read. Laura Furman wrote this exceptional introduction to this edition, and one of the three jurors, Michael Parker, selected “Cabins” as his favorite in the collection — […]

F Bomb Flash Fiction Reading Series

Denver: I am reading again in your hallowed halls — this time at the Mercury Cafe, at the special invitation of the F Bomb Flash Fiction Reading Series! Tuesday, April 12, 2015  |  Time will be released soon.

Reading @ La Salle University

Come join me and the English Department at the La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA for a cool Fiction Reading on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:00PM!   Details to follow.

AWP 2015: Small Press, Big Reach: Marketing Your Small-press Fiction

Small Press, Not Small Reach: Marketing Your Small Press Fictions. (Joshua Isard, Courtney Mauk, Nina McConigley, Christopher Merkner)
An awesome small press has reached out to you and said, Yes, let us make this fiction of yours into a book together, and you couldn’t be more thrilled—and more uncertain. You know you won’t have a tour on their dime, there are no dimes, but what will be your role in marketing your small press work of fiction? This panel addresses the use of social media, guerrilla campaigns, independent bookstores, interpersonal connections, and library systems in marketing and sharing your small press fiction.

AWP | Minneapolis

I will be sharing some laughs and insights on a panel at AWP on Saturday, April 11th with three lovely writers — Courtney Mauk, Joshua Isard,  & Nina McConigley.  We named the panel “Small Press, Not Small Reach: Marketing Your Small Press Fictions,” and I cannot think of a less qualified person than myself for this panel. […]