Happy New Year!
I’m very happy to let you know that my audio recording of my new story “I Know Who Likes You” will be available for download via the Monkeybicycle podcast in the new year. Subscribe to the podcast now to get an automatic download of the episode when it appears!
I am incredibly honored and thrilled that my story “Good Faith,” which originally appeared in the Cincinnati Review, Issue 9.2, has been named as a Best American Short Story 2013 Notable!
An Alice Munro story is listed right below mine. I’m going to die.
Dear friends, if you are in the Kansas/Missouri area, be sure to attend the three-year anniversary celebration for the beautiful magazine that gave me my very first publication, Parcel. Contributors will be reading, and there are some fantastic raffle prizes. Here is the link to the Facebook event.
Also, the University of Kansas graduate student literary magazine, Beecher’s, for which I was a fiction reader this last year, has just launched its third issue, which you can purchase here. It’s a gorgeous book, as is Beecher’s M.O., and there are some fantastic pieces inside.
Hey there, friends. If you’re in the Kansas/Missouri area this Sunday, May 5th, at 6 p.m. please attend this upcoming University of Kansas Graduate Reading Series event at the famous The Raven bookstore in Lawrence, Kansas. Bonuses of this venue: two adorable cats, incredible management/owners, and a to-die-for collection of vintage BBC mystery posters.
I will be reading my work, along with a few other KU graduating writers. Here is the link to the Facebook event page, and I hope to see you there!
I will not be joining you this year, but it would be lovely if you could visit the tables of the fine journals and magazines that will have issues containing my work, available for purchase:
The Cincinnati Review, Issue 9.2, containing my story “Good Faith”
& Parcel, Issue 2, containing my poem “Badlands”
Enjoy the conference! Get lots of embarrassing material for future confessional nonfiction essays.
I am very excited to say that my creative nonfiction piece “The Bones in Mammal Hall” is now out in Confrontation 112, Fall 2012. You can purchase a copy here!
The piece is about the University of Iowa’s natural history museum, which is pretty surreal (to say the least) and was one of my favorite places on campus when I went to school there. You can see one of the fine specimens to your right.
Received my copy of The Cincinnati Review issue 9.2 (Winter 2013) in the mail yesterday! Please check out my story “Good Faith,” which appears in this issue; click here to purchase a copy for only $9.
Also, two friends and colleagues of mine at the University of Kansas have work appearing in the Fall 2012 issue of Parcel: Benjamin D. Cartwright and Phillip Garland. Their office is across the hall from mine! Parcel is a great magazine which gave me my very first publication. Please check out the Fall 2012 issue here.
I am so pleased to be able to say that issue 9.2 of The Cincinatti Review, in which my story “Good Faith” will appear, will be arriving next week! You can order a copy by following this link.
In the meantime, read about the issue here!
As of today, Monkeybicycle is hosting an audio recording of me reading “Shapeway” on their site. Listen to it here, and then don’t forget to pick up Issue 9 for your own copy of the story as well as all the other great stories and poems.
Joe Sullivan has reviewed Monkeybicycle 9 on his blog, and he has this to say about my story “Shapeway”:
“I have not read a story I’ve loved as much as I love Colleen Morrissey’s ‘Shapeway’ from Monkeybicycle 9. I’ve read it several times. I’ve taken it to bed with me. I’ve smiled at it again and again and again. It’s so perfect, I can hardly talk about it… If you read nothing else in this issue, read this. If you need one reason to buy this issue, this is it: ‘Shapeway.'”
Thank you, Joe. I appreciate it very deeply.
Please read the rest of the review at his blog.