Academic & Journalistic

“‘Alive to Distant, Dead to Near’: Masochism, Suicide, and Masculinity in North and South.” Studies in the Novel 51.2 (Summer 2019). Forthcoming.

“Rewriting the Romantic Satan: The Sorrows and Cynicism of Marie Corelli,” forthcoming in The Female Fantastic, 1860-1930: On the Gendered Supernatural in Texts by Women.

“From ‘Girl Alone’ to ‘Genius’: Corelli’s Transforming Epistolary Rhetoric.” Marie Corelli: Woman Writer Warrior, eds. Brenda Ayres and Sarah E. Maier. Anthem Press. Forthcoming.

“Mackay, Mary (pseudo. Marie Corelli).” Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR), eds. Christine Helmer et al. De Gruyter. Forthcoming.

Review of Robyn Schiff’s A Woman of Property, forthcoming in the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies.


“Anonymous Donor.”  Published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Winter/Spring 2018.

“The Muscle and the Eye.” Published in The Southeast Review, Fall 2015. Read Contributor Spotlight and the story itself here.

  • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

“Good Faith.” Anthologized in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014. Purchase here or at bookstores.

“I Know Who Likes You.”  Published by the Monkeybicycle podcast.  Listen and download here.

“Good Faith.”  Published in The Cincinnati Review 9.2, Winter 2013.

“Weight Loss.”  Hosted by Used Furniture Review, August 27, 2012.

“Shapeway”  Published in Monkeybicycle 9, Summer 2012.  Listen to the story here.

Praise for “Shapeway”:

  • Some of the stories are complex, layered narratives, with an early example of this being “Shapeway” by Colleen Morrissey…  beautifully written, tense…”  Jamie Yates, with the rest at Chicago Ex-Patriate.
  • “There is plenty to appreciate in Monkeybicylce9, but “Shapeway” – unbelievably Ms. Morrissey’s fiction debut – demands to be singled out by this reviewer…” Christopher McCormick, with the rest at The Review Review
  • “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.'”
    Joe Sullivan, with the rest at his blog.



“The Bones in Mammal Hall.”  Published in Confrontation 112 in Fall 2012.


“Badlands.”  Published in Parcel, Fall 2011.  Praise for “Badlands”: It’s wonderfully atmospheric, while also incorporating delicate narrative elements, and each time I felt like something familiar was approaching, the poem took me in a different direction. We’re really excited to have it in the magazine. — Kate Lorenz, founding editor

“John and John and John and John.”  Published in Blue Island Review, 2011.


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