O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 Drops Today!

It’s O. Henry day! My story “Good Faith” is in very good company in the anthology. o henry anthology cover

Please pick up a copy from your local store (but if you’re in Omaha, Nebraska, don’t go to the Crossroads Barnes & Noble because my mom’s already cleaned them out), or read the introduction and buy it here.

O. Henry Prize Anthology 2014 Drops Next Week

o henry anthology coverA week from today, the day after my birthday, the O. Henry Prize 2014 anthology drops, with my story “Good Faith” appearing in it. I would be much obliged if you would pre-order online or from your local store or just wait to pick it up next Tuesday. I’ve read some of the other stories that will be appearing in it, and they make it far worth the very good price.

O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 Announced

As a follow-up to my last, very exciting announcement: The full table of contents for the 2014 O. Henry Prize Stories has been announced.  You can read about the collection in Publishers Weekly (which has the new volume’s cover), the L.A. Times, Publishers Marketplace, and Mediabistro.

Needless to say, I am incredibly honored to be among such good company.

The anthology will be released by Anchor Books on September 9, but you can pre-order it here.  You can also read the story that will be included in the collection, “Good Faith,” in its original publication in the Cincinnati Review, Issue 9.2.

“Good Faith” to be in O. Henry Prize Stories 2014!

I’ve had to sit on this incredibly exciting news for months now, and I can finally share: My story “Good Faith” will be included in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014!

The full table of contents hasn’t been released yet, so there is no official announcement for me to link you to, but you can go ahead and pre-order the anthology from Random House, due out in September.

There will be more fun things like my thoughts on the story and being included in the anthology, to be released by the PEN/O. Henry folks in the coming months. I will keep you updated.

The story was originally published in The Cincinnati Review, issue 9, volume 2 (Winter 2013), so check them out if you can’t wait for the anthology.

Very excited and very honored.

For those heading off to AWP…

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.

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“Good Faith” now out in The Cincinnati Review & Friends in Parcel

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.