McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and "Vinegar on the Lips of Girls" win ASME Award for Fiction
A book cover! Pre orders! Blurbs! HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE is looking v real.
Today is the day that Dzanc Books sent the galley files to the printer, and today is the day that we revealed the book cover and opened up for pre-orders online. What a day. PRAISE FOR HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE “How to Set Yourself on Fire is a family mystery that slowly reveals itself, … Continue reading A book cover! Pre orders! Blurbs! HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE is looking v real.
Pithead Chapel’s 2017 Best of the Net Nomination
I often assume story acceptances are tired editors hitting the wrong button in the system and then being too non-confrontational to say it was a mistake, so they just sigh, take the hit, and publish it anyway. It's nice to get shaken by the shoulders a little to say no Jules, we did really love … Continue reading Pithead Chapel’s 2017 Best of the Net Nomination
Dogs Are Born Hungry
My short fiction, "Dogs Are Born Hungry," is up in the beautiful new issue of Storychord. Storychord takes a writer, and matches them with a visual artist and a musician, and together they stitch together an issue of a single story, a piece of art, and a musical composition, in many cases inspired directly by … Continue reading Dogs Are Born Hungry
New short fiction, "Birdland," is in the spring 2017 issue of Flapperhouse! You can buy the issue here for just a few dollars, and it's so worth it for all the amazing writing by that all-star cast omg. But hopefully the story will be posted online later this summer, too. I was asked to write a … Continue reading Birdland
The Mask Boys
New short fiction, "The Mask Boys," is published at the brilliantly, gorgeously spooky New Dead Families today. The entire time I wrote this story, it was entitled "18611," but when I talked about it with my editor and my writing buddy, we'd all just refer to it as "the mask boys story" or something like … Continue reading The Mask Boys
Published 2/15/17. I know I say this a lot, like every time I publish something, but this one is the weirdest thing. This one. This one is the weirdest thing to end all weird things. It's gross, obscene, and difficult to swallow. You really don't want to read this one. It was difficult to write, … Continue reading Husbands
Album Reviews of 1994
Published 2/13/17. I wrote this forever ago but it never felt quite finished. It felt too novelty. And then Bryan Woods of New York Tyrant/Tyrant Books contacted me and asked me to send him something weird for them to publish. I re-read it, each segment of this sad, teen angst story divided by the artist … Continue reading Album Reviews of 1994
Churches We’ve Broken Into
Published 1/18/17. This one is really, really special to me for three main reasons. I finally got a story in Paper Darts. !!! This is basically a spin-off of my forthcoming novel, where breaking into churches is a bit of a motif, and I often have such a stifling disconnect between my novel and my … Continue reading Churches We’ve Broken Into
Published 1/16/17. My first publication of 2017 was this quietly absurd piece of flash fiction, "Six Mothers," published at Matchbook. They also sent me a little envelope of cash and a very sweet typewriter note in the mail, so F yeah Matchbook. Matchbook asks its writers what inspires each story, so I told them (a) failing … Continue reading Six Mothers