Short Story Collection

Sin Eaters, University of Alaska Press, Forthcoming (Winner of the Permafrost Book Prize, chosen by Julie Iromuanya)


Jesus Works the Night Shift, Urban Farmhouse Press, Cities of the Straits series, 2014


“Jebediah.” Crosscurrents, April 2021

Red Tractor.” Hobart, November 2020

Trains.” Pacifica Literary Review, September 2020

“Swamp Creatures.” Carve, Summer 2020

Swamp Creatures” was featured and performed on Short Stack Stories Podcast

“Apparitions.” Puerto del Sol, Spring 2020

“Baby Lanes.” Fiction Southeast, August 2019

“The Feed Corn Sea.” The Cimarron Review, February 2019

“Fish Scales.” New Plains Review, November 2018 (Chosen as the Editor’s Pick for Prose)

“The Hook of the World.” Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, November 2018

Superheroes of 2030.” Monkeybicycle, June 2018

“Felda.” Big Muddy, October 2017

Instructions for the New World.” Psychopomp Magazine, September 2017 (Nominated for a Pushcart and for Best of the Net)

“Brasília, 2003.” Pacifica Literary Review, August 2017

“Dean.” Sycamore Review, June 2017 (Winner of the Wabash Prize in Fiction)

The Review Review calls “Dean” a “story that wows.”

Uncle Bob.” Permafrost, August 2016

A Hound.” Product, April 2016

“Branson.” CutBank, March 2016 (Winner of the Big Sky, Small Prose Contest)

“Godzilla Girl.” Gargoyle, February 2016

“We Have a City.” Storm Cellar, September 2015 (Nominated for a Pushcart)

“You’re Beautiful.” Cape Fear Review, Spring 2015

“I Played The Farmer.” Pinball, Fall 2014

“he told me a story.” The Knicknackery, August 2014 (Nominated for a Pushcart)

“The Oak Tree.” decomP magazinE, May 2014  (Nominated for a Pushcart and for Best of the Net)

“In the Clouds.” Midwestern Gothic, Winter 2013

“My Father’s Garden.” Cave Region Review, Fall 2010

“Suicide Breakfast.” Journey, Spring 2010


A Kind of Ascendency.” North American Review‘s Open Space, March 2021

“Decline/Accept” featured essay. Carve, Fall 2019

“Baby Lanes”: The Story Behind the Story. Fiction Southeast, Fall 2019

“Overtime.” Mulberry Fork Review, Fall 2014


“Coffee.” Redactions, Summer 2018

“Fish Bones.” Redactions, Summer 2018 (Nominated for a Pushcart)

“Left Eye.” Angle, Fall 2014

“Church Bells.” Trailer Park Quarterly, Winter 2014

“The Love of Saints.” Trailer Park Quarterly, Winter 2014

“Flattery.” Cutthroat, Summer 2010

“Pedophiles with Pianos.” Cutthroat, Spring 2010


The Bird Catcher by Fayeza Hasanat in Necessary Fiction, March 2019

Terrarium by Valerie Trueblood in Necessary Fiction, August 2018

Like a Champion by Vincent Chu in Necessary Fiction, February 2018

Planet Grim by Alex Behr in Necessary Fiction, November 2017

       Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash in Necessary Fiction, July 2017

Land of Love and Ruins by Oddný Eir, trans. by Philip Roughton in Necessary Fiction, January 2017

Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, Eds. Kurt Schweigman & Lucille Lang Day in Redactions, June 2016

Juventud by Vanessa Blakeslee in Necessary Fiction, May 2016

The New York Stories by Ben Tanzer in Necessary Fiction, September 2015

Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend by Erika T. Wurth in Necessary Fiction, March 2015

Blacken Me, Blacken Me Growled by Cassandra Troyan in Necessary Fiction, October 2014

Marry or Burn by Valerie Trueblood in Big Muddy, Spring 2013

The Archipelago: A Balkan Passage by Robert Isenberg in Newpages, August 2011

Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck, trans. by Susan Bernofsky in Newpages, April 2011

Our Chrome Arms of Gymnasium by Crystal Curry in Newpages, March 2011

The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands by Nick Flynn in Newpages, February 2011

Dunstan Thompson: On the Life & Works of a Lost American Master, Eds. D. A. Powell & Kevin Prufer in Newpages, October 2010

Kids of the Black Hole: Punk Rock in Postsuburban California by Dewar MacLeod in Newpages, September 2010

Falling Off the Bicycle Forever by Michael Rattee in Newpages, August 2010

The Evolutionary Revolution by Lily Hoang in Newpages, August 2010

Impotent by Matthew Roberson in Newpages, July 2010

National Monuments by Heid E. Erdrich in Big Muddy, Spring 2010

Earth Shattering: Ecopoems, Ed. by Neil Astley in Big Muddy, Fall 2009