Pushcart Nominations and Friends in High Places

I’m very excited to report that three stories from the With Animal collection I’ve been writing with Carol Guess have received Pushcart Prize Nominations: “With Fish,” nominated by Passages North, “With Fox,” nominated by Indiana Review, and “With Hippo,” nominated by Storm Cellar. I’m so proud of our stories, and happy that the whole collection will be published this May by Black Lawrence Press.

A story from another series, “Your Sick,” also received a Pushcart nomination from Anomalous Press.

In other good writing news, I have former students, former classmates, and (current) friends who just received $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grants in poetry! Congrats to all!

And a good friend and former classmate, Michael P. Kardos, has had his new novel, Before He Finds Her, glowingly reviewed by Publishers Weekly. I’ve taught his short stories in my classes, and I truly love his writing, so check out his book when it comes out.