I have a story called “Dandelions” out today in Small Odysseys, the first-ever anthology from Selected Shorts! Published by Algonquin Books, edited by Hannah Tinti, & with a foreword by Neil Gaiman, it features 35 new stories by writers including Aimee Bender, Etgar Keret, Lauren Groff, Edwidge Danticat, Michael Cunningham, Carmen Maria Machado, Victor LaValle, Maile Meloy, Dave Eggers, and many more (including me!). Available at your nearest bookstore, or find it online.
Delighted to find my collection Tales of Falling and Flying included on this Esquire Magazine list of the 50 Best Fantasy Books of All Time. It’s an honor to be mentioned alongside some of my very favorite books and writers (Jeffrey Ford! Octavia Butler! Some guy named Tolkien!). And while I can’t help wondering where Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & the Grey Mouser books are (including Swords Against Death, which I have been reveling in on audio for the past couple months), on the other hand I now have a huge TBR pile to look forward to! Many thanks to Adam Morgan for the mention— I’ve always loved Esquire, its name reminds me of knights.
I’ll be helping to judge the Berkeley Fiction ReviewSudden Fiction Contest this year; if you have a story under 1,000 words, send it along by March 5! Contest rules here.
I’ll also be mentoring two high school writers through the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program again this year, so if you are or know of any high school-age writers, here’s all the information. This will be my third year with the program and it’s always a great time. The deadline is March 15, though, so you better get on it!