As 2018 comes to a close, we want to celebrate the wonderful work of our interviewees, and below you’ll find amazing updates of what they’ve been up to:
Alex DiFrancesco (ep. 162) has a book forthcoming in 2019 through Civil Coping Mechanisms Press, Psychopomps. They also recently published a piece for Ploughshares blog. Find them on twitter @Difantastico.
Matthew Lansburgh (ep. 136) has stories upcoming in Shenandoah, One Story, and Epoch in the coming months.
Jacob M. Appel (ep. 26) has two books available now: The Amazing Mr. Morality and The Cynic in Extremis. His new short stories collection, Amazing Things Are Happening Here, is coming in March 2019 from Black Lawrence Press.
Julia Dixon Evans (ep. 157) founded and launched a new literary project in San Diego, Last Exit, offering reading series, workshops, and online journal. She is also hosting a group reading at Verbatim Books on December 9th and an “in conversation” event with Chaya Bhuvaneswar in San Diego on December 2nd (location TBA). She’ll also be hosting with Dzanc Books at AWP 2019 in March, on Friday night 3/29 at Erickson Gallery in Portland. Find her work in tons of places: her book, McSweeney’s, Monkey Bicycle, Hairstreak Butterfly Review, and Literary Hub. Find her on twitter @JuliaDixonEvans, or on instagram @_juliaevans_
Adam Gianforcaro (ep. 114) had two poems featured in the Minnesota Review in 2018. His poem, “I Want To Hold My Boyfriend’s Hand,” will be shared in Little Patuxent Review’s Winter 2019 issue, and he will be reading his piece as part of Little Patuxent Review’s Winter 2019 issue launch in Columbia, MD. Find him on twitter and instagram @xadamg.
Tyler Barton (ep. 31) has a fiction chapbook, his debut, coming this winter from Split Lip Press, The Quiet Part Loud. He also has flash fiction upcoming in Collagist and The Kenyon Review. Fear No Lit recently hosted an on-the-spot writing tournament (a “Page Match”) in Lancaster, PA on Dec 7th. You can find him on twitter @goftyler and @fear_no_lit.
Frank Haberle (ep. 172) recently published his story, “The Snow Catches Up,” in the Baltimore Review. He recently led a writing workshop for the nonprofit New York Writers Coalition and the Creative Center at University Settlement.
Jason Gordy Walker (ep. 78) has work forthcoming in Schuylkill Valley Journal.
Caitlin Hamilton Summie (ep. 169) will be teaching at the Rose Glen Literary Conference in February and at Clarksville Writers Conference in June. He short story collection, To Lay Rest Our Ghosts, is available now. Find her on twitter @csummie.
Jaimee Wriston Colbert (ep. 99) won a 2018 International Book Award in Fiction for his story collection, Wild Things. His new novel, Vanishing Acts, was a finalist for The American Fiction Prize in Family Saga, and an Indie Excellence Best book Award in Literary Fiction, and you can read about it here.
Shannon Lippert (ep. 9) will be working with The Deviant Readings on an open mic night (more information here). In 2018, she had two pieces published by What Rough Beast. Find her on twitter @ShannonXL and on her WordPress.
Alicia Drier (ep. 137) will soon be published by Thirty West Publishing, and in the meantime is still hard at work on her series of nonfiction essays.
Douglas W. Milliken (ep. 80) published many stories in 2018 as well as two chapbooks, The Opposite of Prayer and In the Mines. You can listen to a reading of his story, “Heart’s Last Pass,” by actor Russell Tovey here. In 2019, he will publish his short story collection, Blue of the World, and his second novel, Our Shadows Voice. Find him on instagram @douglaswmilliken.
M. Leona Godin (ep. 63) continues her monthly column at Catapult here. She was also published in Playboy in 2018, and recently participated in the RISK! Live show, which will be available in podcast form in the near future. Follow her on twitter @DrMLGodin, or follow her publication (or submit to!) Aromatica Poetica on Facebook and Twitter.
Renee S. DeCamillis (ep. 143) will have her horror novella, The Bone Cutters, published in 2019. This year, she was published in Deadman’s Tome, and was also a guest on their podcast. Find her piece about the death of Chris Cornell here. Find her on twitter @Phantom_1333, Facebook, or her website.
Laurie Stone (ep. 94) had a busy year with four different pieces in N+1 Magazine, and several reviews in The Women’s Review of Books. She also appeared on the Sick Day Podcast and in an interview with The Rumpus, and had work included in Diagram, Your Impossible Voice, Blood Orange Review, and the Collagist.