Our previous guests have been up to some great things, and we wanted to celebrate them along with you all. Episodes resume next week, and meanwhile, check out their exciting updates!
Natasha Yglesias (ep. 1) is currently pursuing her MFA in Fiction at the Bennington Writing Seminars and has had “Winner Winner” published in the June 2019 issue (Issue 13) of Third Point Press. Find her on Twitter.
Katherine Vondy (ep. 4) has had her poem “Fire Escape” published in Atticus Review, “Living At Jenny’s House, and Not Living at Jenny’s House” was published in Reservoir, and “In Style” and “So-and-So” were published in HOBART. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.
Will Heinrich (ep. 19) has mainly been writing about art for the New York Times. There are scores of links to gallery reviews on his website, and also a brief Mondrian meditation about a self portrait show at the Neue Galerie. His novel The Pearls will be the first book from a new art/books press called Elective Affinity and is scheduled to appear around October. You can find him on Instagram.
Jacob M. Appel (ep. 26) published a story collection, Amazing Things Are Happening Here, with Black Lawrence in April and a novel, Surrendering Appomattox, with C&R in June. He also has a collection of reflections on medical ethics for lay people, Who Says You’re Dead?, coming out with Algonquin in October.
Tyler Barton (ep. 31) has a new chapbook of flash fiction, The Quiet Loud Part, which won the Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest from Split Lip Press. His story “Divebombing…” was recently re-published in The Forge Literary Magazine. He also has a new flash fiction piece, “The Skins,” in CRAFT Magazine. FEAR NO LIT, an organization run by Barton and Erin Dorney, is now accepting applications for the Submerging Writer Fellowship, an award for struggling but determined writers who have no books, no awards, and are not currently supported by a University program.
Julia Lee Barclay-Morton (ep. 57) has had her play, “On the Edge of a Cure,” produced by Rogue Players. She’s also published “Too Fucking Late for All That” at Burning House Press, and was interviewed by Pressenza.
Jason Gordy Walker (ep. 78) has recently published his poem “Ode to a Dog Park” in Broad River Review, “Vilannelle in Blue” in Poetry South, and has pieces forthcoming in Alabama Writers’ Forum and elsewhere.
Zack Graham (ep. 87) became, in January of 2019, a columnist for Epiphany Magazine where he has written about Brian Evenson, Tommy Orange, Hannah Sullivan , and Hernan Diaz, among others. He has work forthcoming in The Believer, Fantastic Man and Inside Hook. Find him on Twitter.
Kim Suhr (ep. 100) has had her story collection Nothing to Lose published by Cornerstone Press. She’s also had two stories published, “Open Book” in Wisconsin People & Ideas and “Dry Spell” in Rosebud Magazine. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Lacey Dunham (ep. 104) has published “I’m A Good Liberal Man at a Social Justice Nonprofit, and I Have Advice for My Female Colleague” in McSweeny’s Internet Tendency. Find her on Twitter.
Aya De Leon (ep. 120) is shifting her work to center the intersection of social justice & climate action. Her new Justice Hustlers feminist heist book, Side Chick Nation, is the first novel of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and focuses on colonization and climate change. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Matthew Lansburgh (ep. 136) has had his story “Latvian Angel” published as Issue #250 of One Story, “La La Land” in EPOCH, and “Hanky-Panky” in Shenandoah. He’s also received fellowships to attend the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Yaddo this year.
Peter J. Stavros (ep. 152) has recently seen the publication of several stories: “Ten Something in the Morning” in Fleas on the Dog; “Obituary” in Stoneboat Literary; “The Pit” in Thrice Fiction; “Geese” in Gravel; “The Time Chubz the Cat Went Missing” and “The Time Power Went Out in Birchwood Village” in The Saturday Evening Post; and “Ghosts” in Flash Fiction Magazine. He has two plays being produced in July: “Squirrels in a Knothole” as part of the Out on a Limb Festival at the Scripps Ranch Theatre in San Diego, and “Resisting” as part of the 8×10 TheatreFest at the Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio. Find out more at his website or on Twitter.
Sam Matey (ep. 178) has continued writing his Weekly Anthropocene environmental science blog. He also graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a B.S. in Environmental Science in May 2019. He will be volunteering with a research team working to protect endangered lemurs in Madagascar from July 22 to October 16th, and will be writing volunteer blogs.
Erin Smith (ep. 181) has upcoming pieces in Dual Cost Magazine and the White Wall Review. She is also performing a reading of one of her short stories at CONvergence in July 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. Keep up with her on Twitter and Facebook.
Lynnette Curtis (ep. 182) had her short story, “Refrains,” appear in the Spring 2019 issue of Potomac Review. She’s also graduating from the MFA Programs for Writers at Warren Wilson College in July 2019. Find her on Twitter.
Jan English Leary (ep. 187) has been working on a novel for a few years now and spent nearly a month residing at Ragdale, an artists’ community in Lake Forest, IL. The Collagist (now called Rupture) ran a review of her collection, Skating on the Vertical, in Issue number 101, which came out in February 2019. She made a lot of progress and hopes to finish a draft of her book by the end of the year. Check her out her work at her website and her Facebook page.
Alice Kaltman (ep. 191) has been focusing on final edits for her novel The Tantalizing Tales of Grace Minnaugh, due out April 4th, 2020, and has been working on a new linked short story collection based on the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Virtues. From July 16 – 20th, she will be celebrating the one year birthday of her novel Wavehouse, and will be donating two dollars for every paperback or hardcover copy sold to A Walk on Water, a wonderful organization that provides Surf Therapy to children with special needs or disability. You can reach her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Josh Denslow (ep. 197) has had his short story collection Not Everyone is Special published by 7.13 Books, a press run by friend-of-the-podcast Leland Cheuk (ep. 81). The title story, “Not Everyone is Special” appeared at The Offing. He’s also published a few stories from a series he’s currently calling Magic Can’t Save Us: “Gravy Boat” came out in Atlas and Alice, and “Ache” came out in X-R-A-Y. He was interviewed by The Millions about his new collection, and you can hear him read on October 6th, at the WTAW Reading Series, 6pm, at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC. Find him on Twitter.
Cheryl A. Ossola (ep. 201) has had her debut novel, The Wild Impossibility, published in May 2019, and is now writing another novel, set in Italy, that hinges on fine art and obsession. In June, Writer’s Digest ran her essay about getting out of the way of your own writing. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.
Julie Zuckerman (ep. 203) has had her book The Book of Jeremiah published in May by Press 53. Her story “Ruin Pub” is forthcoming in Tikkun Magazine and she will be appearing at several book events in July. Find her on Twitter and on her Facebook page.
Peg Alford Pursell (ep. 204) has recently been interviewed by and published three flash pieces in Connotation Press. Her story “In the Beginning” was published in The Gravity of the Thing, and her novel, A Girl Goes Into the Forest, is out now. She has several events coming up: on August 1, she’ll be at Copperfield’s Books, Santa Rosa, CA with Jane Ciabattari; on August 10, she’ll be at Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino, CA; on August 13, she’ll be at Powell’s in Portland, OR, Sophia Shalmiyev; and on September 25, she’ll be at Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI, with Polly Rosenwaike
Anthony Jones (ep. 205) has made an audio fiction album with his partner Joel Woolf. He has also revamped his website, including links to all his recent works. He has a series of audio fiction pieces coming out in F(r)iction this summer, the first story, “Kardashian”, scheduled to go live late July. He was recently selected to present at PodTales, an audio fiction festival, and will be sharing some of his work there in mid-October. Joel and he also recently created a Soundcloud to share some of their work.