My writing has been listed twice in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. I have also published pieces at Buzzfeed, Joyland, and elsewhere. I was the founding Sunday Editor at The Rumpus and am the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. I’ve been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, Bread Loaf, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe, and I teach at Antioch University Los Angeles and the Writers Program at UCLA Extension.
A list of selected publications is below.
“Don’t Stop Now,” Cog Magazine, listed as notable in The Best American Essays 2019.
“Smurfs,” PICTURES OF YOU series, PANK Magazine.
“The Goblin,” Red Light Lit. Print only.
“Bow and Arrow” The Rumpus. (Essay) (Selected for The California Prose Directory 2017).
“The Skinner Box” The Weeklings.
“Letter in the Mail” The Rumpus. (Print only) (correspondence/essay)
“That’s Life” The Rumpus.
“Where I Write #13: To Walk Among Coyotes” The Rumpus.
“Shock and Awe” Guernica. (Pushcart Nominated, Essay)
“Meta: A Rumpus Editor Ponders The Fate of The Rumpus” The Rumpus.
At One Page Stories, “Paperclips.”
“Our Most Frequent Requests” Gargoyle Magazine, #68. Print only.
“Coyote in the Blood,” Joyland,
“Dead Cows” PANK.
“The Shiny Lady,” Gertrude. (Print Only) (Pushcart Nominated)
“How To Make Your Family Proud” Lunch Ticket (Craft Essay)
“The Art of the Overshare” BLEED, from Jaded Ibis Press. (Craft Essay)
“Wild” Annotation Nation. (Craft essay)
“Bring the War Home: Why Activists Should Study Fiction” Litseen. (Craft Essay)