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 Ninth Letter, Zocalo Public Square, 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.
“An Imperfect Plan,” The Rumpus.
“Speaking of Chaos.” Ninth Letter. Winner of the 2021 Disquiet Prize.
“The Renowned Psychologist Who Featured a Theory of Child Development, a Rhesus Monkey, and Me,” Zocalo Public Square. Also featured in Slate.
“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.
“Martin,” Word Riot (defunct). Now in Drunk Monkeys.
“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)=
“I Am A Bisexual Man: Why Is That So Hard For Me To Say?” Buzzfeed.
“That’s Life” The Rumpus.
“Notes from a Unicorn” The Rumpus. (Selected for Best Sex Writing 2013, RECOGNIZE: Notes from Bisexual Men, Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013.)
“Where I Write #13: To Walk Among Coyotes” The Rumpus.
“Shock and Awe” Guernica. (Pushcart Nominated)
“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,
“The Crawl Space” Promotional short story for the release of the novel Harrowgate by Kate Maruyama.
“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)