My latest story, “Silicone Giddy” , has just come out in The Puritan 32. This story is a sequel to my previous piece, “Bellyflop”, which appeared last winter in The Puritan 28. Both stories occupy the core of my short story manuscript, Peninsula Sinking, so it’s great to have them out in the world together. It also means a lot to have so much support from the rad and thorough people at The Puritan during this stage of my carreer. Issue 32 is a beast, swollen with literary protein. It’s moving to have my writing appear alongside so many fellow contributors–Matthew J. Trafford, Emily Schultz, Michael Prior–whom I deeply admire. Read the stories if you want to experience a lively fictional mixture of marriage, sex toys, and electrocution.
I’m deeply grateful that judge Sheldon Currie and the folks at The Antigonish Review gave my story, “Jellyfish,” first place in the Sheldon Currie Fiction Contest. The story appears in TAR 183 (pictured below), which has a pretty rugged-looking jellyfish on the cover. My story is about sickness and addiction and water and I’m really excited it found such a lovely home. TAR has published my work twice already and as a young Nova Scotian writer it means a lot to have the support of this fine journal.
Dear Cherished Few Readers,
My newest story, “Bellyflop,” has just been published as part of The Puritan 28. Like all work in The Puritan, it’s free to read online and can be found right here: http://puritan-magazine.com/bellyflop/. I’m super excited about the publication. There are a bunch of fellow contributors I admire and respect, including one (Annik Adey-Babinski) who wrote a kickass poem called “On MC Hammer’s Birthday.” My own story is a racy cocktail of sex toys, electricity, teenage hijinx, and confused sexuality. I swear it is not even remotely autobiographical.
I was thrilled to find my contributor’s copy of Broken Pencil #66 in the mail today. My story, “Urinemate,” looks awesomely professional amidst BP’s always-impressive melange of comics, reviews, illustrations, and indie reportage. If there’s a go-to magazine for Canadian hipsters, it’s probably so supercool and obscure I haven’t heard of it yet. But the next best thing is Broken Pencil. “Urinemate,” a story about a paranoid designer of prosthetic phalluses and his war with his “long-haired upstairs neighbour,” appears alongside a suitably macabre-phallic illustration by Laura Kenins. You can buy the magazine at the Broken Pencil store (http://www.brokenpencil.com/brokenpencil-store) or at magazine stands across the country.