Short fiction:

“The Cave” in Southern Indiana Review. Print only.

“Been Fighting Since” in phoebe. Read it online here! This story was chosen as runner-up for phoebe’s 2018 Fiction Contest by judge Karan Mahajan and was longlisted for the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize.

“The Beard” in OPOSSUM. Print only.

“Milk and Cookies on the Other Side” in Midwestern Gothic. Print only. This story won the Lake Prize, chosen by judge Charles McLeod.

“Pods” in Fjords Review. Print only. This story was given Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize XLI anthology.

“To Dismantle A Cake” in The Chicago Tribune/Printer’s Row Journal. Print only. This story was chosen as runner-up for the Nelson Algren Award.

“The Death Scene” in PANK. Read it online here!


Flash fiction:

Two Hurts” and “Postcard” in Wigleaf.

Overheard at the Explorers’ Club” in Monkeybicycle One Sentence Stories.


Essays, Lists and Playlists:

A playlist for FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED, with notes on Largehearted Boy.

What Good is Rejection? on Powell’s Books blog.

Five Fictional Books Inside of Real Books on

Dear Librarian on W.W. Norton’s Library Marketing tumblr.

To Alice Munro, from the Other Midwest in CutBank.


Note: Some work published before 2017 (when I changed my last name) are credited to K Brattin.