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Short Fiction Print

  • Glamour, The Big Selfie Debate
  • The Minnesota Review, Open Marriage
  • Barrelhouse, Q & A
  • Bitch, On Stereotypes: Carrying the Burden of Being Strong
  • Prairie Schooner, The Year I Learned Everything
  • Oxford American, Group Fitness
  • Los Angeles Review, Typical First Year Professor
  • West Branch, I Will Follow You
  • Frequencies, See Me Feel Me Let Me Belong
  • Ninth Letter, To Scratch, Grope, or Claw Clumsily or Frantically
  • Mid American Review, Sentimental Lies, Marvelous Creatures, Stiff Creams and Veloutes
  • Virginia Quarterly Review, Bad Feminist
  • American Short Fiction, We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness
  • Kugelmass, The Art of the Rejection of Rejection
  • The Pinch, Sweet on the Tongue
  • The Normal School, Glades People and Critical Mass
  • Noon, A Pat
  • Anobium 2, Handsome Men Who Love Ugly Women
  • Versal 10, Who We Are Beneath the Glass
  • Indiana Review, How to Write a Love Story
  • Willow Springs, Through the Womb
  • Passages North, The Nature of Living Things
  • Cream City Review, We Are All So Happy Now
  • Hobart 12, North Country
  • Heavy Feather Review, How All Things Rot
  • The Chattahoochee Review, More Hers Than His
  • Black Warrior Review 37.2, Strange Gods
  • Quick Fiction, Voodoo Child
  • Uncanny Valley, Bare-chested Men in Public Make Me Uncomfortable
  • Annalemma 7, Five Pieces of a Broken Heart
  • Avery Anthology, Lucy Lives in a World of Infinite Possibility
  • Lifted Brow, The World Around Us: Alexander’s Steakhouse
  • Santa Fe Literary Review, Around Her Neck, the Weight of Stones
  • A Cappella Zoo, Requiem for a Glass Heart
  • Annalemma 6, How
  • Artifice, Contrapasso
  • Big Muddy, Baby Arm
  • The Broken Plate, Technicolor Girl
  • Emerson Review, Perfect Teeth Make a Pretty Smile
  • Gargoyle 56, How the Girl in the Glass Sheds Her Skin
  • Midwestern Gothic 1, Down to Bone
  • Mid-American Review 31.1, Review, American Amen by Gary McDowell
  • Mid-American Review 30, Down to Bone
  • Monkeybicycle 7, The Weight of Water
  • Pear Noir!, In the Event of My Father’s Death
  • Sententia, Ever. Happily. After
  • Thunderclap, The Why of Everything, Everything, Everything
  • TRNSFR #4, The Harder They Come
  • Weave No. 3, Cheap, Fast, Filling
  • Wrong Tree Review, Other Blood

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Selected Short Fiction Online

  • ANNALEMMA, Pilgrims
  • ATTICUS REVIEW, GLASS
  • ATTICUS REVIEW, I Did Not Marry for Love
  • ATTICUS REVIEW, The Good Wife
  • BARCELONA REVIEW, What They Say About Happily Ever After (Novel Excerpt)
  • BARRELHOUSE, Best Features
  • BEAT THE DUST, Come Find Save Get Me (Novel Excerpt)
  • BOOTH, Winesburg, Indiana: Tara Jenkins
  • BLIP (FORMERLY THE MISSISSIPPI REVIEW ONLINE), Baby Arm
  • CARIBBEAN REVIEW OF BOOKS, THE, Lacrimosa
  • CATALONIAN REVIEW, THE, Procedural
  • COBALT REVIEW, Something Sweet For Someone Good To Hold Onto
  • COLLAGIST, THE, La Negra Blanca
  • CORIUM, Inner Geographies
  • DECOMP, Motherfuckers
  • DARK SKY MAGAZINE, We Are Magnificent
  • DIAGRAM, Little Babies
  • DOGZPLOT, What Long Legs Mean
  • EMPRISE REVIEW, The Small Tragedies of Children
  • EVERYDAY GENIUS, Boys in Drag
  • FIDDLEBACK, THE, In the Dark of Day and Light of Night I Am Your Bright Shining Star
  • FOUNDLING REVIEW, THE, We Didn’t Mind The Fire And We Watched While It All Burned
  • FRIGG, Law & Order: The Complete Series
  • FRIGG, Very Lovely Ending
  • FRINGE, Begin Chest Compressions
  • FWRICTION REVIEW, Girls With Eating Disorders
  • GOOD MEN PROJECT, Knife Man
  • GUERNICA, There is No E in Zombi Which Means There Can Be No You Or Me
  • HOBART, Brief Encounters With Famous Men, Famous Women, Fictional Men
  • HOBART, Fathers, Sons, Acorns, Oak Trees
  • IN DIGEST, Dead Baby Stories
  • JMWW, His Name Is
  • JOYLAND, Break All the Way Down
  • JOYLAND, For the Benefit of Others
  • KNEE JERK, Gravity at the End of the World
    Notable Story, 2009 Million Writers Award
  • KILL AUTHOR, Important Things to Know About Career Girls
  • KILL AUTHOR, Used People
  • LITERARIAN, THE, I Am a Knife
  • MATTER PRESS, We’re Going to Vacation on a Yacht in the Middle of a Deep Blue Ocean
  • MCSWEENEY’S INTERNET TENDENCY, I’m Going to Cook a Quiche in My Easy Bake Oven and You Are Going to Like It
  • MELVILLE HOUSE, John F Kennedy (Be a Good Boy)
  • MONKEYBICYCLE, Notes on Motorized Carts
  • MUD LUSCIOUS, Other Sisters
    Nominated for the Micro Award
  • NECESSARY FICTION, Things I Know About Fairy Tales
    Notable Story, 2009 Million Writers Award
  • NIGHT TRAIN, Mark of Cain
    Nominated for the 2010 Million Writers Award
  • NIGHT TRAIN, The Shape of My Mouth
  • NORTHVILLE REVIEW, THE, Girls at the Bar
  • NORTHVILLE REVIEW, THE, I Want to Sit Courtside at a Lakers Game
  • NORTHVILLE REVIEW, THE, Queries Involving Tyler Perry, Difficult Decisions and Two Skanks
  • PINDELDYBOZ, Between Things
    Notable Story, 2009 Million Writers Award
  • RED LIGHTBULBS, The Dissection of the Human Heart
  • REFLECTION’S EDGE, The Mistress of Baby Breath
  • REPRINT, THE, Contrapasso
  • REPRINT, THE, How
  • RICK MAGAZINE (FORMERLY THE MISSISSIPPI REVIEW ONLINE), Baby Arm
  • SAWMILL, THE, Before Death Comes Honesty
  • SPORK, Do You Have a Place For Me?
    Nominated for Dzanc’s Best of the Web
    Notable Story, 2010 Million Writers Award
    Top Ten Story Million Writers Award
  • SPORK, La Lonchera
  • STACCATO FICTION, Ways in Which Looks Deceive
  • STOKED, How the Girl in Glass Sheds Her Skin
  • STORYGLOSSIA, Bad Priest
  • STORYGLOSSIA, We Do Not Speak of Graceful Things
  • STORYVILLE, In the Manner of Water or Light
  • STYMIE MAGAZINE, Just Be Nice
  • SX SALON, What After Looks Like
  • J. ECKLEBURG REVIEW, The Weight of a Heart in the Palm of My Hand
  • TARPAULIN SKY, You Never Knew How Waters Ran So Cruel So Deep
  • TREEHOUSE, Girl/Box
  • TWELVE STORIES, This Program Contains Actual Surgical Procedures
    Notable Story, 2009 Million Writers Award
    Top Ten Story, 2009 Million Writers Award
  • TWO SERIOUS LADIES, Lucy Lives in a World of Infinite Possibility
  • USED FURNITURE REVIEW, Beautiful Babettte, the Wandering Nymphette
  • USED FURNITURE REVIEW, The Myth of Fingerprints
  • WAG’S REVUE, Satellite, Rain
  • WIGLEAF, Apocalypse Story
  • WIGLEAF, Dear Wigleaf
  • WIGLEAF, How it Is
  • WIGLEAF, I Know Things About the Girls Next Door
  • WIGLEAF, The Widow Takes Her Coffee Black
  • WIGLEAF, When I Am Fifteen, I Will Not Fall In Love
  • WIGLEAF, The Anatomy of a Good Woman
  • WORD RIOT, Bone Density
    Notable Story, 2009 Million Writers Award
  • WUFNIKS, They Shall Know Holy Places
    YOU MUST BE THIS TALL TO RIDE, Perfect Like Normal We Practice

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Essays, Reviews, and Interviews

In addition to my contributions at HTMLGIANT:

  • THE AESTHETE, Lone Star
  • AMERICAN PROSPECT, Food TV’s Sadistic Glee
  • AMERICAN PROSPECT, Last Day of a Young Black Man
  • BARNES & NOBLE, The Charge to Be Fair: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay in Conversation
  • BOOKFORUM, An Interview with Laird Hunt
  • BOOKFORUM, Wise Crack: James Hannaham gives a new voice to addiction
  • BOOKFORUM, An Interview with Meg Wolitzer
  • BOOKFORUM, Review: Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May
  • BOOKFORUM, Review: You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt
  • BOOKSLUT, An Interview With Tayari Jones
  • BOOKSLUT, An Interview With Dawn Tripp
  • BOOKSLUT, Garish, Glorious, Spectacles
  • BOOKSLUT, I Once Was Miss America
  • BOOKSLUT, Reaching for Catharsis: Getting Fat Right (or Wrong) In Diana Spechler’s Skinny
  • BOOKSLUT, We Must All Be So Strong
  • BREVITY, There Are Distances Between Us
  • Nominated for a Pushcart Prize
  • BUZZFEED, Identity Thief and the Narrow Road For Overweight Actresses
  • BUZZFEED, Not Here to Make Friends
  • BUZZFEED, Surviving Django
  • BUZZFEED, The Answers We Look For in War Literature
  • THE COMMON, The Super Museum
  • THE DAILY BEAST, The Modern Lolita: A Conversation with Alissa Nutting
  • THE DAILY BEAST, The Werewolf Novel as Post-9/11 Allegory?
  • DEFUNCT, May Your Hair Mark the Path Behind You
  • DIODE, Review: Heavy Petting by Gregory Sherl
  • ELLE, Roxane Gay: Getting Dumped on Valentine’s Day Was ‘For the Best’
  • FLYWHEEL MAGAZINE, L’Epee de Damocles (Vehicular Manslaughter
  • FULL STOP, Review: With the Animals
  • FREERANGE NONFICTION, Once I Was Pretty
  • THE GUARDIAN, God Help the Child by Toni Morrison Review – ‘Incredibly Powerful’
  • THE GUARDIAN, Indiana is not protecting religious freedom but outright zealotry
  • THE GUARDIAN, I am giving up hating Valentine’s Day. Celebrating love is a beautiful thing
  • THE GUARDIAN, Beyoncé’s Control of Her Own Image Belies hooks ‘Slave’ Critique
  • THE HAIRPIN, Adventures with UPS Man
  • LUNA PARK REVIEW, I Don’t Know How to Write About Race
  • MORNING NEWS, THE, Tournament of Books Quarterfinals, The Goldfinch vs People in the Trees
  • NATION, THE, Broader, Better Literary Conversations
  • NATION, THE, A Conversation with Kiese Laymon
  • NATION, THE, A Literature of Her Own: Patricia Engel’s It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris
  • NATION, THE, Reading the Stakes in Syria
  • NATION, THE, Rising Above the Failure of Imagination
  • NATION, THE, Strange Lands
  • NATION, THE, Urgent, Unheard Stories
  • NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, Why The Help is Hopeless
  • NEW YORK, Reality Rumble Round Two: ANTM versus Idol Seasons 2
  • NEW YORK, The Ten Best Books About Modern Virgins
  • NEW YORK, Where Are the Movies About Non-Suffering Black People?
  • NEW YORK TIMES, Of Lions and Men: Mourning Samuel DuBose and Cecil the Lion
  • NEW YORK TIMES, On the Death of Sandra Bland and Our Vulnerable Bodies
  • NEW YORK TIMES, Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof
  • NEW YORK TIMES, Why the Beach Is a Bummer
  • NEW YORK TIMES, The Marriage Plot
  • NEW YORK TIMES, Review, Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
  • NEW YORK TIMES, Review, The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
  • NEW YORK TIMES, Review, Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
  • NPR, A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen’s Purity
  • NPR CODE SWITCH, Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof
  • RELUCTANT HABITS, Roundtable Discussion of Dana Spiotta’s Stone Arabia
  • RUMPUS, THE, The Alienable Rights of Women
  • RUMPUS, THE, Beyond the Measure of Men
  • RUMPUS, THE, The Careless Language of Sexual Violence
  • RUMPUS, THE, Dear Young Ladies Who Love Chris Brown So Much They Are Willing To Let Him Beat Them:
  • RUMPUS, THE, Eleven
  • RUMPUS, THE, Girls Girls Girls
  • RUMPUS, THE, How a Wound Heals
  • RUMPUS, THE, How We All Lose
  • RUMPUS, THE, An Interview with Blake Butler
  • RUMPUS, THE, An Interview with Jim Gavin
  • RUMPUS, THE, An Interview with Julianna Baggott
  • RUMPUS, THE, The Last Book I Loved: This is Not Your City by Caitlin Horrocks
  • RUMPUS, THE, Peculiar Benefits
  • RUMPUS, THE, A Play About Post-Racial America in Seven Acts
  • RUMPUS, THE, A Play About the Men at My Gym in Five Acts
  • RUMPUS, THE, A Place Where We Are Everything
  • RUMPUS, THE, The Politics of Entitlement
  • RUMPUS, THE, Reading Roundup, Fall 2012
  • RUMPUS, THE, Resolved: A Year of Great(er) Expectations
  • RUMPUS, THE, The Safety of Illusion/The Illusion of Safety
  • RUMPUS, THE, The Solace of Preparing Fried Foods and Other Quaint Remembrances from 1960s Mississippi: Thoughts on The Help
  • RUMPUS, THE, Spit and Mud
  • RUMPUS, THE, Still With the Scarlet Letters
  • RUMPUS, THE, A Tale of Three Coming Out Stories
  • RUMPUS, THE, Toward a More Complete Measure of Excellence
  • RUMPUS, THE, Call. Compassion. Response.
  • RUMPUS, THE, The Trouble With Prince Charming or He Who Trespassed Against Us
  • RUMPUS, THE, We Are Many, We Are Everywhere
  • RUMPUS, THE, What We Hunger For
  • RUMPUS, THE, Where I Write: A Cabin on the Lakefront
  • RUMPUS, THE, The Whole World, Opened Up
  • SALON, 41 Books David Gilmour Should Read
  • SALON, The Anger of the Male Novelist
  • SALON, The Bar for TV Diversity is Way Too Low
  • SALON, Celebrity Apologies are Meaningless
  • SALON, Compartmentalizing Woody Allen
  • SALON, Counting Women Matters
  • SALON, Daniel Tosh and Rape Jokes: Still Not Funny
  • SALON, Franzen Doesn’t Get Twitter
  • SALON, Game of Thrones and the Glamorization of Rape
  • SALON, George Zimmerman and American’s Problem with Heroism
  • SALON, How America Profiled Trayvon Martin and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
  • SALON, How Black Girls Die in America
  • SALON, The Importance of Feeling Seen
  • SALON, Interview, Claire Vaye Watkins
  • SALON, Interview, Dick Wolf
  • SALON, Is Obama Failing the Black Community?
  • SALON, Jezebel’s Lena Dunham Mistake
  • SALON, Jonah Lehrer Throws It All Away
  • SALON, Justine Sacco’s Aftermath: The Cost of Twitter Outrage
  • SALON, The Media’s Michelle Obama Problem
  • SALON, Michele Obama, Feminist Nightmare? How Lazy Journalism Hurts Feminism
  • SALON, Miley Cyrus Doesn’t Need Your Open Letters
  • SALON, Paula Deen’s Racism Isn’t Shocking At All
  • SALON, The Power of Communal Grief
  • SALON, Racism Is Every American’s Problem
  • SALON, Sick Culture Cheers Sandusky Verdict
  • SALON, Sorry, the Patriarchy Isn’t Dead
  • SALON, Twitter Isn’t Killing Books
  • SALON, The Way We Talk About Sexual Assault is Broken
  • SALON, We’ve Made Monsters of Ourselves
  • SALON, What Men Want, America Delivers
  • SALON, When No One Said Anything
  • SALON, When Twitter Does What Journalism Can’t
  • SALON, Why America Needs Twitter Outrage
  • SALON, Why We Read The New York Times Wealth Porn
  • SALON, Women Know More Than Just Love and Sex
  • SALON, Woody Allen Is Just The Beginning: Why We Can’t Hide From the Truth Anymore
  • SLATE, The Trouble with ‘Women You Should Be Reading Now’ Lists
  • THOUGHT CATALOG, A Brief Retrospective of the Pine-Sol Lady
  • TIME, Leslie Jones Uses Slavery to Make a Point About Being Black and Beautiful
  • TIN HOUSE, A Literary Flyover
  • TIN HOUSE, Wants and Needs, A Conversation with Ben Schrank
  • THE TOAST, Not So Guilty Pleasures: The Fast and the Furious
  • VQR, The Price of Black Ambition
  • VULTURE, Roxane Gay Talks to Lena Dunham About Her New Book, Feminism, and the Benefits of Being Criticized Online
  • XOJANE, My Body is Wildly Undisciplined
  • XOJANE, What Becomes of the Dream
  • THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Is Love (Color) Blind?
  • THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, One Step Forward, One Step Back

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Future Tense

  • BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2014, I Will Follow You
  • A PUBLIC SPACE, Noble Things
  • I am the co-founder of PANK.
  • I am the founding Essays Editor of THE RUMPUS.
  • I publish TINY HARDCORE PRESS.
  • I play competitive Scrabble.

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