Published Work

New Writing

Things and Stuff

Fiction

  1. “A Speck on the Wall”, Chrysanthemum Poetry Anthology 2020 (forthcoming)
  2. “Christy Canyon,” Crux Magazine, Issue #2, 2020 (forthcoming)
  3. “Lalla ChuckaChucka,” StringTown, Issue # 14, 2019
  4. “The Smoke Event,” Good Works Review, (The Kentucky Review), 2019
  5. “Do Not Invest in Killer Robots”, SPREAD, March 2019
  6. The Rather Sudden Rise of Machines with Simulated Intelligence“, Cascadia Rising Review, Issue Three Dec 2018
  7. “17s”, PageBoy, # 17, 2018, December 2018
  8. Interloper,” Cascadia Magazine, September 13, 2018
  9. Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose the common sense,” PoetryBridge, April 2018
  10. The Fence Maker,” Necessary Fiction, Dec. 14, 2016
  11. “The Parrot,” The Raven Chronicles, the Jack Straw writers program at 20, Vol. 23, 2016
  12. The Balloon GraveyardDrunk Monkey, May 14, 2015
  13. Feeding Emma, Amarillo Bay, May 2015
  14. Jason Johnasson: Mute” (reprint) in Eunoia Review, May 2015
  15. Three Stories: Sick Time, The Count, Handwashing,” Five Willows Review, August 2014 (Pushcart Prize Nomination 2014)
  16. Mark,” Word RiotMarch 2014
  17. Indian Summer,” Stirring13:11 (November 2011)
  18. “Hunger,” MonkeyBicycle, #8, 2011
  19. A Month of Writing at Necessary Fiction, Writer in Residence, August 2010
  20. “Wart,” The Goldenhandcuffs Review, #13, Summer 2010
  21. “The Tin Nose Shop,” Chicago Review, 52:3, Spring 2010
  22. “The League of Bears,” TRNSFR, #2, 2010
    (edited and esigned by Alban Fischer)
  23. “Delimbing” The Timber Creek Review, Spring 2010
  24. “Already Dead (and F—-),” Opium Magazine, #9, 2009
  25. Knot,” Birkensnake, Issue 2, 2009
  26. The Bay,” So New @ Necessary Fiction, April 29, 2009
  27. “The Princess Bed,” Filter Literary Journal, No. 2, Fall 2008
  28. Trestle“, SmokeLong Quarterly, No. 20, Winter 2008 (Pushcart Prize Nomination 2008)
  29. “The Mall”, The Raven Chronicles, Vol 12, #3, Fall 2007
  30. Jason Johannson: Mute,” First Intensity, #22, Fall 2007
  31. Tony” and “Tiger in a Lifeboat(TM)“, Semantikon, November 2007 (Audio)
  32. The Ribbit-Powered Float,” Semantikon, November 2007 (Audio)
  33. “The Penile Colony,” The Roethke Reading, August 2007
  34. “The Death of Charlotte Bronte,” Clackamas Literary Review, Spring 2007
  35. Showers,” Revolting Sofa, 3/21/2007
  36. “My Gruesome Death,” Steel City Review, January 2007
  37. “Flag Ceremony,” The Mississippi Review, July 2006
  38. “Edgar,”Slouch Magazine, July 2006
  39. “A Plague of Fur,” The Wandering Hermit Review #2, May 2006
  40. “Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys,”Spork, Spring, 2006
  41. A Fifth of July,” Semantikon, 2005
  42. “Snoqualmie,” StringTown #8, 2005
  43. Earwig,” 5_Trope, Web Del Sol, 2005
  44. An Uncontrolled Swelling,” MonkeyBicycle.net, 2004
  45. “Sleep Dummy,” Reading Seattle: The City in Prose, UW Press, 2004
  46. “Red Breast,” The Seattle Review, Summer 2002 (Nelson Bentley Prize in Fiction 2002)
  47. “Contagion,” The Rendezvous Reader, 10th Ave East Press, 2002
  48. “Wild Animal Ears,” The Jack Straw Writer’s Program, Spring 2002
  49. “Walking Houses,” The Raven Chronicles, Fall 2001
  50. Trap,” The Mississippi Review, Spring 2001
  51. “Blue Glass,” Mississippi Mud, Spring 2001
  52. “The Bottom of the Lake,” Timber Creek Review, Summer/Fall 2000
  53. “Upstairs Crow,” Chrysanthemum, Vol IV, #2, Summer 2000
  54. “Reverse Order,” StringTown #3, Summer 2000
  55. On the Radio,” The Cortland Review, Issue 11, 2000
  56. “Inheritance,” The South Dakota Review, Winter 2000
  57. “Rehabilitation,” The Dragonfly Review, Fall 1999, Issue 3
  58. “Mirror Dress,” The Northwest Review, Fall 1999 (Pushcart Prize Nomination 1999)
  59. “Fred is Dead,” The Raven Chronicles, Summer 1999
  60. “Help Wanted,” ZYZZYVA, #54, Winter 1998
  61. “A Carpeted Room,” One Step Beyond, Zero Hour Press,1998
  62. “Jolly Rancher,” The North Atlantic Review, Summer 1997
  63. “My Name’s Roy,” Asylum Monthly, March 1995
  64. “Rita,” Asylum Monthly, November 1994
  65. “Old Things,” Arnazella, 1993
  66. “My Father’s Orchard,” 7th Prize, STORY, Summer 1992
  67. “Bot Lik Tikkik,” The Anchovy Review, 1991

Nonfiction

  1. Competency vs. Incompetency“, “So, Dear Writer”, Cave Moon Press, Esther Altshul Helfgott, Katie Tynan, Peggy Sturdivant, editors, 2019
  2. Resist the Hivemind,” The Raven Chronicles, the Jack Straw writers program at 20, Vol 23, 2016
  3. The Genre of Silence,” Connotations Press, September 2016
  4. The Future is Unevenly Distributed“, The Raven Chronicles, Feb, 22, 2016
  5. “Grey Zones and White Centers,”Seattle City of Literature: Reflections from a Community of Writers, edited by Ryan Boudinot, Sasquatch Books, 2015
  6. Falling and Always Falling: Twin Peaks and the Clear-Cut Landscape,” Moss Lit #2 (2015)
  7. An Uneasy Heaven,” BULL: Men’s Fiction, February 2015
  8. “Marching Backwards into the Future,” PortlandFiction.net, December 2008
  9. The Social Network of Seattle Literary Magazines (Print and Web),” Proximity Magazine, #3, 2008
  10. What we Regret: Ten Writers Look back at 2007,” The Stranger, Vol. 17, # 16, 2007
  11. “Best American Strip City: Pacific Highway South,” Semantikon, November 2007
  12. “HallwayArcade: Architecture and Design in the Northwest, 24.3, Spring 2006
  13. The Absense of Rejection: An Elegy to Atlantic Fiction,” The Stranger, Vol. 13, #32, 2005
  14. The Body Pointless,” The Stranger, Vol. 14, #15, 2004
  15. “Ressurrecting Utopia,” ReWrite, Hugo House, Fall 2004
  16. “Declaration of Mindedness,” Bookmark Series, Seattle Research Institute, 2004
  17. Competency vs Incompetence,” It’s About Time, Summer 2002
  18. “Queen City Lit, Misc #118, Spring 2002
  19. Floating Bridge, Split: Stories From a Generation Raised on Divorce, Contemporary Books, ed. Ava Chin, 2002
  20. “Age of Uniform,” Misc, Winter 2002
  21. Welcome to Seattle,” The Stranger, Vol. 11, #1, September 20, 2001
  22. “Seattle is a Vortex,” The Raven Chronicles, Summer 2001
  23. “Fiend Folio,” Misc, April 4/5 2001
  24. “Gutenberg’s Codex,” The American Book Review, Jan/Feb 2001
  25. “Shot Gun Publishing,” Washington Free Press, May/June 1999
  26. “Doing Third Eye Blind at the Puyallup,” Cyber Oasis, March 1999
  27. “Talking About My Generation,” Portlandia Review of Books #6, Fall 1997

Book Reviews

  1. “Lifeline by Doug Nufer,” The Raven Chronicles, the Jack Straw writers program at 20, Vol. 23, 2016
  2. Fobbit by David Abrams in The Billings Gazette, 9/9/2012
  3. Tinderbox Lawn by Carol Guess,” in The Raven Chronicles, Vol.14, No.2, 2009
  4. Soul of Wind by John Olson,” in The Raven Chronicles, Vol.14, No.2, 2009
  5. Father Must by Rick Rofihe,” Fictionaut Blog, 5/23/2009
  6. The Hotel of Irrevocable Acts,” The American Book Review, March/April 2009, Vol. 30, No. 3
  7. Flight by Sherman Alexie, The WaterBridge Review, October 2007
  8. Up is Up, But So Is Down: new York’s Downtown Literary Scene: 1974 – 1992 ed. by Brandon Stosuy” The American Book Review, July/August 2007, Vol. 28, No. 5
  9. Bed: Tao Lin,” The Stranger, Vol. 16, No. 44 , 2007
  10. Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey,” The WaterBridge Review, September 2006
  11. Paradiso Diaspora by John Yau,” The Stranger, Vol. 15, No. 44, 2006
  12. The Time in Between by David Bergen,” The WaterBridge Review, January 2006
  13. Denny Hill Holdouts: Madison House by Peter Donahue,” Belltown Messenger, December 2005
  14. “Rice Krispies and Soft Summer: Sharon Mesmer,” Boog City, Fall 2005
  15. Hardboiled & Hard Luck,” The WaterBridge Review, September 2005
  16. “Some of Us Have to Get Up In the Morning,”The Stranger, Vol. 11, #15, December 27, 2002
  17. “Too Much of a Good Thing,” Tablet, #54, November 2002
  18. “Somebody,” Tablet, #50, September 2002
  19. “The Pocket Press Revolution,” Tablet, #49, August 2002
  20. “The Melancholy of Anatomy,” Tablet, #47, July 2002.
  21. What Happened to the MiraclePIF Magazine, October 2001
  22. Southern Fried Fiction,”PIF Magazine, June 2001
  23. Lost Grip on Reality,” PIF Magazine, April 2001
  24. Half-Moon Scar,” The Raven Chronicles, Summer/Fall 2000
  25. Black Berry Geletin Prose,” The American Book Review, Jan/Feb 2000
  26. Oulipo,” The American Book Review, Jan/Feb 1999
  27. “If You Wanna Lie,”The Raven Chronicles, Summer/Fall 1998
  28. Machine Handwriting,” The Raven Chronicles, Summer/Fall 1998
  29. “Tenant Laws,” The Raven Chronicles, Summer/Fall 1998
  30. “Death of the Cabaret Hegel,” Portlandia Review of Books #7, Summer 1998
  31. “Non-Food,” Voltage #8, 1999
  32. “Oulipo Lab,” Voltage #8, 1999
  33. “Novel Bit Rot,” Voltage #6, 1998
  34. “Burn Your Poems & Ride the Hobby Horse,” Voltage #5, 1998
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