Category: literary journals

Previously published short stories combined into one collection here: for the low, low price of $1.00. Seriously, skip the dollar menu at Micky D’s and buy my book.

It’s much less fattening.

If I include the names Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan in here, I figure I can include them in my post tags, and then I might get more hits… right???

Umm… clearly, you should submit here. Clearly.

Because I am in love with Dan Wickett, I have been stalking his site for a while. I also read the following recommendations and you should, too!:

Brady Udall “A Story”

Matt Bell “An Index of How Our Family was Killed”

Elizabeth Ellen “Samuel L. Jackson is Not a Good Name for a Rabbit”

So, I have been checking out the short stories on Emerging Writer’s Network because Dan Wickett is featuring short stories. I just finished reading “The Duct Tape Brother” by Daniel Torday and found myself LOLing at his sheer awesome creativity. In short, a boy decides he wants to create a duct tape brother, so he does. They, of course, participate in several brotherly antics, until one day the duct tape brother gets bitten by a beagle and starts to unravel. The plot thickens, as they say, at this point, and the duct tape brother goes through several periods of sickness, including a hospital stay and some surgeries. All the while, the non-duct tape brother and non-duct tape brother’s parents remain vigilent. Essesntially, the story is structured similarly to any short story about a child who might have a fatal illness–same consequences, same thoughts/questions/emotions. The only difference is that said child is made of duct tape.

Oh, and he likes to pick his nose.

And just because of that… you should go read “The Duct Tape Brother”, compliments of Daniel Torday.

P.S. The link to his FB page is here:, though I have no idea whether or not he is the FB friendly type or not. So, add at your own risk.

Right now I am reading “Wreck on the Highway”. Just finished “I Hate to See that Evening Sun Go Down”. After this, I need to read something more… female.

… on my blog yet. Just to cover all of the bases.

(LOL’s at own baseball pun. Back to work on grading student papers.)

Reading Alice Munro. And Brandon Tice. Can you say, way awesomer than baseball?


… is something I do a lot.

One of my biggies (besides randomly coming into a heck of a lot of chash so I can pay off my school bill) is that all of my friends/family will come to Denver.

Well… in the light of this being AWP week in Chicago, I figured I would do a huge shout out to my prayer answerer in that next year… 2010… AWP is comin’ to Denver.

I am so excited! This makes me want to hug people. A lot. Eeek!

My First Review

Well, maybe not a review, but Dogzplot linked to my elimae piece here:

Correction: I have had other reviews, but by other writers. Not by editors. Make sense?


Short story forthcoming here:

Doing a happy dance in my room.

For everyone that held your breath waiting, you can stop now. Note that this is a compilation of conversations with other writers, awesome websites, and funny inside jokes that I tell myself. For example, on my third tier is a journal, The Shit Creek Review, that only accepts poetry. While I am not generally poetic, I think it would be humorous to include this on my repertoire of publications. But, then, maybe I am just sick and twisted like that.

Ah well.

Ideas, comments, negations welcome. The journals within the tiers are in no particular order.

Sarah’s A, B, C List

(I would give my right arm for Hobart, Glimmer Train, and Ruminate for personal, as well as public, reasons).

First Tier

  • Zoetrope
  • Glimmer Train
  • Hobart
  • McSweeny’s
  • Denver Quarterly
  • Failbetter
  • Ploughshares
  • Tin House
  • Ruminate
  • Image

Second Tier

  • The Yale Review
  • Indiana Review
  • The Iowa Review
  • Kenyon Review
  • Mississippi Review
  • elimae
  • Other Voices
  • Prairie Schooner
  • The Yale Review
  • Mid-American Review
  • Relief
  • A Cappella Zoo

Third Tier

  • North American Review
  • Michigan Quarterly Review
  • Fairy Tale Review
  • Alaska Quarterly Review
  • Crab Orchard Review
  • The Harvard Review
  • Toasted Cheese
  • Zyzzyva
  • Smokelong Quarterly
  • Stickman Review
  • Scruffy Dog Review
  • Shit Creek Review
  • R.k.v.r.y.
  • Lemon Puppy Quarterly
  • Juked
  • Jacket
  • H_NGM_N
  • Ep;phany
  • Chicken Bones
  • 3 A.M. Magazine