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Stuff I got going:

Issue #5 of The Normal School is out now. You could buy it online or at Barnes and Noble. Me + Nick Kocz + “Aimee Bender on public sex; Pablo Medina, murderers, orange soda, and a bordello; Over the cliff or into the boiling water? Join Elizabeth Stuckey-French; Kim Dana Kupperman supplies the boy, the bridge, the bishop and the very big stone; Perpetual something and nothing with Nick Flynn; Patrick Madden eBays Michael Martone’s backwash $20.50; Please do not feed the pig to the horse to the man, and other considerations with Duncan Murrell; Lili Wright’s grandfather and the hazmat team.”

My story, Every Mostly Great Man in the State, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Whoa!

Pear Noir #5 is up for pre-sale with writing from me, Caren Beilin, Rosebud Ben-Oni, B.J. Best, Crispin Best, Sarah Bridgins, Sean Burke, Jordan Castro, Kevin Catalano, Kim Chinquee, Heather Cox, Laura E. Davis, Stephanie Dickinson, Jacqueline Doyle, Corey Eastwood, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Sheila Heti, Katie Inlander, Michael Kimball, Peter Kispert, Peter Tieryas Liu, Steve McGouldrick, Jen Michalski, Kevin Moffett, M.V. Montgomery, Dolan Morgan, Jon Mueller, Matt Siegel, Zack Strait, J. Erin Sweeney, Abigail Templeton-Greene, Richard Thomas, and Jasmine Dreame Wagner.

Coming soon: A conversation between me, Alexander Hamilton, and Aaron Burr.

Coming sooner: the thrilling conclusion of Incredulous America.

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