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I write mostly fiction, though I like to dabble in essays and poetry and other random things from time to time. As an editor, I also do interviews and the occasional review. So here's a comprehensive list of works, which I'll keep updated as fit. Also, click on the other pages to find excerpts and such. That might help you decide what to read.

Books

Of Birds and Lovers, chapbook of short short stories from Corgi Snorkel Press, September 2013


 

Fiction

"Pomegranate", Guernica/PEN America, March 10, 2015

"Return to Sender"Wigleaf, March 2, 2015

"Dear Wigleaf", Wigleaf, March 2, 2015

"What Remains", Midnight Breakfast, Issue 2, July 2014

"Altar"PANK. 9.6, June 2014

"X"Outpouring: Typhoon Yolanda Relief Anthology, January 2014 

"The Testimony of Jayce B.",  Eclectica Magazine, Oct/Nov 2013 (runner-up for Spotlight award)

"A Brief Intimacy", The Good Men Project, August 10, 2013

"Decency", awarded fifth place and anthologized in the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection, June 2013

"The Emperor's Malady", Necessary Fiction, July 4, 2012

"Long-Distance Lover", Monkeybicycle, February 2012

"The Quiet After", Kartika Review, Issue #11, Winter 2011

"Little Birds", Drinking With Papa Legba, Le Chat Noir’s 2011 fiction anthology

"Fire Lover", Pindeldyboz, June 10, 2010

"Finding Beautiful", Two Hawks Quarterly, Issue 1, No. 3, Winter 2008

 

 

Essays

"To Write", The James Franco Review, September 22, 2015

"On APIA Stories and Why We Need More of Them"The Toast, May 28, 2015

"On Grace and Gold (A Personal Retrospective of Michelle Kwan)", Some Call It Ballin', Issue 1: Winter 2014

 
Interviews & Reviews

"An Interview with Matthew Salesses"The Toast, September 17, 2015

"An Interview with Speculative Fiction Writer and Translator Ken Liu.Hyphen, August 21, 2014.

"In Conversation with Alena Graedon." The Tottenville Review, April 15, 2014. A conversation around her debut novel, The Word Exchange.

"The Question of Being Human." The Brooklyn Rail, November 2013. A review on Colin McAdam's A Beautiful Truth.

“Online Exclusive: Audio Excerpt and Q&A with Tina Bartolome.” Hyphen, June 21, 2013.

“Online Exclusive: An Audio Reading and Short Conversation with Matthew Olzmann.” Hyphen, June 21, 2013.

“Online Exclusive: An Audio Excerpt of ‘Deliveries’ and a Short Conversation with Author T Kira Madden.” Hyphen, January 27, 2013

“Online Exclusive: A Reading of ‘Alma, 1942’ and Q&A with Poet Brynn Saito.” Hyphen, January 27, 2013

“Demystifying the Music with Award-Winning Poet Patrick Rosal.” Hyphen, Issue 25, Spring 2012.

“Reconstructing History with Emerging Poet Ocean Vuong.” Hyphen, Issue 25, Spring 2012.

 

 

Other Stuff

from Matt Salesses' "Revision Round-Up", Necessary Fiction, July 4, 2012. About two-thirds down the page.

from Dear Sugar's "94 Ways of Saying Thank You", The Rumpus, November 24, 2011. I'm the last letter in the whole series.