WINNER, PRIZE AMERICANA FOR PROSE
"The Glass City speaks to the America of now as urgently as Sinclair Lewis or Theodore Dreiser did in their day, but with a touch of magic that only makes the reality beneath that much more haunting."
–Sheila Black, author of Iron, Ardent
"A set of penetrating and absorbing tales."
—Kirkus on The Glass City
"LOTTERY DAYS" WAS SELECTED BY AMY HEMPEL FOR INCLUSION IN THE BEST SMALL FICTIONS.
PROSE POETRY/POETIC PROSE
AFTER THE GAZEBO
Jen Knox writes the healthy fiction equivalent of the detox smoothie you’d get if you poured half a cup of Mary Gaitskill, two tablespoons of Mary Robison, a teaspoonful of Raymond Carver, and some chilly Laura van den Berg into a Tom Waits blender and hit puree. Here are twenty-four darkly fun stories populated by everyman and everywoman genetically predisposed to ‘tough luck but hopeful genes,’ and primed for fight or flight. And yet she has the uncanny ability to make you root for even her most unredeemed characters in all of their stressed out glory. All of them inhabitants of our lonely damaged universe, searching for connection in the daily grind of everyday losses."
—Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine
SHORT FICTION - MIDWESTERN ANGST
Edited by Michelle Richmond. Available at Fiction Attic Press and Amazon.
CHICAGO QUARTERLY REVIEW
Available at Chicago Quarterly Review and Amazon.