Tuesday, January 10, 2006

News: New Short Story Just Published!

I couldn't have asked for a better welcome to my new city, Portland, Oregon, than to appear in the pages of Portland's own literary magazine, Glimmer Train Stories. America's rich array of literary magazines tends to comprise a universe unto itself, one not extensively explored by even the most voracious readers. A surprising number of fiction and poetry fans just aren't aware of the cornucopia quietly awaiting their discovery. Glimmer Train has achieved plenty of notoriety in the literary world, but if any lit-mags deserve to become household names, this is certainly one of them. I've been reading it regularly for about ten years.

You can imagine my delight, then, that Glimmer Train's Issue #57 (on stands now) contains my 24-page short story, "The Best Man," which might be described as a tale of little league debacles, adult awkwardness, wedding coordinators, pet euthanasia, and elementary school bullies.

Glimmer Train can be found for sale in most every bookstore that stocks literary journals. Issue #57 sells for $12.00, a real bargain considering it contains 13 stories (as many as a $15-$25 short story collection would contain) plus an author interview.

Consider giving Glimmer Train a look.