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E.G. Silverman News:

My short story "Your Only Best Hope" has been accepted for publication in Confrontation Magazine.  It will appear in their next issue, #124, which will come out sometime between Nov. 2019 and Jan 2020

Recording (audio only) of White Whale reading of "Bagel Macher" is at  Not sure how long link will work.

I'll be reading an excerpt from "Bagel Macher" at the "Boom Project" book launch on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7 PM at White Whale Bookstore in Pittsburgh.

"Bagel Macher," which was originally published in Pangolin Papers, will appear in "The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation," which will be published in the summer of 2019 by Butler Books.  "Boom Project" will be a literary anthology of the Baby Boom Generation of the Ohio River Valley, edited by Bonnie Omer Johnson and Kimberly Garts Crum.

My novel "The Mailbox Maker" is a finalist for the 2018 Big Moose Prize (Black Lawrence Press).

My short story collection "A Well Regulated Militia" was a finalist for the Tartt First Fiction Award (Livingston Press - The University of West Alabama)

"Beacon Home" earned an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train's 2017 Fiction Open

My short story collection "Remembrance Suite" was named a finalist for the 2017 Serena McDonald Kennedy Award for Fiction (

My short story collection "Habit Swamps Logic" was long-listed/semifinalist for the 2016 Serena McDonald Kennedy Award for Fiction (

My short story "Moosehead Lake" appears in 
Red Earth Review #4 (2016) (  Red Earth Review is the literary magazine published by the Red Earth MFA program at Oklahoma City University.

My short story "Four Leads" and an interview with me were featured on 
The Worcester Review website (
My short story collection "Wedding Night" made it to a final reading (equivalent to a short list) for the 2015 Snake Nation Press's Serena McDonald Kennedy Award
My novel Be My Own Father was a finalist for Black Lawrence Press's Big Moose Prize (

"Depositions" appears in the Spring 2015 issue of  
Cold Mountain Review (

"Anthropology" appears in the Spring 2015 issue of 
Limestone Journal, the literary magazine of the University of Kentucky MFA program (

An excerpt from my novel 
Be My Own Father (
and an interview about it ( are available on the literary journal WIPs.  This is the sixth excerpt from Be My Own Father to be published.

I was
 a finalist for the 2012 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction (The University of Georgia Press) for my short story collection Hardly Any Mess At All 

 "Progenitor" appeared in 
Reunion: The Dallas Review (Volume 2)  (

"Tabatha" appeared in Volume 2 of 2 Bridges Review (    

"After Harry's Suicide" appeared in Volume 14 of 
Bryant Literary Review (  "After Harry's Suicide" is an excerpt from my novel Be My Own Father.  It is the fifth excerpt from the novel to be published in a literary journal. 
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