My novel Be My Own Father made it through to the semi-final round of University of New Orleans's Publishing Laboratory novel/short story collection contest. This is the fourth time Be My Own Father has done well in book contests. Obviously, lots of readers like Be My Own Father. Now if only someone would agree to publish it....
My story "Your Only Best Hope" is included in Confrontation Issue Number 124, Spring 2020.
My novel "Be My Own Father" was a semi-finalist for the Blue Mountain Novel Award. This is the third contest in which "Be My Own Father" has been a finalist or semi-finalist. Additionally, six excerpts (about 25,000 words total) from "Be My Own Father" have been published in a variety of literary journals.
My novel "Be My Own Father" was one of ten finalists (3 novels, 3 short story collections, 3 memoirs, and 1 essay collection) for the 2020 D.L. Jordan Prize for Literary Excellence from Columbus State University. The prize carries a $10,000 award and a contract offer for book publication.
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 http://www.kostany.com/hemingwayspoetryseries/Boom%20Project/06%20E.G.%20Silverman%20Reading%20of%202019-08-13.mp3 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). https://www.blacklawrence.com/2018-big-moose-prize-finalists-semi-finalists/
My short story collection "A Well Regulated Militia" was a finalist for the Tartts 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 (http://www.snakenationpress.org/2017/06/01/2017-serena-kennedy-mcdonald-award-finalists/)
My short story collection "Habit Swamps Logic" was long-listed/semifinalist for the 2016 Serena McDonald Kennedy Award for Fiction (http://www.snakenationpress.org/2016/05/20/serena-mcdonald-kennedy-long-list/)
My short story "Moosehead Lake" appears in Red Earth Review #4 (2016) (http://issuu.com/redearthreview/docs/rerissuujuly2016). 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 (http://www.theworcesterreview.org/2015_08_01_archive.html)
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 (http://www.blacklawrence.com/2015-big-moose-prize-finalists-semi-finalists)
"Depositions" appears in the Spring 2015 issue of Cold Mountain Review (http://coldmountainreview.org/archives/spring-2015/)
"Anthropology" appears in the Spring 2015 issue of Limestone Journal, the literary magazine of the University of Kentucky MFA program (http://limestone.as.uky.edu/content/anthropology-0)
An excerpt from my novel Be My Own Father (http://www.wipsjournal.com/?p=1503)
and an interview about it (http://www.wipsjournal.com/?p=1511) 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) (http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/reunion/issues/2012/)
"Tabatha" appeared in Volume 2 of 2 Bridges Review (http://2bridgesreview.blogspot.com/2013/01/2-bridges-review-vol2.html)
"After Harry's Suicide" appeared in Volume 14 of Bryant Literary Review (www.bryantliteraryreview.org). "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.