New books, new stories, and other writing related activities will be found here.

New Collection

Ray Vukcevich’s new collection includes 33 previously uncollected stories, all with his trademark whimsical skewed look at the world around us. . . a world of hidden stairs, funny smells, vampire girlfriends, fire women, missile boys, secret libraries, and outlandish (and yet frighteningly real) airline procedures.

‘There is no such thing as a typical Ray Vukcevich story. They all start a  strong left turn from reality and then do the Charleston through a space warp.” Adam Troy-Castro


New story in a cool new magazine!

“The Problem of Furniture” in Phantom Drift — A Journal of New Fabulism

Fiction by Ray Vukcevich,  Eliot Fintushel, David Eric Tomlinson, Peter Grandbois, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Daniel Grandbois, Nisi Shawl, Brian Evenson, Joe L. Murr, Geronimo G. Tagatac, and Stefanie Freele.

Poetry by Aaron Anstett, Joshua McKinney, Wade German, Anita Sullivan, Richard Crow, Stephen McNally, Jonathan Ball, and Lawrence Raab.

Non-fiction/Features by Thomas E. Kennedy, Jessica Plattner/Jodi Varon, Matt Schumacher, and Richard Schindler/Michael Chocholak.

Edited by David Memmott

Fiction Editor Leslie What

Poetry Editor Matt Schumacher


The Los Angeles Review

“What The Socks Meant” Issue 9

“It is a story of realization and healing. The exploration of a common human moment – sometimes as small as a thought and other times as large as a decade – when a character fights his regrets and wrestles with self-compassion. . .” Stefanie Freele, Fiction editor








 “My Eyes, Your Ears” Issue 6

Welcome to the Greenhouse

My story “Fish Cakes”.

“Climate modelers tend to rely on charts and graphs to get the message across.  The contributors to this volume offer something else — stories.” From the Forward by Elizabeth Kolbert

From OR Books.

Edited by Gordon Van Gelder.

Forward by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Stories by Brian W. Aldiss, Jeff Carlson, Judith Moffett, Matthew Hughes, Gregory Benford, Michael Alexander, Bruce Sterling, Joseph Green, Pat MacEwen, Alan Dean Foster, David Prill, George Guthridge, Paul Di Filippo, Chris Lawson, Ray Vukcevich and M. J. Locke.