Short Fiction + Creative Nonfiction

Little Fiction

“Bikini Lines,” short story. July 2019.

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Joyland Magazine

“Peaches,” short story. Dec. 2018: The South.

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“Soft Earth,” short story. Issue IX: Journeys.

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Iron Horse Literary Review

“Boat Parts,” short story. Reprinted: 20th Anniversary Issue 20.1 Best of IHLR Prose.


Prairie Schooner

“Miss Saigon,” creative nonfiction: Spring 2017 Issue.

Winner of the Prairie Schooner Summer Nonfiction Contest, judged by Kiese Laymon

Winner of a Glenna Luschei Award and listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2018.

Read her interview about it.

Iron Horse Literary Review

“Boat Parts,” short story: 18.6 Open Issue.

Interviews + Reviews

Los Angeles Review of Books

“There Are No Bootstraps: On Madeline ffitch’s ‘Stay and Fight’”

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New Ohio Review

“Obsession, Desperation, and Curiosity: A Conversation on the Poetics of Blues with Tyehimba Jess and Derrick Harriell”

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“Why You Can't Leave NOLA Without Eating Vietnamese Food”

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