Best Worst American: Stories. Small Beer Press, February 2017. (Winner of the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Debut Speculative Fiction)

Other Things!

“What Happened to F.B.?” Hypertext Review Fall 2018.

“Three Poems of the Abyss.” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet Spring 2018.

 “The Retinue of Little Abysses: Poems.” Who Will Speak for America? Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press,  2018.

“Character Limit.” The Mississippi Review. (Winter 2017)

"Tap." The Rumpus. 2017 (see also Abyss poems)

“Northern.” Huizache 4. (Fall 2015)

"Because You Asked." Because You Asked: A Book of Answers on the Art and Craft of the Writing Life. Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2015. 

“Missed Tickets (1994).” The Cossack Review 4 (2015).

“Debtor.” Ecotone 16 (Fall 2013).

“Domokun in Fremont.” TriQuarterly 144 (Summer/Fall 2013). <>.

“Courier.” TriQuarterly 144 (Summer/Fall 2013). <>.

“Best Worst American.” For Public Radio International’s Selected Shorts. Broadcast on National Public Radio on 21 October 2012MP3 of the radio broadcast available here.

“The Vegas Pedestrian.” Four-part series on transversing Vegas on foot for Las Vegas City Life. (20 March 2011 - 21 July 2011).

“On Paradise.” The Perpetual Engine of Hope: Stories Inspired by Iconic Vegas Photographs. Las Vegas Valley Book Festival / CityLife Books.

“Customer Service at the Karaoke Don Quixote.” Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America. New York: Norton, 2010. (Originally appeared in McSweeney’s.)

“Well Tended.” Glimmer Train 74 (Spring 2010).

“The Orlando Sonnet” (Pushcart Prize nominee). Redivider 5:1 (Spring 2008).

“Divers” (Pushcart Prize nominee). West Branch 61 (Winter/Fall 2007).

“Souvenirs from Ganymede.” River Teeth 8:2 (Spring 2007) .

“The Spooky Japanese Girl is There for You.” McSweeney’s. 8 May 2007 <>.

“The Coca-Cola Executive in the Zapatoca Outhouse.” Conjunctions. 28 January 2007 <>.

“Correspondences Between the Lower World and Old Men in Pinstripe Suits.” Interim 25 (Spring 2007).

“The Lead Singer is Distracting Me.” McSweeney's. 10 November 2006 <>.

“Your Significant Other's Kitten Poster” and “Liner Notes for Renegade: The Director's Opening Sequence.” Sceal (Spring 2006).

"Divers," a sonnet set to music by Moya Henderson. Performed on 9 April 2006 by Fiona Chatwin and the Happy Vegemites at the University of California, San Diego.

“Roadblock.” Glimmer Train 58 (Spring 2006).

“Machulín in L.A.” The Santa Monica Review (Fall 2004).

“Hobbledehoydom.” The Morning News. 19 April 2004 <>.

“An Important Message from Mephistopheles, Servant of the Prince of the Devils, From his Condo in Boca Raton.” McSweeney's. 30 October 2003 <>.

“The Person We Want.” Nabokov Festschrift. <>.

“On Messing Around While Sober.” Public Scrutiny. Spring 2003 <>.

“Errands.” Pindeldyboz (Spring 2002).

“Treatment.” Pindeldyboz. 15 October 2002  <>.

“Treaty.” Pindeldyboz. 19 January 2002 <>

“My Sister's Knees.” Pindeldyboz (Spring 2001).

“Some Things That Have Gone Wrong With My Techno-Thriller.” McSweeney's. 29 June 2001 <>.

“Strangers on Vacation: Snapshots.” McSweeney’s. 22 March 2001 <>.

“The Women Who Talk to Themselves.” Pindeldyboz. Ed. Whitney Pastorek.  26 February 2001 <>.

“After the End of the World: A Capsule Review.” McSweeney's. 21 February 2001 <>.

“Customer Service at the Karaoke Don Quixote.” McSweeney’s. 7 December 2000 <>.

“Last Minute Installation Ideas.” McSweeney's. 5 December 2000 <>.

“Tag Team Orientation Seminar in the Wilderness of Hope, MN.” Pindeldyboz. 27 November 2000 <>.  

“Forsaken, the Crew Awaited News From the People Below.” McSweeney's. 21 July 2000 <>.

“Backlight.” The Cypress Dome (Spring 1998).