I am a fiction and nonfiction writer, currently at work on a collection of short stories.
My writing has appeared in numerous venues including Salon, McSweeney's, Tikkun Magazine and Best of the Net. My short fiction has been honored with fellowships and awards from The MacDowell Colony, The Somerville, MA Arts Council and literary magazines such as Glimmer Train, Moment Magazine and Briar Cliff Review.
In 2008 I founded The Review Review, a website dedicated to reviews of literary magazines and interviews with journal editors. The site features a database of over 1,000 literary magazines and hundreds of articles about lit mag publishing. The Review Review was listed for seven years by Writer's Digest as one of 101 Best Websites for Writers.
I am the creator of Lit Mag News Roundup, a bi-weekly newsletter that aims to demystify the world of lit mag publishing. The newsletter features lit mag news, publishing and job opportunities, and more.
Since 2004 I have been teaching fiction and nonfiction to kids, teens and adults. I currently teach online with Grub Street and Creative Nonfiction. I have also worked as a writing coach and manuscript consultant for writers at all stages of their projects and careers.
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and now live with my family in Pittsburgh, PA.