Winner - Porter House Review Prize for Fiction


Please forgive the extremely late announcement, but I am so thrilled to share with you that my short story “The Urg” won the inaugural Porter House Review Prize for Fiction in March 2019! I completed this story while working with Willy Vlautin and Jack Driscoll at Pacific University, and am so, so grateful for their advice, feedback, and support. I am also incredibly grateful to the team at Porter House Review, and so proud of an accomplishment that four years ago I believed impossible.

Read the “The Urg” here, but please be warned, it involves disordered eating, which may upset some readers.

Common Openers to Avoid -- on DIY MFA

In this new article up on DIY MFA, I discuss five beginnings to novels (or short stories) I see all too frequently in my capacity as an acquiring editor. From characters waking up to sudden screaming, here are some openers you may want to avoid, and why. Check out the article "Bad Beginnings: Five Story Openers to Avoid" here!

SONGS OF MY SELFIE Is An IndieFAB 2016 Finalist!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories was chosen as an IndieFAB Finalist for Best Anthology of 2016! This is an incredible honor and I am so deeply grateful to see the hard work of these emerging writers being not only acknowledged but celebrated. Congratulations to all the writers anthologized in SOMS, and thank you so, so much to everyone who has supported us along the way! 


You can read Songs of My Selfie on a plane, in a train, on a beach, in the garden. . . . Endless possibilities!

You can read Songs of My Selfie on a plane, in a train, on a beach, in the garden. . . . Endless possibilities!

From now until the end of August, grab an ebook copy of Songs of My Selfie and Weird Girl and What's His Name for only $4.99 each! They make great beach reads, travel reads, or easy summer reading! 

Grab your copy on Kindle or Nook here.

Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories

Weird Girl and What’s His Name

And don't forget, if you love them as much as I do, rate and review on Amazon and Goodreads. Every review helps spread the word and is much, much appreciated! 

4/8/2016 - SONGS OF MY SELFIE Launch Party!

Three Rooms Press celebrates the New York launch of SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories—for millennials, by millennials, about actual millennial issues—on Friday, April 8, 6pm at Cornelia Street Cafe.

The launch will feature readings from SONGS OF MY SELFIE, including contributors Suzanne Herman, Stephanie Bramson, Tiffany Ferentini, Aaron Thorpe, Theresa Buchta, Jared Shaffer, Angela Sloan, Tara Isabella Burton, Carolyn Drake, Angus McLinn, Katherine Sloan, and editor/contributor Constance Renfrow. Plus, a special guest reading by IndieFab finalist Meagan Brothers, author of WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME. In addition, the event will offer free giveaways, millennial swag, great music, and more!

Copies of SONGS OF MY SELFIE will be available for purchase and signing.

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $9, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street and Bleecker (

Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe
SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories
New York Book Launch

Friday, April 8, 2016, 6 p.m.
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
Admission: $9 (includes a free drink)

Info and reservations:

“Songs of My Selfie is an enchanting, heartrending, and utterly relatable read for any and all millennials. This is a wonderful collection of stories from some of the brightest young writers today.” —Portland Book Review

“If you want a preview of some writers with brighter futures than the newspapers anticipate, well, here you go.”
—JF Sargent,

“This is the book you want to read if you are curious about who’ll be driving the truck in a few years.”
—Ethan Rutherford, The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories

With fresh new voices and edgy prose, seventeen stories by millennial writers offer a cross-section of vibrant young characters: unemployed grads deep in debt, expectant mothers on the cusp of adulthood, online relationship addicts, and twenty-somethings at war with their families’ expectations. Here are the strong and the weak, the self-aware and those who reject reality—all carefully crafted to buck the common perception of this generation.

THE MONTHLY series at Cornelia Street Cafe, hosted by Three Rooms Press, brings together writers, artists, philosophers, and scientists to delve into a different theme each month from divergent perspectives. Past themes have included conspiracy theories (on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination), Code Poetry, an exploration of poetry that simultaneously works on multiple levels and languages, and notable literary figures including Charles Bukowski and William Burroughs.

Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts.