David’s short story “A Soft Projection for Q4” has been awarded First Prize in the Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest for 2015.
Here’s what guest judge Adam Johnson had to say:
“A Soft Projection for Q4” is a freshly observed and deeply felt take on what is too easily satirized: the soul-brittling world of corporate cubicles. The writing here is restrained, and the tone emanates sustained suspension. For all its quietude, there is urgency and necessity to this portrait of a man who cannot conceive of his identity beyond a beige cubicle, even as he’s all too aware of the recycled air and winnowed light of the fate he’s come to accept.
“A Soft Projection for Q4” will be published as a special online supplement to the Winter 2015/2016 issue of Zoetrope: All-Story.
Glimmer Train Stories Issue 86 is out now, including David’s story “Old Teeth.” Issue 86 also features stories from Jonathan Freiberger, Joseph Vastano, Tracy Guzeman, Meredith Luby, Abe Gaustad, Jennie Lin, Adva Levin, and William Akin — plus interviews with William Gay and Josh Rolnick.
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Glimmer Train Bulletin 61 features David’s essay “Ballad of a Sentence Writer.” Here’s an excerpt:
If you’re in love with writing, you spend a lot of time on slippery ground. Going it alone may work for some people, but I suspect it’s more of a default setting than a measured decision.
David’s short story “Old Teeth” has taken first place in Glimmer Train‘s Short Story Award for New Writers, and will be published early next year.
Look for “Old Teeth” in the Spring 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.