My short fiction has appeared in five anthologies and in journals and zines, starting with “The Face” in the Gaspereau Review (since discontinued, but the press is doing well) in 1999 and most recently in the fabulous Numéro Cinq.
I have had one book published, and a chapbook. The book is an experimental novel entitled S. a novel in [xxx] dreams, which came out with Broken Jaw Press in very late 2007. It’s not really a novel, but it’s not really anything identifiable genre-wise. A well-known writer once scratched his chin over this book.
Wish to purchase it? Sadly, the publisher – Joe Blades – passed away in 2019, so the book isn’t available through the press. I do, however, have boxes of copies, so just send me a note.
The chapbook “Mouth Human Must Die” appeared with Frog Hollow Press in 2017, a limited edition 125 copies, all of which have sold.
My novel Apastoral: A Mistopia appeared in summer 2022 with Corona/Samizdat Press.
Apastoral: A Mistopia, Corona/Samizdat Press, Slovenia (July 2022)
The Stranger at the Gate, Ancrages 17, Moncton, New Brunswick (Fall 2018).
Mouth Human Must Die, Frog Hollow Press, New Brunswick Chapbook Series (January 2017), Ed. Shane Neilson, Victoria, BC
A Survivor’s Guide to Engine Failure at 35,000 Feet, Numero Cinq Magazine (January 2016), New York
“Diary of a Fluky Kid”, Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL (Fall 2014), Fierce Ink Press, Halifax
A Serpent, Numero Cinq Magazine (August 2014), New York
Diary of a Fluky Kid, Fierce Ink Press (a Fierce Short), Halifax, 2014
“The Astrapophobe”, The Breach House Anthology Vol III (Summer 2014), Eds. Edward Lemond & Nancy King Schofield, breachousebooks, Barachois, NB
“The Spirit of Bill will Forever Reside in Barney Springs”, Riddle Fence #16 (2013), St. John’s, NL
“Her, A Story”, “Hairball Man”, The Breach House Anthology Vol II (Fall 2012), breachousebooks, Ed. Edward Lemond, Barachois, NB
“North of Fury”, ellipse mag 87-88 (Spring 2012), Fredericton, NB
“Moving House”, “The Lola Tooth Story”, The Breach House Anthology (Fall 2010), breachousebooks, Eds. Edward Lemond & Lee D. Thompson, Barachois, NB
“His Dinner Party”, Riddle Fence #5 (Spring 2010), St John’s, NL
“Night Divides the Day”, Hard Ol’ Spot (Fall 2009), Killick Press, Ed. Mike Heffernan, St. John’s, NL
“Slinky”, Nonymous 4 (Summer 2009), Fredericton, NB
“Our Continuing Saga”, Nonymous 1 (Fall 2008), Fredericton, NB
“Hairball Man”, Riddle Fence #2 (Summer 2008), St John’s, NL
S. a novel in [xxx] dreams,(Dec. 2007), Broken Jaw Press, Fredericton, NB
Abelard & I, Two Hawks Quarterly (Fall 2007), Antioch University, Los Angeles
“Gull Island”, QWERTY (Spring 2007), Fredericton, NB.
“Why Do Birds?”, The Vagrant Revue of New Fiction (Spring 2007), Ed. Sandra McIntyre and M. Anderson, Halifax: Nimbus Publications
The Man Who Sang So Well, The Dalhousie Review (Fall 2006), Halifax, NS.
“The Box”, Lichen Arts and Letters Preview Vol. 8.2 (Fall 2006), Whitby, Ontario
“Moon Man”, The New Quarterly No. 90 (Summer 2004), St. Jerome’s University, Ontario
“Driftwood”, New Brunswick Short Stories. Ed. Dorothy Dearborn. Saint John: Neptune Publications (October 2003).
“The Whales”, Victory Meat: New Fiction from Atlantic Canada. Ed. Lynn Coady. Toronto: Random House (May 2003)..
“Beyond the Valley Below”, The New Orphic Review Vol. 6.1 (Spring 2003), Nelson, BC
“The Deer”, The Nashwaak Review Vol. 11, No. 1 (Fall 2002), Fredericton, NB
“Haunted”, Gaspereau Review 16 ( Summer 2002), Wolfville, NS
“Sylvia”, Gaspereau Review 12 (Spring 2000), Wolfville, NS
“The Face”, Gaspereau Review 9 (Fall 1999), Wolfville, NS
Book Reviews &c.
Sentimental Journey Through Hell and Italy, on Mark Anthony Jarman’s Knife Fight at the Hotel Europa, Numero Cinq Magazine (June 2015), New York
Interview with Jeff Bursey, Difficult Narratives, The Winnipeg Review (December 2015), Winnipeg, Man.
Three Women in Atlantic CanLit, short feature, Atlantic Books Today (March 2016), Halifax.
Interview with Kerry-Lee Powell, On Being an Artist, Atlantic Books Today (April 2016), Halifax
Kevin Major’s Everyman History of Newfoundland (on Found Far and Wide), Atlantic Books Today, November 2016, Halifax
Kerry-Lee Powell’s Lost Souls Seeking Home, (on Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush), Atlantic Books Today, November 2016, Halifax
Darren Doucette’s A Hard Old Love Amongst Scavengers, Atlantic Books Today, February 2017, Halifax
Writing Grants and Awards
Emerging Artist Creation Grant, Literary Arts, artsnb, 2002 (for short fiction collection “Last Light”).
Emerging Artist Creation Grant, Literary Arts, artsnb, 2005 (for short fiction collection “The Dreaming Sea”).
Emerging Artist Creation Grant, Literary Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, 2007 (for the novel “Dead: A Memoir”).
Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2014 (to attend Banff Writing Studio 15)
Professional Development Grant, artsnb, 2014 (to attend Banff Writing Studio 15)
Awarded Banff Writing Studio 15 residency and W.O. Mitchell Scholarship, January 2014, The Banff Centre.
Creation Grant, Literary Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, 2016 (for story collection “The Purpose of Evolution is not Immortality”).
Mid-Career Creation Grant, Literary Arts, artsnb, 2016 (for “The Purpose of Evolution is Not Immortality”).
David Adams Richards Prize, 2018 WFNB Literary Competition (unpublished manuscript “The Purpose of Evolution is not Immortality”).
Mid-Career Creation Grant, Literary Arts, artsnb, 2020 (for “North of Fury: A Novel”)
Creation and Development Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2021 (for “Eternal North: A Novel”)