Tag: literary journals

  • A NEW BOOK REVIEW

    I’m happy to report there’s a new review of my debut collection of short stories–When You Find Us We Will Be Gone–over at Atticus Review. The (ominous!) title of the review is “UNCOMFORTABLE AND UNHINGED PEOPLE” and here’s a snippet: “…the uneasiness Linforth is able to create in us as readers. What is great about this […]

  • Book Reviews

    It has a few months since I last posted. But in that time my debut collection of short stories–When You Find Us We Will Be Gone–has garnered a few more reviews. I’ve been very happy with the nice things reviewers have been saying so far. Over at Foreword Reviews, they note: “The sting of Christopher […]

  • The Rumpus

    On Christmas day, the wonderful online publication The Rumpus published my review of the poetry collection Blitzkrieg.  Here’s the opening: “Strangely, with the entire multimodal dazzle that adorns Blitzkrieg, the poems of John Gosslee exist in a vestigial nook, a calm ache of textual space blissfully unaware of the ripples created by its presence. This is […]

  • Switchback

    I have a new essay in the latest issue of Switchback. Here’s the opening of “Narravitized”: When I first started writing essays I wasn’t really writing essays. I barely knew what the term meant or what the parameters were for what I was attempting to accomplish. I was ten, though. Or perhaps eleven. I remember in […]

  • A Sky Green and Fields Blue

    I have a new story out at Hawaii Pacific Review. Here’s the opening: A Sky Green and Fields Blue At the doorway to the barracks, Shoshana saw snow fall into the darkness. Now and then the searchlights scanning the camp illuminated the flurry of white, reminding her of the soap flakes her mother used to […]

  • Story in Whiskey Island

    One of my stories–a playful reworking of the contributor note form found in literary journals–has been published in the new issue of Whiskey Island. The issue (No. 62) is available to purchase here. The journal also features the fantastic work of work of Alissa Nutting, Nate Pritts, Russ Woods, and many others. Here’s a sample: […]

  • New Story

    I have a new story, “The Cowboys of Fukushima,” out this week in a newish online magazine–Swarm. Here’s an excerpt: We were told the cows had gone feral, that in the days after the accident they had broken free of the pen and disappeared into the surrounding hills. Government officials were spooked by the rumors […]

  • New Story Published

    Today sees publication of one my recent stories, “Take It From Me, Kid, I’m a Clown.” Published by Lunch Ticket (Antioch’s MFA literary magazine), the story is available to read for free on the interwebs. Here’s the opening: “Listen kid, I know it’s your birthday and all, that you only turn ten once, and that […]

  • Rejected Blurbs

    A while ago I started fooling around with the blurb form and constructing them in terms of bad blurbs, that is the accosted established writer frolicking in his penned superiority (!). Praise be to the publishing gods that a couple have recently been released on the web: “Rejected Blurb #23” in Atticus Review and “Rejected Blurb #6” in […]

  • The MacGuffin

    Another one of my thesis stories has just been published. This time in the latest issue of The MacGuffin. Here’s an excerpt: Flyer In the months leading up to my ninth birthday I bugged Father for a red wagon. He bought me one, of course—a Radio Flyer with a green bow tied around the handle. […]