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CutsAmerican Scholar

Receding Portrait, Alaska Quarterly Review, print
The Colony of Art, Narrative Northeast
My mother died one morningNanoism.net
VictorySci Phi Journal
DYI in the 1950s, 15 More Minutes of Fame in NYCSoFloPoJo
Correction10 By 10
Free at Eighty, And We Lived Happily Ever After. National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2022, print
Etiology, The Continental Literary Magazine, print
A Pocket Universe, The Mambo Academy of Kitty Wang, print
From the Alt-History BibleParagraphplanet.com 
Such Language, Potato Soup
Interlude with You/ Love by Other Means/ Complaints, Flash Boulevard
AnimationBurnt Breakfast
ShelterFictive Dream
No Wafer, Blink-Ink, print
“Confrontations”, Brilliant Flash Fiction
“Tough Audience”, 101 Words
“Coda”, Rune Bear
“Face”, Juked
three pieces of microfiction, New World Writing
Lessons”, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts


HUMOR &  SATIRE

Men’s Hand Motions When Dancing, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Due to Problem with Card, We Request Full DisclosureRobot Butt
What It’s Like Being a Woman in a P. G. Wodehouse NovelThe Satirist
Splice JobsInside Higher
Website Insecurity QuestionsCleaver Magazine
What Virginia Woolf Wrote and What She MeantThe Satirist
Updated Priority Vaccine List, Journal of the Plague Year
First ResponderThe Daily Drunk
Teaching Modalities for Fall SemesterInside Higher Ed
Eight Sure-Fire COVID Pick Up LinesThe American Bystander
New New York City Cyclist RegulationsPoints in Case
Albert Camus, Creative Writing Instructor, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
“What Virginia Woolf Wrote and What She Meant” , The Satirist
“Updated Priority Vaccine List” , Journal of the Plague Year
“First Responder”, The Daily Drunk
“Teaching Modalities for Fall Semester”, Inside Higher Ed
“Eight Sure-Fire COVID Pick Up Lines”, The American Bystander
“New New York City Cyclist Regulations”, Points in Case
“Sylvia Plath: Jingle All the Way”, The Satirist
“Albert Camus, Creative Writing Instructor”McSweeney’s


POETRY

Pet Peeve, The Caterpillar (print)
Cephalopod Love, Lighten Up Online
Brush-Offs, Light Magazine Quarterly
Insomnia, Take 7, Precipitation, The Chamber Magazine
Oedipus (The Three Fates), Snakeskin
What They Don’t Teach at Hogwarts, Light Quarterly
Whale Music, Un Bordado de Voces (print)
Nohow, Blue Unicorn (print)
Social Justice Warrior in the Classroom, Porcupine Literary
Feminist Poem for Children Disguised as a Religious Credo (A Brief Theodicy), Light Quarterly
Art and Not Art, Able Muse (print)
All Aboard, First Things

ESSAYS AND REVIEWS

Framing the Frame: A Craft Essay on Metafiction, The Writer’s Chronicle

Credit Where Credit Is Due, Inside Higher Ed

Other Stories, Other Lives: Life among the Terranauts by Caitlin Horrocks, The Rumpus
Fiction in Review: Nathan Englander, The Yale Review, (print)

BOOK

Brevity
The classic handbook on writing flash fiction.
“If I had to choose just one book for my class in writing flash fiction, it would be this one. Practical, direct, wonderful examples, fun to read―if this book doesn’t energize your writing, nothing will.”
— Robert Shapard, coeditor of Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories

“Galef is an excellent writer, and the book throughout is a delight―he makes the reader want to immediately start writing.Best of all, each chapter provides examples of great flash fiction―from authors as different as Saki and Steve Martin―as well as ideas for readers to explore.”
Publishers Weekly 

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AWARDS

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention
“Lewis Carroll’s Song at Newark Airport”
Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions

Juked Award for three Flash Fiction stories.
“Strategy“
“Restroom Love Story, Trailways Bus Depot, Newark, 1975”
“Political Fantasy, 2016”

Meringoff Prize in Fiction
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
Therapy,” a short story published in Literary Imagination 

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