Publications and Other Such Things


"Silences" in The McNeese Review (short story, February 2014)

"A Perfect Replica of the Sistine Chapel" in The New Quarterly (short story, TBA)

"Remission" in The St. Petersburg Review (short story, Spring 2014); nominated for the Pushcart Prize

"A Perfect Man For My Husband" in The New Quarterly (short story, Spring 2014)

"Four Minutes" in Taddle Creek(short story, June 2013); nominated for the Pushcart Prize

"Something More Vital than Air" in The Pilot Pocket Book 11 (short story, TBA)

"Blindspots" in Windsor Review: Best Under 35 (short story, June 2013)

”How to be a Good Straight Man” in Other Voices (short story, Spring 2012)

"Up, Away, Here, Gone" in Riddle Fence (short story, March 2012); republished in Route Nine (December 2013); anthologized in They Have To Take You In (Hidden Brook Press, 2014).

"Krupkee, on a Molecular Level" in PRISM International (short story, Fall 2011) finalist for the Dzanc International Literary Award.

”Something Comes Next” in Silk Road (short story, February 2011)

“Vanishing Point,” co-winner of the Hart House Review Literary Prize (short story, April 2010); in The Waterhouse Review (Winter 2010); reprinted in For Crying Out Loud! 2 (Fernohouse, 2011)

"Eat Fist!" in EVENT (short story, February, 2010); reprinted in The Journey Prize Anthology 22 (McClelland and Stewart, September 28, 2010); winner, the Western Magazine Award (Fiction Category) (October, 2010); reprinted in and/or: Body Electric Anthology (TBA)

"Customer X" in The Fiddlehead (short story, Summer 2009)

"Leap" in Existere (short story, April 2009)

"Gorky" in echolocation (short story, April 2009)

"Purple Stains" and "The Day I Drowned" in The Trinity Review (short story / poem, Winter 2009)

"Origami Girl" in Qwerty (short story, March, 2008); reprinted in For Crying Out Loud! (Fernohouse, 2009).

“Loving Like Carpentry” in Blackheart Magazine: Print Edition (short story, 2007)

“The Reluctant Sadomasochist” in (humour, Fall 2008)

"How to Write an A+ Paper" in Feathertale (humour, July 2008); reprinted in For Crying Out Loud! (Fernohouse, 2009)

Essays, Articles, Profiles

"Afterword" in The New Quarterly (essay, 2014)

"On Moves and Mentorships" in A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentors (personal essay, 2012).

"Uncut" in The Pinch (personal essay, February 2011)

Interview, The National Post: The Afterword (interview for Journey Prize, September 27, 2010)

“Interview: Katrina Best” in The Puritan (profile, forthcoming)

"Toronto's Freshest Literary Readings" in The Daily XY (short article, October 2009)

"Tao of Form Rejection Letters" in The Literary Type (blog post, September 2009)

"Green: In Search of the Best Eco Friendly Sex Toys" in (article, July 2009)

“The Kinkiest Characters in Literature: A Definitive List” in (article, January, 2009)

"Review: Into the Abyss / Antarctica" in Event (book review, Winter 2013)

"Review: Workbook / Best of Ars Medica" in Event (book review, Fall 2012)

"Review: Distillery Songs / The Divinity Gene" in MTLS (book review, Fall 2011)

”Review: Combat Camera by A.J. Somerset / The Evolution of Inanimate Objects by Harry Karlinksy” in EVENT (book review, July, 2011)

”Review: I’m a Registered Nurse, Not a Whore by Anne Purdue” in MTLS (book review, January 2011)

”Review: Sarah Court by Craig Davidson” in Broken Pencil (book review,

"Review: Annabel by Kathleen Winter" in Matrix Magazine (book review, January 2011)

“Review: The Re-invention of the Human Hand by Paul Vermeersch” in Maple Tree Literary Supplement (book review, August 2010)

“Review: The Enemy by Charlie Higson” in LipStik Indie (book review, Fall 2010)

"Review: Isobel and Emile by Alan Reed" in Broken Pencil (book review, Fall 2010)

"Review: Front Porch Mannequins by Rebekkah Adams" in Broken Pencil (book review, May 2010)

“Review: Angles of Desire by Zachary C. Bush” in LipStik Indie (book review, March 2010)

"Review: Playing Basra by Edward Brown" in Broken Pencil (book review, February 2010)

"Review: Sometimes We're Always Real Same-Same by Mattox Roesch" in LipStik Indie (book review, November, 2009)

"Review: Coming Attractions 8 edited by Mark Anthony Jarman" in Broken Pencil (book review, November, 2009)

Readings, Conferences, Mentorships, etc.

Reading: Taddle Creek Issue 30 Launch Party - June 14, 2013. Jet Fuel Coffee Shop (with Michelle Winters and Michael Lista)

Reading: FHP Launch Party - August 10, 2012. The Peacock, Toronto (with various)

Reading: For Crying Out Loud! Launch - March 24, 2011. Supermarket, Toronto (with various)

Reading: Cloverfield Festival of Authors - October 26, 2010. The Ossington, Toronto (with various)

Reading: University of Toronto Creative Writing Thesis Reading - April 20, 2010. Supermarket, Toronto (with various)

Reading: Strong Words - April 8th, 2010. Free Times Café (with Catriona Wright and Simon Patrick Rogers)

Reading: University of Toronto Creative Writing Showcase – March 4th, 2010 (with Brooke Lockyer, Michael Winter, and Catherine Bush)

Reading: echolocation Issue Eight Launch – April, 2009 (with various)

Teaching Assistant, Dzanc Disquiet Literary Seminars - July, 2012 (Lisbon, Portugal)

Participant, Summer Literary Seminar (June, 2010)

Writing mentorship with Michael Winter through the University of Toronto (2009-2010)

Co-Editor. The Puritan (2009 - present)

Staff Reviewer, LipStik Indie (2009-2010)

Staff Writer, (2008-2009)

Awards, Grants, Etc

Grants from the Ontario Arts Council Writers Reserve, Writers Works-in-Progress Program, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council

Finalist for the Disquiet Literary Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the Journey Prize

Winner of the Hart House Literary Prize, the Western Magazine for Fiction

Awards / fellowships from UMASS-Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers (Fiction Fellowship), University of Toronto (Adam Penn Gilders Award for Best Thesis), University of Western Ontario (Lillian Kroll Creative Writing Prize, Marguerite Dow Heritage Award in Creative Writing)

Research grants including SSHRC Armand Bombardier Research Grant, Ontario Graduate Scholarship.