Gay Degani

Location Left Coast

Books by Gay Degani
  • by Kathleen Piche, Heather Parker, Gayle Bartos-Pool, Shelley ...
    Shannon Road Press, 2007.

  • by Gay Degani
    Top, 2006.

  • by Sarah Hilary, Gay Degani, Heidi Ruby Miller, Oonah V Joslin...
    Every Day Publishing, 2008.

  • by Camille Gooderham Campbell, Steven Smethurst, Carol Clark, ...
    Every Day Publishing, 2011.

  • by Sarah Hilary, Gay Degani, Heidi Ruby Miller, Oonah V Joslin...
    Every Day Publishing, 2008.

  • by Jordan Lapp, Camille Gooderham Campbell, Steven Smethurst
    Every Day Publishing, 2010.

  • by Chris Bartholomew
    Static Movement, 2010.

  • by Gay Degani, 2010.

  • by Robert Swartwood
    W. W. Norton & Company, 2010.
  • About Me

    Flash fiction, short stories, and a novel in the works, that's what has my attention.

    Why do you write?

    No blinders.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    W. Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Carole Shields, Margaret Atwood, and more.

    Gay Degani's Wall

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 17, 2012

    Thanks for your comment on "New Song of Innocence and Experience." Ah, you DO understand!

    Bill Yarrow – Jan 16, 2012

    Loved your comment on "The Sober Boat," Gay. Thanks so much for commenting!

    Rachel J. Fenton – Jan 08, 2012

    Gay, I'm really looking forward to reading more of you and hope my comments are only ever helpful.

    Kari Nguyen – Nov 29, 2011

    Hello Gay! Thanks so much for the great comment on You Take All. Pleased you liked it.

    Joani Reese – Nov 24, 2011

    Hi Gay: Thank you for your comments on "For the Lost Boys."

    Joani Reese – Oct 11, 2011

    Hi Gay: Thank you for reading and liking For Captain Paul. I appreciate your comments and support. Best--

    Joani Reese – Jul 23, 2011

    Hi Gay: Thank you for reading and commenting on my poem "The Human Condition." I appreciate that you wanted to hang around the voice a bit. Best.

    Meg Pokrass – Jul 02, 2011

    thank you for your kind words, Gay! xo (re: strawberry trees) Hope you are having a relaxing weekend!

    Barry Friesen – Jun 28, 2011

    Gay, thanks for the insightful notes about "Ethical Seduction." Interestingly, or oddly, I got a couple of private comments from women readers who said, Oh, I would have gone to bed with him. Ha. But I wanted to be careful with the issue, because the main character IS a bit slippery anyway, so I thought it was important that he find a little place of moral ground to stand on amid the chaos, and do the right thing. Unusual piece for me; thanks for looking at it! Bear

    Meg Pokrass – Oct 31, 2010

    Gay - thank you for your nice comment on Zelda - and thank you for reading it! I'm glad you liked it!

    JM Prescott – Aug 27, 2010

    Welcome to The Glass Coin Group. Cheers

    Cherise Wolas – Jul 10, 2010

    Gay, thank you for reading Lake Chelan. I hope you have a lovely trip to that area!

    Larry Strattner – May 29, 2010

    Thanks for the comment on facebook inner peace. I hadn't looked at it in a while. You helped me laugh at it again. Cheers.

    Bonnie ZoBell – Apr 21, 2010

    Thanks for your kind words about "Real Estate," Gay! You're very kind. Hey, now that I see your lovely picture here, we won't have to wear pink carnations to find each other at TH!

    Gay Degani – Dec 04, 2009

    Thanks Susan. What I need is editorial insight so I'm thrilled you are reading some of my work.

    There are things I still get confused about in terms of what editors are looking for. I do read magazines before I submit and I go through my stuff looking for similar stories, but usually whatever I send is still not quite the right fit.

    And I certainly understand that reactions are subjective, that each reader brings his or her own baggage along, but feedback is the best learning tool. So thank you. Please never hold back for me, especially if I haven't published the piece. I NEED to know what works and what doesn't.

    I know as I continue to submit I will get better at matching story to mag, but it's also terrific to have commentary from someone who has been there and understands the "magic" something that can compel an editor to choose one story over another.

    Susan Gibb – Dec 04, 2009

    I like your work, Gay, and I think that as a former editor I tend to encourage other writers. Glad you're here!

    Gay Degani – Sep 13, 2009

    Yeah, well, sometimes I do find it necessary to cower under my bed.

    Darryl Price – Sep 13, 2009

    No blinders. Man, that is funny! I'm still smiling.

    David Erlewine – Sep 11, 2009


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