Lillian Ann Slugocki

Location New York, NY
Occupation Writer, Professor

Books by Lillian Ann Slugocki
  • by Lillian Ann Slugocki, Erin Cressida Wilson
    Cleis Press, 2000.

  • by Tori Haring-Smith
    Heinemann Drama, 2001.

  • by Lillian Ann Slugocki
    , 2012.

  • by Rachel Kramer Bussel
    Seal Press, 2008.

  • by Rachel Kramer Bussel
    Cleis Press, 2008.

  • by Rachel Kramer Bussel
    Cleis Press, 2009.

  • by Tori Haring-Smith
    Heinemann Drama, 1994.

  • by Rachel Kramer Bussel
    Cleis Press, 2013.

  • by Nava Renek, Natalie Nuzzo
    Spuyten Duyvil, 2014.

  • by Lillian Ann Slugocki
    Spuyten Duyvil Publishing, 2015.
  • About Me

    Lillian Ann Slugocki has been nominated for Best of the Web, a Pushcart Prize, winner of the Gigantic Sequins prize for fiction, and a finalist for the Glass Women Award. She's been published by Seal Press, Cleis Press, Heinemann Press, Newtown Press, Spuyten Duyvil Press, as well as Bloom/The Millions, Salon, Beatrice, THE FEM Literary Magazine, HerKind/Vida, Deep Water Literary Journal, The Nervous Breakdown, The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review, Blue Fifth Review, Non Binary Review, The Manifest-Station, and The Daily Beast She has an MA from NYU in literary theory, and has produced and written for Off-Broadway and National Public Radio. Forthcoming: How to Travel With Your Demons, a novella, Spuyten Duyvil Press, Fall 2015 chosen for the Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Book Club. Follow on twitter:

    Why do you write?

    I write to change the story.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Joan Didion, Jennifer Egan, Junot Diaz, Angela Carter, Marina Warner, Iris Murdoch, Doris Lessing, Joyce Carol Oates, Victor LaValle, A.S. Byatt, Claire Messud, Margaret Atwood, Joseph Campbell, J.D. Salinger etc.

    Lillian Ann Slugocki's Wall

    Soon to be deleted – Mar 23, 2014

    Thanks for the fav on Rotary, glad you liked.

    Michelle Elvy – Aug 11, 2013

    Thank you so much for the comment and fave on The Wall. Odd little love story with a big background -- glad it worked for you. Appreciate the read!

    Deborah Oster Pannell – Jul 24, 2013

    Thanks Lillian, for liking "Strange Disconnect." I'm UBER excited about the new flash fiction project... and so divinely inspired... :)

    Loyola Landry – Mar 27, 2013

    hey there, lillian!

    Gary Hardaway – Mar 22, 2013

    Thank you, Lillian, for your kind words regarding "Cairn".

    an absence – Mar 19, 2013

    Thanks, Lillian. I'm brand new here, and appreciate the feedback.

    Amanda Harris – Mar 19, 2013

    Thanks for faving "Never Let Me Go". I'm thrilled you got it.

    Helen Yung – Feb 12, 2013

    thank you :)

    for your words re: " the swan drives a car "

    RW Spryszak – Feb 11, 2013

    Thanks for the read and comment on Night Journey, L.A. - very kind indeed!

    Neil McCarthy – Jan 30, 2013

    Thank you for the compliment on the poem, and the comparison! Neil

    Gintas Bradunas – Jan 26, 2013

    Thanks for the welcome and comment!

    Gessy Alvarez – Jan 24, 2013

    Thanks, Lillian for reading "The Restless Animus (or My 2013 Manifesto." The best stories are the one I've overheard.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 24, 2013

    Thank you so much for insightful comment on Light.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 24, 2013

    Thank you so much for insightful comment on Light.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 20, 2013

    Thanks so much for your comment on Forgiveness.

    Deborah Oster Pannell – Sep 05, 2012

    Lillian, thanks for your ongoing support of my work here at Fictionaut!

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Sep 05, 2012

    Asked to write an essay for this ground-breaking, brilliant website, I decided on the process, the LONG process of writing and re-writing (repeat 10X) The Blue Hours.

    Deborah Oster Pannell – Aug 09, 2012

    Lillian, thanks SO MUCH for your late night comments and faves on Mom at Night, Before the Fall Pt.1 and Exquisite Now. Your words and support always mean a lot to me. ;)

    Nicolette Wong – Jul 22, 2012

    Thanks, Lillian Ann, for your kind words on "Last Night On Oil Street" and on my wall! Looking forward to reading more of your work here!

    Matthew Robinson – Jul 10, 2012

    Very much appreciate your comments and fave on "Shell of my future self," LA. Thanks!

    Chris Okum – Jul 10, 2012

    Thank you for the generous comment on In Praise of Older Women. That was really cool.

    Gessy Alvarez – Jul 08, 2012

    Thanks, LA for faving "A Good Man Deserves a Good Woman." This one shares space with a group of stories and poems in a collection I'm putting together. So happy you enjoyed it.


    DJ Young – Jun 15, 2012

    Thank you for taking time to read and comment on 'Letter, Unsent' - most grateful.

    Jen Knox – Oct 31, 2010

    I love your reason for writing... so true!

    Michelle Elvy – Sep 16, 2010

    Thanks! your comment on Ordinary Men is lovely to read. Will come back here to your wall/stories real soon!!

    Kate Brown – Sep 10, 2010

    Very happy you liked 'Swimming Pool'. Thanks!

    Jack Swenson – Aug 15, 2010

    LA, You are always so nice! Thanks for your note (& vote!) about/for "Worry."

    George LaCas – Aug 15, 2010

    Not an obsession so much as an inside joke (the other guy isn't here to hear it), though I am liking the Godot as a monstrous uncaring God aspect of it. Now, thinking of branching off into a play.

    Cherise Wolas – Aug 15, 2010

    LA - Thank you for your wonderful comments and fav on In The Lake. I am thrilled that what you took from it was the power in the subtext! And so pleased you found it beautiful!

    George LaCas – Aug 06, 2010

    Thanks, LA! Glad you liked "Full Stop! Punctuation Police" - George

    Michelle Elvy – Aug 01, 2010

    Hey thank you LA for your comment on A Night of Not Knowing. I am glad to hear you were 'there' with the narrator -- that is really saying something. Thank you!

    George LaCas – Jul 12, 2010

    Hi LA - no, the Minerva of "Pierced" got her name when I pulled it out of a hat, I guess you could say. Though I've just read that Minerva, the goddess, had a pet owl.

    Cherise Wolas – Jul 12, 2010

    LA, thank you for your absolutely beautiful words about Lake Chelan and for the *. Your comment made my day!

    Susan Tepper – Jun 25, 2010

    LA, thanks for reading DEER and your sweet comments

    George LaCas – Jun 24, 2010

    Hi L.A., thanks so much for your enthusiasm about "Minerva Gets Pierced by Love"! I hadn't pictured Minerva as a mermaid, but I guess she could be one if you want her to be.

    Doug Bond – Jun 14, 2010

    thank you LA for your comments on Wild Blue Yonder....look forward to reading your work!

    Mark Reep – Jun 14, 2010

    Hi LAS- Glad you enjoyed 'A Woman Walks Into A Bar'. Thanks very much for your comment, and for the fav.

    James Lloyd Davis – Jun 12, 2010

    LAS, Thanks so much for the read and the fave on "Memento mori..." Yes, I'd like to see what you would do with, "If I were a man." Please.

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jun 10, 2010

    thank you Robert, I so appreciate it.

    Robert Vaughan – Jun 10, 2010

    So glad you have jumped into the foray recently at Ficionaut. Can't wait to read more of your work.

    Jerry Ratch – Jun 08, 2010

    Thanks, LAS!

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jun 07, 2010

    Dear Meg: it's great to be here, love this site!

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jun 07, 2010

    Thanks Cherise, I get it now!

    Cherise Wolas – Jun 07, 2010

    Yes, exactly!

    Just like on others' stories - you can pdf their story, but only you on your own stories can email, share, pdf and group!

    Meg Pokrass – Jun 07, 2010

    Thank you so much for your nice comment about Kumquat Soda. Nice to meet you here at Fictonaut!

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jun 07, 2010

    oh maybe I can't see the follow bars and contact bars on my name but I can see them on other's, is that how it works?

    Cherise Wolas – Jun 07, 2010

    If you are trying to "follow" others - go to THEIR wall, and underneath THEIR name and photo on the far left is the follow bar, and beneath that is the email bar. Click the follow bar, and presto.

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jun 07, 2010

    still trying to figure out how I get those follow bars under my name--- any advice, greatly appreciated.

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jun 07, 2010

    Dear Michelle, it is a wonderful community, so glad to be here.

    Michelle Elvy – Jun 06, 2010

    Dear LAS -- thank you so much for your comment on Elephant. So very glad you liked it! Welcome to this great community; I will look forward to reading some of your work now too.

    Cherise Wolas – Jun 06, 2010

    LAS -

    Easier to write on the person's wall you're trying to contact - just an fyi.

    Go to your published story page. At the top are the bars for emailing, sharing, grouping, pdf'g. There you can send the story to your groups. If you want to follow another writer -- and that means on the main page, on the right side of the screen you can see what those writers you're following are reading or commenting upon -- go to that writer's page - just click on their name -- and underneath their name you can hit follow x, or email x.


    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jun 06, 2010

    Dear Cherise: Thanks for the reply. I remember seeing those bars on other writers' pages, but not on mine. How do I get them? all best, LAS and thanks again.

    Cherise Wolas – Jun 06, 2010

    Just so you know, I had to ask someone those same questions!

    Cherise Wolas – Jun 06, 2010


    Under each writer's name there are bars - one for follow x person (so they become a contact o yours), and the one below - email X person. So you can send a private email to that person.

    When you go onto your own published story, at the top there are options - pdf it, email it, group it -- hit group - and you can send your piece to the various groups you've joined.

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jun 06, 2010

    I'm trying to figure out how to send a message, and whether or not you can repost stories to different groups, also how do you add to your list of contacts, any info, greatly appreciated, thanks!

    Susan Tepper – Jun 05, 2010

    LA, thanks again for your comments on The Fall of Love, most appreciated

    James Lloyd Davis – Jun 04, 2010

    Thank, you, ma'am, for the comment on "Storefront Poet." It was magically generous.

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jun 04, 2010

    so far am loving this site! :)

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jun 03, 2010

    Thank you Darryl. I just joined so haven't had a chance to upload any info, but am looking forward, take care, LAS

    Darryl Price – Jun 02, 2010

    That has got to be the most interesting name in the universe and a beautiful smile to boot. Welcome.

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