In January 2014 my story, "Go Long," won first place out of over 600 entries in the Tuscon Book Festival literary contest. Other recent writing awards include a fiction writing grant from the Maryland Arts Council and a novella award from St. Andrews Press, which published my novella, Bernardo the Daredevil. I've won fellowships to Bread Loaf and Ragdale and elsewhere and placed high in a Glimmer Train contest and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A list of some of my stories published online is below:
I've also published stories in a number of literary magazines, including Puerto Del Sol, Connecticut Review, and Northwest Review.
I'm lucky enough to be married to a wonderful doctor which allows me to be a house husband for our children (7 and 6), and which gives me time to write. Currently I'm finishing a draft of a novel and working on short stories.
2. Can't help it.
Saul Bellow, Stanley Elkin, Barry Hannah. Just finished Joy Williams' Breaking and Entering. Blood Meridian, Airships, Stop-Time (Frank Conroy), all of Charles Portis, Jesus' Son, Play It As It Lays, Fat City, Day of the Locusts, Jim Harrison, Lolita (of course), and a bunch more.
Luke: Thank you for reading and liking my piece "2008..." and welcome to Fictionaut. I look forward to reading more of your work. Best.
Thanks, Luke for the comment on 'Emigre.' Nice to see that your story is picking up the readership it deserves, good writers all.
Thanks for the fave on Powdered Sugar on Bare Skin, Luke!
hi luke, thanks for the comment on <a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/marcus-speh/moondog--2">"moondog"</a> — no, i never went to a concert, what a shame.
Thanks, Luke, for your kind words and fave of my Korea story. Glad it left you wanting more...
Thanks for your nice comment on Dead Dog!
Ooh, good call on Elkin. A "forgotten genius" if there ever was one.
Thanks for the kind comment and favorite for "Space Man" Luke. I look forward to reading your work!
Thanks for the kind comment on my Dali poem. Welcome to Fictionaut, Luke!
Busy, busy. Working on my novel. Hope to soon start posting on here.
Luke, I love Mr. Sandman! That was my introduction to Barbara Gowdy.
Nice to see you hear, Luke! We share lots of the same favorite books and authors!