Meg Tuite's writing has appeared in numerous journals including Berkeley Fiction Review, 34th Parallel, Epiphany, One, the Journal, Monkeybicycle and Boston Literary Magazine. She has been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. She is the fiction editor of The Santa Fe Literary Review and Connotation Press. Her novel Domestic Apparition (2011) is available through San Francisco Bay Press and her chapbook, Disparate Pathos, is available (2012) through Monkey Puzzle Press.
She has a monthly column, Exquisite Quartet, published up at Used Furniture Review. The Exquisite Quartet Anthology-2011 is available.
Her blog: http://megtuite.wordpress.com.
It's what I look forward to every day! I have to write a little something each day and I'm fueled by many things: the past, some memory that comes up and I have to go with or just a visual or a passing conversation that sparks something inside.
Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
Rainer Maria Rilke
Zora Neale Hurston
All the Russians
I am grateful for your reading and response to Black Bombers. Always a special treat to hear from you.
Thanks for your enthusiasm over Conversation.
Meg, I am so grateful for your lovely comments on "What Some Boys Do!" I am a huge fan of your writing, possibly your #1 fan!
Meg, I am so very flattered by your comment on Birds of Prayer. There are sections not yet posted I could show you as well.
Hi Meg! Thank you so much for stopping by to read "Go Hard or Go Home" and for your warm, generous comment! Much appreciated!
Hey Meg! Thanks so much for reading "Disappointment" and for your warm, generous and rollicking comments!
Thanks Meg for the !!!!!! and the * on SNOW JOB. Love it when you read my stuff. Love it when I read yours! Peace...
Meg, thank you for all those stars for "The Hotel Where Esenin Hanged Himself." You are such a lovely, generous soul. If I hadn't met you in person, I might think you were fictional, Plato's ideal of niceness.
Hey Meg, Thanks for the super words on HOMESTEADING, and the star, too! Hope all is well in your world. peace...
Great birthday present! Thanks for faving "Eyes Off the Road," Meg! Glad you like this poem!
You're the BEST Meg! Thanks for commenting on and faving "Joan of Dark."
Looking forward to reading your piece in the beautiful Lost In Thought Magazine!
Thank you, Meg, for your enthusiastic comment on THE SENTINEL. "Mesmerization" is what writing should all be about, I think. And "fantasticulate" came to me on the heels of recent reading of a lot of speculative fiction. It does stuff to your brain, you know...cheers!
Hi, Meg. Thanks for reading 'Rome Ants In The Sky.' I love your comment and ****.
Meg, you are brilliant. Thank you for all your support and wonderful words of encouragement.
Meg, so appreciate your comments on my little story, "The Breakfast Tree." Means a lot, and I thank you.
Thanks for the comment on my Eve piece. I am damn proud of that one. Glad you like it!
Hi, Meg! Thanks for the sweet comment and fave on my story!
Thanks for the comment on WWJRD. Glad I could bring some humor to your day.
Oh, Meg. Thanks so much for liking my Contender. Your words mean so much. Best, HM.
Many thanks, Meg for the *** and comments on Parking Garage. I appreciate!
Thanks for your nice words on "Babble" and the fave! Really looking forward to meeting you at AWP, Meg!
Your support is so appreciated, Meg. Glad you liked "Sweet Sounds of Home".
Thanks Meg! Very glad you liked it and that you're thinking of Carol, as I am. Go well into that new year!
Thanks so much for reading The Burka, Meg. And for your words.
Thank you, Meg, for your comments on "I'm Tired of Being Timid"
Glad you enjoyed The Illusionist. Whacked out? Mais certainment!!
Wonderful of you to comment on so positively and fave "Magritte." Thank you, Meg!
Thank you for reading my poem, "Daylight," and for your generous comments. I really appreciate it--(especially from a fellow New Mexican....!)
Thanks for taking the time to read "The Day The Music Died" and for your kind remarks.
I see you have Confederacy of Dunces on your list. You might enjoy "The Sound Of Building Coffins" by Louis Maistros, if you haven't read it already, that is!
thank you meg, i appreciate your comment on "fox" including my daughter's drawing. you can't imagine how cool she is about publication (though she did a happy dance at first). i wish i felt that way...
Thanks very much for your comment on 'A Black Night', Meg. I'm slightly over-awed by the generosity of folk here!
Hi Meg, happy you liked You Take All. Thanks for reading!
Meg--Thank you, as always, for your writerly support of my work. xoxo.
Hi Meg. Your piece - "Fissure" in the latest edition of Thunderclap Magazine is totally intense -gripping -compelling - shocking - sad and haunting....
Hi, Meg! Thank you for your encouragement on "Freedom Can Wait". I schlepped it out to remind myself that I could write humor (not feeling so funny these days), so I'm glad you laughed.
Meg, thanks so much for the comment & fave on "Welcome to the Occupation." I'm glad you liked it.
Meg: Thanks for your kind appraisal of "2008..." Razor sharp is good. I appreciate you.
Thanks for your response to my rejected "Nailpolish No." I'm happy you liked it in a beezey kinda way, Meg.
Meggiz!!! Thanks for the love on "May You Live in Interesting Times." Right back at ya.
Appreciate your lovely comment on Yalta Pas de Deux.
Meg, thank you for commenting on "Husk of Hare". I very much appreciate your encouragement. Hope you're doing well. :)
Megginz! Thank you for your reaction to "The Lost Boy." You are one in a million.
Meg dearest thanks for what you wrote about "kid" it means a lot to me.
Meg--You're the best.
Hi Meg: Thanks for the love on "Play." I'm happy the music made you dance.
Meg, dear, thank you so much for the kind words on "Earworm." It was a fun story to write and I'm glad you had fun reading it as well.
Meg: Thanks for the shout about "Manhattan, Sunday Morning." I'm hoping to create a series of modern mythological conundrums in flash format.
Hi Meg, I know, I'm bit late with this, but I wanted to thank you for reading and commenting on Cactus. Both take time, and I appreciate the time you spent. fos.
...of course, you're also toying with ginger in yr profile picture, meg. i'm always looking for that ginger woman... thank you for your comment & fave!
Meg, thanks so much for jumping in on The Great Bicycle Controversy"! I appreciate you support.
Meg--Thanks for reading and responding to "The Rest Home." I can hardly wait for your book to reach our library!
Hi, Meg. Thanks for reading 'I Wouldn't Wanna Be Me.' I greatly appreciate your wonderful comment and big fave.
Meg, there's nothing like getting some exclamation points from you! Thank you for liking and faving Euclid.
Meg--partner in crime-- Thanks for the nice words about "The Human Condition." Loved your interview at TNB. Cheers.
Thanks so much for the kind comments on 'Manolos...' - I think I'd been watching too many makeover shows before writing about 'ten grand tits' - or maybe it was the episode of The Closer where they have a plastic surgery addict as a victim...? Nothing educational, anyway ;) Have a great weekend!
Hi Meg! Thank you so much for your comment on my story, "The Savoy"! I'm thrilled that you liked it!
Thanks so much, Meg. Glad you liked "Four Noble Lies." Great comment. Thanks for the fave!
Meg, Thanks for weighing in on the Great Tots Controversy! And many, many thanks for your comments about the story and the fav.
Meg of my heart: thanks so much for your sweet words on my poem Untitled.
Hi Meg--Thanks for your love about "imago." I appreciate you.
Thanks for the comments on Polyester Purgatory, Meg. I'm looking forward to reading your work.
Meg! Thank you so much for commenting on "Nothing Between Us." Much appreciated. Hope you're doing well.
Meg! Thanks so much for stopping by "Spark and a Flash," and for the fave. It was fun to write and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Meg, thanks for reading and commenting on "Shoot"!
Glad you liked "Black Ice," Meg. Your comments are always great. Thanks for faving it!
Hi Meg: Thanks so much for your kind comments about "Happy Hour" --much appreciated.
Again, Meg -- thanks for the comment on Burn, Baby, Burn. Much obliged.
Meg -- thanks so much for the kind comments on "Traitor". I really appreciate. XO.
Hi Meg, thanks for reading bliss, and thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts - I really appreciate that. fos.
Thanks for your most enthusiastic fave on "If You Give A Hobo A Hamburger"!
You rock my hobo face off.
Meg, sweet of you to be so generous about "Hat Trick." Yuh, dialogue, sheesh. Delighted to see your "Leader of Men" get the powerful reader response it deserves! STELLAR work!
Meg, thanks for reading and commenting on "Drive"!
Hi Meg! Just wanted to say thank you so much for the positive comment to my story a June Defection. Looking forward to reading your stories here on FN.
Thanks for fave-ing and taking the time to comment on 'Shoot first' - much appreciated! That quote was my favourite line, too. Your profile pic is very unusual and beautiful. All the best, Gill
Meg, feel exactly the same about you! Not posting as much as sooo many Lit Mags mentioning online when they talk about previously published. I didn't realize that if you Google me everything I've ever put on fictionaut is there. So writing, reading, not posting much. Hugs, Mar
Meg, you are very kind. Thank you for reading, commenting, and adding a fav to "Sweet Dreams."
Meg, thanks for the enthusiastic comments and faves on "Midnight, Manhattan, 1952," and "The High Sonora - a sonata in four movements." You totally made my day.
Another jolt of joyful adrenalin from Meg! Thanks so much for your comment on and fave of "The Lost Boys." I can't express adequately how much I appreciate your responses to my work.
Meg, you keep making me smile. Thanks for such an enthusiastic response to "Demolition Derby." I'm lucky and grateful to have a reader like you.
Meg, yep, grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly, canned ravioli - thinks "seafood and pasta" "don't go together". . .thanks so much
meg, thank you very much for commenting on "under the apple tree"!
Meg, thanks for all you do, and your incredible support and sweet, creative being. Thanks, also, for your recent comments on my 3 Short Shorts.
Hey, you! Thank you for consistently commenting on my work even when I post it ten times all over the place. I very much appreciate it.
Hi Meg, It's so nice that you took the time to read and comment on my bus driver story - I really appreciate both. Thanks! fos.
Meg, thanks so much for your wonderful comments on Migration! You are great!
Meg, I loved your comments on "Things Unseen." Thank you!
Meg, thanks very much for the kind words about 'Bukowski'.
Meg, thanks so much for commenting on and faving "Hitting the Wall." So glad you liked it!
You're very kind, Meg. Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Meg! Thank you for commenting on "The Number 4." I hope you're having a great day. :)
Hi Meg, hadn't realized you'd commented on House Rabbit, wanted to say thanks very much for taking the time, and glad you enjoyed. Crazy Rabbit Drive, now there's an address that should find its way into a story :) All best.
your comments on my latest made me smile. Thanks so much!
Meg, thanks for reading my little tale ("Snapshots") and for the kind words and the *. Loved your comment.
Hi Meg--thanks (again) for the kind words on "Gunplay". Much appreciated!
Hi Meg, thanks for reading Retribution, and thanks for the comment, too - I appreciate both! fos.
Thanks, Meg, for reading Alligators and offering feedback and encouragement. I'm much obliged. Stay awesome.
Thanks so much, Meg, for commenting so wonderfully on and faving "Getting Godless." Your comments are a tonic to me.
Hi, Meg :)
Thank you for commenting on "The Pain Taster" and picking out the core sentence of the story. It's of course where the story began for me. Hope you're doing well.
Meg, thanks for the fave and the comment regarding "On the train to Otsu Station." The scene on the train was less than fiction, as was the realization, years later, about what it meant. I think if I could have stayed in Japan or even returned to it, I would have. For all its difference from what I knew at the time, it felt like home.
Meg. thank you! And glad to be back!
Meg, so glad you liked my little story! Thank you!
Hello, Meg--Thanks so much for the fav and lovely compliments on "The Mariner's Daughter"!
meg, thanks for your wonderful comment on "<a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/marcus-speh/2050-what-i-wanted">2050 - what i wanted</a>"!
Hey Meg! Thanks for all the compliments and fave on “The Wreck of Me.” I’m glad I seem to have found a winner with this one.
Meg, thanks mucho for the kind words & fav for "The Bed". I like your writing very much!
thanks meg for your nice comments on cigarillo!
Always so uplifting to read your comments on my poems, Meg! You're a wonderful support to me. Thanks so much for faving "Bats in the Catacomb."
Meg, thanks ever so much for the comment and fave on "So I asked myself, 'What would Shane do?'" Made my day.
Thank you for your comments on flower boat here and on Facebook, Meg. You are awesome. There's just no two ways about it.
Meg, I couldn't ask for better support. Thank you for believing in the 'long story' and I hope you'll consider WomensArts Q as an outlet for your work.
Thank you so much for your wonderful reading of my piece for my mother on mother's day! I so much appreciate your words.
Yes, Melissa Pritchard is great, she is so talented and it was great being able to share my work and get feedback from her. I can't wait to read the interview in The Santa Fe Lit Review you did!
Meg, thanks so much for everything! And more specifically, your comments and recent fave of "Loneliness." Means a ton.
Hi Meg, thanks for reading More Important than Money, I really appreciate that. And thanks for the comment, too - means a lot to me. fos.
Meg - thank you for your powerful and touching comments on Now and Then!
Meg, thank you for your comments on "San Pedro de Macoris"!
you've rubbed the lamp and now the fictionaut genie is out and about...nothing much to figure out here: story at the centre of everything! thank you for your lovely kind note!
Meg, you are as intuitive as you are inventive. Yes, pure love in the Leaves story. "Tuite"> intuit. No mistake there. You have the right name, for sure!
Oh, Meg, thanks for the lovely, kind words about "Dorothy's Parker House Rolls." I have an audio version of it up at http://www.box.net/shared/i8eh7kupp5 if you're interested. The cheesy piano lounge music really makes the piece. Nice to meet you!
Great comment on "Son of Goya! Thanks so much, Meg! Thanks or the fave also!
Dear Meg: Thank you for your very kind words about my piece, alys. I can't say how much they meant to me. Yours -
Meg, thanks so so much for reading my stuff here. I'm very glad you like it :)
Meg, thanks so much for EVERYTHING! And more specifically, your recent comments on my story, "Watching Them."
Meg: Thank you for your very generous remarks on my piece what I wanted in 1968. I'm sorry this is belated! I hope you are well.
Meg, you got my heart beating faster with your lovely remarks on "1993, What I Wanted." For taking the time to read and comment, thank you!
Thank you, Meg, for your read and comments on 19__. Good ones! It's great to have you here, yes. (So great that it seems you were already here before you were here.) And yeah, HEART snaps - aren't they just little miracles?
Meg, thank you so much for reading "1991" and commenting!
Meg! I seem to remember hearing about a story you've posted here. I'm catching up on some reading so I'm sorry I'm behind. So glad to see you here on FN my virtual friend! - Q
Hi Meg, weren't you already a member here? Or maybe it was a dream. Either way, welcome!
Seems like I've waited for you forever! (damn Early Alzheimer's)
Meg you got here! Great!
Hi, Meg. Welcome to Fictionaut!
meg, wow. hey.
Hey Meg.....for some reason I thought were already here. Anyways, many warm welcomes and here's hoping you post some fine work soon for folks to enjoy.
Hi Meg! Nice to see you here. Welcome.