Meg Tuite

Location Santa Fe, NM

Books by Meg Tuite
  • by Meg Tuite
    San Francisco Bay Press, 2011.
  • About Me

    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:

    Why do you write?

    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.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Flannery O'Connor
    Flann O'Brien
    Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
    David Sedaris
    Jennifer Egan
    Virginia Woolf
    Anne Sexton
    Djuna Barnes
    Emily Dickinson
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    Franz Kafka
    Zora Neale Hurston
    All the Russians
    So many.....

    Meg Tuite's Wall

    Gary Hardaway – Jan 28, 2013

    I am grateful for your reading and response to Black Bombers. Always a special treat to hear from you.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 07, 2013

    Thanks for your enthusiasm over Conversation.

    Robert Vaughan – Dec 08, 2012

    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!

    Gloria Garfunkel – Aug 16, 2012

    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.

    Michael Gillan Maxwell – Apr 17, 2012

    Hi Meg! Thank you so much for stopping by to read "Go Hard or Go Home" and for your warm, generous comment! Much appreciated!

    Michael Gillan Maxwell – Apr 05, 2012

    Hey Meg! Thanks so much for reading "Disappointment" and for your warm, generous and rollicking comments!

    Linda Simoni-Wastila – Mar 28, 2012

    Thanks Meg for the !!!!!! and the * on SNOW JOB. Love it when you read my stuff. Love it when I read yours! Peace...

    Bill Yarrow – Mar 25, 2012

    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.

    Linda Simoni-Wastila – Mar 19, 2012

    Hey Meg, Thanks for the super words on HOMESTEADING, and the star, too! Hope all is well in your world. peace...

    Bill Yarrow – Mar 18, 2012

    Great birthday present! Thanks for faving "Eyes Off the Road," Meg! Glad you like this poem!

    Bill Yarrow – Mar 13, 2012

    You're the BEST Meg! Thanks for commenting on and faving "Joan of Dark."

    Berit Ellingsen – Mar 11, 2012

    Looking forward to reading your piece in the beautiful Lost In Thought Magazine!


    Marcus Speh – Feb 25, 2012

    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!

    J. Mykell Collinz – Feb 17, 2012

    Hi, Meg. Thanks for reading 'Rome Ants In The Sky.' I love your comment and ****.

    Alex M. Pruteanu – Feb 16, 2012

    Meg, you are brilliant. Thank you for all your support and wonderful words of encouragement.

    Michael Dwayne Smith – Feb 15, 2012

    Meg, so appreciate your comments on my little story, "The Breakfast Tree." Means a lot, and I thank you.

    Katie Moore – Feb 15, 2012

    Thanks for the comment on my Eve piece. I am damn proud of that one. Glad you like it!

    Matthew Robinson – Feb 14, 2012

    Hi, Meg! Thanks for the sweet comment and fave on my story!

    Nathaniel Tower – Feb 14, 2012

    Thanks for the comment on WWJRD. Glad I could bring some humor to your day.

    Mary Lane – Feb 14, 2012

    Oh, Meg. Thanks so much for liking my Contender. Your words mean so much. Best, HM.

    Jules Archer – Feb 13, 2012

    Many thanks, Meg for the *** and comments on Parking Garage. I appreciate!

    Bill Yarrow – Feb 13, 2012

    Thanks for your nice words on "Babble" and the fave! Really looking forward to meeting you at AWP, Meg!

    Andrew Stancek – Feb 08, 2012

    Your support is so appreciated, Meg. Glad you liked "Sweet Sounds of Home".

    Marcus Speh – Dec 27, 2011

    Thanks Meg! Very glad you liked it and that you're thinking of Carol, as I am. Go well into that new year!

    Sylvia Petter – Dec 23, 2011

    Thanks so much for reading The Burka, Meg. And for your words.

    Bobbi Lurie – Dec 23, 2011

    Thank you, Meg, for your comments on "I'm Tired of Being Timid"

    Michael J. Solender – Dec 23, 2011


    Glad you enjoyed The Illusionist. Whacked out? Mais certainment!!

    Bill Yarrow – Dec 23, 2011

    Wonderful of you to comment on so positively and fave "Magritte." Thank you, Meg!

    Bobbi Lurie – Dec 23, 2011

    Hi Meg--
    Thank you for reading my poem, "Daylight," and for your generous comments. I really appreciate it--(especially from a fellow New Mexican....!)

    sean m. poole – Dec 18, 2011

    Hi Meg,

    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!

    Marcus Speh – Dec 16, 2011

    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...

    Deborah Rickard – Dec 16, 2011

    Thanks very much for your comment on 'A Black Night', Meg. I'm slightly over-awed by the generosity of folk here!

    Kari Nguyen – Nov 29, 2011

    Hi Meg, happy you liked You Take All. Thanks for reading!

    Joani Reese – Nov 24, 2011

    Meg--Thank you, as always, for your writerly support of my work. xoxo.

    Michael Gillan Maxwell – Nov 16, 2011

    Hi Meg. Your piece - "Fissure" in the latest edition of Thunderclap Magazine is totally intense -gripping -compelling - shocking - sad and haunting....

    Christopher Allen – Nov 09, 2011

    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.

    Neil Serven – Oct 24, 2011

    Meg, thanks so much for the comment & fave on "Welcome to the Occupation." I'm glad you liked it.

    Joani Reese – Oct 22, 2011

    Meg: Thanks for your kind appraisal of "2008..." Razor sharp is good. I appreciate you.

    Joani Reese – Oct 07, 2011

    Thanks for your response to my rejected "Nailpolish No." I'm happy you liked it in a beezey kinda way, Meg.

    Joani Reese – Sep 27, 2011

    Meggiz!!! Thanks for the love on "May You Live in Interesting Times." Right back at ya.

    Andrew Stancek – Sep 24, 2011

    Appreciate your lovely comment on Yalta Pas de Deux.

    Christopher Allen – Sep 13, 2011

    Meg, thank you for commenting on "Husk of Hare". I very much appreciate your encouragement. Hope you're doing well. :)

    Joani Reese – Sep 06, 2011

    Megginz! Thank you for your reaction to "The Lost Boy." You are one in a million.

    Susan Tepper – Sep 05, 2011

    Meg dearest thanks for what you wrote about "kid" it means a lot to me.

    Joani Reese – Sep 03, 2011

    Meg--You're the best.

    Joani Reese – Aug 18, 2011

    Hi Meg: Thanks for the love on "Play." I'm happy the music made you dance.

    Neil Serven – Aug 18, 2011

    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.

    Joani Reese – Aug 12, 2011

    Meg: Thanks for the shout about "Manhattan, Sunday Morning." I'm hoping to create a series of modern mythological conundrums in flash format.

    Foster Trecost – Aug 03, 2011

    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.

    Marcus Speh – Aug 02, 2011

    ...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!

    Jack Swenson – Jul 29, 2011

    Meg, thanks so much for jumping in on The Great Bicycle Controversy"! I appreciate you support.

    Joani Reese – Jul 29, 2011

    Meg--Thanks for reading and responding to "The Rest Home." I can hardly wait for your book to reach our library!

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 28, 2011

    Hi, Meg. Thanks for reading 'I Wouldn't Wanna Be Me.' I greatly appreciate your wonderful comment and big fave.

    Bill Yarrow – Jul 28, 2011

    Meg, there's nothing like getting some exclamation points from you! Thank you for liking and faving Euclid.

    Joani Reese – Jul 23, 2011

    Meg--partner in crime-- Thanks for the nice words about "The Human Condition." Loved your interview at TNB. Cheers.

    Gill Hoffs – Jul 23, 2011

    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!

    Sophie Kipner – Jul 23, 2011

    Hi Meg! Thank you so much for your comment on my story, "The Savoy"! I'm thrilled that you liked it!

    Bill Yarrow – Jul 22, 2011

    Thanks so much, Meg. Glad you liked "Four Noble Lies." Great comment. Thanks for the fave!

    Jack Swenson – Jul 22, 2011

    Meg, Thanks for weighing in on the Great Tots Controversy! And many, many thanks for your comments about the story and the fav.

    Susan Tepper – Jul 18, 2011

    Meg of my heart: thanks so much for your sweet words on my poem Untitled.

    Joani Reese – Jul 18, 2011

    Hi Meg--Thanks for your love about "imago." I appreciate you.

    Robert Salley – Jul 16, 2011

    Thanks for the comments on Polyester Purgatory, Meg. I'm looking forward to reading your work.

    Christopher Allen – Jul 15, 2011

    Meg! Thank you so much for commenting on "Nothing Between Us." Much appreciated. Hope you're doing well.

    Neil Serven – Jul 11, 2011

    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.

    Christian Bell – Jul 11, 2011

    Meg, thanks for reading and commenting on "Shoot"!

    Bill Yarrow – Jul 10, 2011

    Glad you liked "Black Ice," Meg. Your comments are always great. Thanks for faving it!

    Joani Reese – Jul 10, 2011

    Hi Meg: Thanks so much for your kind comments about "Happy Hour" --much appreciated.

    Jules Archer – Jul 05, 2011

    Again, Meg -- thanks for the comment on Burn, Baby, Burn. Much obliged.

    Jules Archer – Jul 05, 2011

    Meg -- thanks so much for the kind comments on "Traitor". I really appreciate. XO.

    Foster Trecost – Jun 30, 2011

    Hi Meg, thanks for reading bliss, and thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts - I really appreciate that. fos.

    Erin Zulkoski – Jun 30, 2011

    Meg :)
    Thanks for your most enthusiastic fave on "If You Give A Hobo A Hamburger"!
    You rock my hobo face off.

    Barry Friesen – Jun 28, 2011

    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!

    Christian Bell – Jun 27, 2011

    Meg, thanks for reading and commenting on "Drive"!

    Berit Ellingsen – Jun 26, 2011

    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.

    Gill Hoffs – Jun 25, 2011

    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

    MaryAnne Kolton – Jun 25, 2011

    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

    Jack Swenson – Jun 24, 2011

    Meg, you are very kind. Thank you for reading, commenting, and adding a fav to "Sweet Dreams."

    James Lloyd Davis – Jun 24, 2011

    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.

    Bill Yarrow – Jun 23, 2011

    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.

    Bill Yarrow – Jun 22, 2011

    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.

    MaryAnne Kolton – Jun 22, 2011

    Meg, yep, grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly, canned ravioli - thinks "seafood and pasta" "don't go together". . .thanks so much

    Marcus Speh – Jun 22, 2011

    meg, thank you very much for commenting on "under the apple tree"!

    Robert Vaughan – Jun 19, 2011

    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.

    Christopher Allen – Jun 17, 2011

    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.

    Foster Trecost – Jun 13, 2011

    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.

    Kari Nguyen – Jun 13, 2011

    Meg, thanks so much for your wonderful comments on Migration! You are great!

    Kathy Conde – Jun 12, 2011

    Meg, I loved your comments on "Things Unseen." Thank you!

    Mark Reep – Jun 12, 2011

    Meg, thanks very much for the kind words about 'Bukowski'.
    Much appreciated!

    Bill Yarrow – Jun 12, 2011

    Meg, thanks so much for commenting on and faving "Hitting the Wall." So glad you liked it!

    Eryk Wenziak – Jun 12, 2011

    You're very kind, Meg. Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Christopher Allen – Jun 10, 2011

    Meg! Thank you for commenting on "The Number 4." I hope you're having a great day. :)

    Mark Reep – Jun 09, 2011

    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.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Jun 09, 2011

    your comments on my latest made me smile. Thanks so much!

    Jack Swenson – Jun 08, 2011

    Meg, thanks for reading my little tale ("Snapshots") and for the kind words and the *. Loved your comment.

    Neil Serven – May 28, 2011

    Hi Meg--thanks (again) for the kind words on "Gunplay". Much appreciated!

    Foster Trecost – May 26, 2011

    Hi Meg, thanks for reading Retribution, and thanks for the comment, too - I appreciate both! fos.

    See ya – May 24, 2011

    Thanks, Meg, for reading Alligators and offering feedback and encouragement. I'm much obliged. Stay awesome.

    Bill Yarrow – May 24, 2011

    Thanks so much, Meg, for commenting so wonderfully on and faving "Getting Godless." Your comments are a tonic to me.

    Christopher Allen – May 21, 2011

    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.

    James Lloyd Davis – May 21, 2011

    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.

    Julie Innis – May 19, 2011

    Meg. thank you! And glad to be back!

    Carol Reid – May 19, 2011

    Meg, so glad you liked my little story! Thank you!

    ABxx – May 18, 2011

    Hello, Meg--Thanks so much for the fav and lovely compliments on "The Mariner's Daughter"!

    Marcus Speh – May 07, 2011

    meg, thanks for your wonderful comment on "<a href="">2050 - what i wanted</a>"!

    Neil Serven – May 05, 2011

    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.

    Kathy Fish – May 05, 2011

    Meg, thanks mucho for the kind words & fav for "The Bed". I like your writing very much!

    Shelagh Power-Chopra – May 03, 2011

    thanks meg for your nice comments on cigarillo!

    Bill Yarrow – May 03, 2011

    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."

    James Lloyd Davis – May 02, 2011

    Meg, thanks ever so much for the comment and fave on "So I asked myself, 'What would Shane do?'" Made my day.

    M – Apr 23, 2011

    Thank you for your comments on flower boat here and on Facebook, Meg. You are awesome. There's just no two ways about it.

    Julie Innis – Apr 21, 2011

    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.

    M – Apr 20, 2011

    Thank you so much for your wonderful reading of my piece for my mother on mother's day! I so much appreciate your words.

    Katie – Apr 18, 2011

    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!

    Robert Vaughan – Apr 17, 2011

    Meg, thanks so much for everything! And more specifically, your comments and recent fave of "Loneliness." Means a ton.

    Foster Trecost – Apr 14, 2011

    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.

    Marda Miller – Apr 12, 2011

    Meg - thank you for your powerful and touching comments on Now and Then!

    Christian Bell – Apr 11, 2011

    Meg, thank you for your comments on "San Pedro de Macoris"!

    Marcus Speh – Apr 10, 2011

    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!

    Susan Tepper – Apr 10, 2011

    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!

    Rebecca Coffey – Apr 10, 2011

    Oh, Meg, thanks for the lovely, kind words about "Dorothy's Parker House Rolls." I have an audio version of it up at if you're interested. The cheesy piano lounge music really makes the piece. Nice to meet you!

    Bill Yarrow – Apr 09, 2011

    Great comment on "Son of Goya! Thanks so much, Meg! Thanks or the fave also!

    M – Apr 08, 2011

    Dear Meg: Thank you for your very kind words about my piece, alys. I can't say how much they meant to me. Yours -

    Soon to be deleted – Apr 08, 2011

    Meg, thanks so so much for reading my stuff here. I'm very glad you like it :)

    Robert Vaughan – Apr 06, 2011

    Meg, thanks so much for EVERYTHING! And more specifically, your recent comments on my story, "Watching Them."

    M – Mar 28, 2011

    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.

    Frank Vander Rasky – Mar 03, 2011

    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!

    Catherine Davis – Feb 27, 2011

    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?

    Keith U. – Feb 27, 2011

    Meg, thank you so much for reading "1991" and commenting!

    M – Feb 21, 2011

    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

    Robert Vaughan – Jan 20, 2011

    Hi Meg, weren't you already a member here? Or maybe it was a dream. Either way, welcome!

    Ramon Collins – Jan 20, 2011

    Seems like I've waited for you forever! (damn Early Alzheimer's)

    Susan Tepper – Jan 19, 2011

    Meg you got here! Great!

    Bill Yarrow – Jan 19, 2011

    Hi, Meg. Welcome to Fictionaut!

    Marcus Speh – Jan 18, 2011

    meg, wow. hey.

    Darryl Price – Jan 18, 2011


    See ya – Jan 18, 2011

    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.

    Joani Reese – Jan 18, 2011

    Hi Meg! Nice to see you here. Welcome.

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