Good News: Pitt & Chatham

Good News: Pitt & Chatham

Today’s good news roundup:

My fellow Pitt TA Sarah Harris Wallman has a great flash piece up at Staccato Fiction.  Sarah is a powerhouse, and I’m happy that more journals are recognizing that.

My buddy Salvatore Pane wrote a post about finishing up his novel.  In it, he also some great things about the short and long form (flash fiction versus the novel).

Sal teaches at Pitt and does committee work at Chatham.  And speaking of Chatham:

Matthew Cody’s book “Powerless” has been optioned!  And not only that, but it’s been optioned by David Foster, the writer/producer of none other than the hit television series “House.”  You heard right. I met Matt at Chatham’s Low-Residency residency last summer, and he’s a great guy.

And finally, I just discovered the writer Seth Fried.  I’m not sure how I missed him, but he’s had work published in McSweeney’s, Tin House, The Missouri Review, and, most recently, The Kenyon Review.  Which is where I ran across his micro-interview, in which he makes a great mythbuster statement about being able to publish a story collection without having first written a novel.  You can read the entire thing here.

It’s nice to know that, every once in a while, the hard work pays off, and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch.

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