EV Meet & Greet: June 17th, Los Angeles

Emerging Voices Fellowship MEET & GREET Are you interested in applying!? Join Emerging Voices Fellows, alumni, and mentors in conversation for the 2018 application cycle. PEN Center USA presents summer cocktails, short readings, a fellowship overview and audience Q&A. Meet and Greet Los Angeles Saturday, June 17 5-7PM Skylight Books 1818 N. Vermont Ave Los… Continue reading EV Meet & Greet: June 17th, Los Angeles

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New Story Coming Soon in Flapperhouse #14!

Pete’s newest short story, “Mission Concept,” will be published June 21 in the Summer 2017 issue of Flapperhouse! Flapperhouse is a literary journal with a particular & peculiar focus on the surreal, shadowy, sensual, and satirical. It’s the brainchild of Joseph P. O’Brien and has featured the work of Carroll Sun Yang, Kristine Ong Muslim, Leland… Continue reading New Story Coming Soon in Flapperhouse #14!

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“There Are No More Secrets On Planet Earth” Published Today in Your Impossible Voice

Pete’s short story “There Are No More Secrets On Planet Earth” was published today in Your Impossible Voice. “There Are No More Secrets On Planet Earth” is a speculative fiction short story set a future where technology has allowed mankind to view the entire history of the Planet Earth on their television sets. Here’s an excerpt: Every… Continue reading “There Are No More Secrets On Planet Earth” Published Today in Your Impossible Voice

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PEN EVs at Tongue & Groove

  The PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellows took the stage on Saturday, April 29th to read from the works in progress. Tongue & Groove is a Los Angeles based literary reading series hosted by Conrad Romo. Photos by Wes Kriesel  

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“Asleep For Days” published today in F(r)online

Pete’s short story “Asleep For Days” was published today in F(r)online, the online imprint of F(r)iction Magazine. “Asleep For Days” is a pseudo-utopic 2nd-amendment after-life love story. In other words, it’s weird. Here’s an excerpt: Day 7 I’m at home, cleaning my gun. I unintentionally fire a bullet. The bullet goes through my hand, through my… Continue reading “Asleep For Days” published today in F(r)online

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PEN USA Freedom to Write Essays

PEN Center USA asked their 2017 Emerging Voices Fellows to answer the question: “What does Freedom to Write mean to you?” Each EV Fellow discusses the role that freedom of expression, the keystone of PEN Center USA’s mission, has played in their lives as writers, readers, and literary citizens. From Soleil David: I come from a people who believe that words can change the… Continue reading PEN USA Freedom to Write Essays

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New Story in PINBALL Issue #11

My short story “The Gift” is out today in PINBALL Issue 11! You can read the story for no charge online, or buy the ebook (which includes 7 other pieces of fiction, non-fiction and comics) for just $2.99.    “Dad put The Enforcer in park and turned back to us. We were still little, both of… Continue reading New Story in PINBALL Issue #11

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