Pete Lands the 2017 PEN-USA Emerging Voices Fellowship

Big news. I just got the PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship for 2017! It’s a great honor and includes a local literary mentorship, classes at UCLA Extension Writers Program, three sponsored readings, and a nice little stipend!      

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2016 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Contest Results

This year’s Lorian Hemingway Short Story Contest is in the books. The winner is Toby McCasker of Sydney, Australia for his story “All Gone,” which will be published in an upcoming issue of Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts.  My story, “Drogheda,” received honorable mention, which doesn’t include publication or a cash prize, but is still an honor. Lorian… Continue reading 2016 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Contest Results

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“The Gift” to be published in Fall issue of Pinball

My short story “The Gift” has been picked up by Pinball Literary Magazine. It’ll come out in their fall issue (October 15th). Keep an eye out for it! In the meantime, Pinball’s latest issue is out and can be read online. Lots of great stories in there, among them Lucie Britsch’s “Me Michael and Ben and Janet and… Continue reading “The Gift” to be published in Fall issue of Pinball

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The Arrival, A Short Story

Barbara: You never know what the heart requires. Even when you leave, you think, always, in the back of your mind, you should have stayed. And then, when you come back, you think, always, in the back of your mind, you should leave. But this time you’ve been away for quite a while, longer than… Continue reading The Arrival, A Short Story

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