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Conjunctions: Fortieth Anniversary Issue

I’m humbled that my story, “Another Frequency,” is included in the Fortieth Anniversary Issue of Conjunctions. I’m grateful for Bradford Morrow, who has helmed this amazing anthology for 40 years, championing the innovative and providing refuge for weirdo writers like me. This issue is a marvel, including work by Ben Okri, Karen Russell, Lydia Davis, Samuel R. Delany, John Ashbery, Sofia Samatar, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and more.



Xataka, the “leading technology publication in Spanish,” recommends Lo Salvaje, the Spanish translation of my short story collection, The Wilds:13 estrenos lanzamientos imprescindibles para fin semana: ‘Peninsula’, ‘The Empty man’, Alien: Isolation’ gratis y mucho mas.”

Habemus nueva editorial, Horror Vacui, que quiere publicar obras escritas por mujeres, pero ojo, “que dé cabida a una literatura inquietante, grotesca, monstruosa, que se aleje de las convenciones de una mal llamada «literatura femenina»“. Y arrancan de forma inmejorable, con un libro de relatos de Julia Elliott donde hay espacio para todo: de la ciencia-ficción al horror gótico, de atmósferas apocalípticas a cuentos de hadas, pero siempre con un punto personalísimo.

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Spanish Translation of THE WILDS

Horror Vacui, a new imprint from Barcelona, Spain, has just released the Spanish edition of my story collection The Wilds. Horror Vacui focuses “on the task of publishing literature related to the wild, the monstrous feminine, the grotesque and the disturbing or uncomfortable. [They] are interested in books with potential to map and transform our world, to explore the condition of the human being and its underlying darkness.”

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“Hellion” Podcast on NPR

Pulitzer-prize-winning author Anthony Doerr selected my story “Hellion,” originally published in The Georgia Review, for Best American Short Stories 2019. My story was featured in Selected Shorts: Best American Short Stories with Anthony Doerr at Symphony Space in New York City on October 2, 2019. Actor Donna Lynne Champlin (of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) read “Hellion,” and a recording of her reading is now available as a podcast on NPR.

“Guest host Tayari Jones presents stories about rites of passage between childhood and adulthood. In Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector’s lyrical ‘The First Kiss,’ a young boy has his first brush with the sensual. Pepe Nufrio is the reader. A fiery country girl shows a cool city boy the ropes—and a gator—in ‘Hellion,’ written by Julia Elliott, and read by Donna Lynne Champlin.”