Interview with Ayelet Tsabari

My interview with the super talented Ayelet Tsabari is now posted on Nineteen Questions! I’ve been a big fan of Ayelet’s work for a long time, and had the good fortune of publishing one of her memoir pieces at PRISM. She spoke to me about literary agents, revision strategies, bravery, and much more. You can check out the interview here.

And since you’ll want to read  her work after hearing her insightful answers, here are some links:

You and What Army (Nonfiction – PDF)

Victim (Nonfiction – PDF)

The Best Place on Earth (Information about her debut short story collection)



“Veneers” is one of Joyland’s Most Read Stories of the Year

I was so pleased to hear that my short story “Veneers” was one of Joyland’s most read stories of 2015! Thanks, Joyland readers, for taking a chance on a celebrity dentistry love triangle. You can read “Veneers” here, along with rad stories from writers across North America—I’m honoured to be in such great company!

Cutting edge dental fiction

One of my short stories is featured on Joyland this month! It’s a comedic tale of celebrity dental hygiene that required me to Google the following: Joyland

  • Dangling thing throat
  • Dental hygiene school
  • Hip LA artist
  • Ritzy LA suburb
  • Fancy LA suburb
  • Expensive LA suburb
  • Distance from LA to Humbolt
  • Celebrity teeth
  • American celebrity teeth
  • Tooth names
  • Celebrity veneers?
  • Boulder Colorado
  • Art school Colorado
  • What is a unit of pain called
  • What’s that word for a sudden flash of pain
  • Spasm thesaurus
  • LA brunch place
  • LA celebrity dinner
  • Root canal process
  • Root canal tiny tool

Sufficiently intrigued? Read the piece here!

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

I have a new piece up on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency! So thrilled to be featured on one of my favourite sites. Check it out if you’re interested in writing critiques, snewchairex critiques, or both:

Writers’ Workshop Critiques as Applied to Your Sex Life

And since you’re on the site, here are links to a couple other recent McSweeney’s pieces I’ve loved:

Thirteen Creative Writing Exercises for Women 

Vegetable Gardening Tips, A – Z


Fiction in Echolocation 14

I’m very excited to have a short story in the new issue of Echolocation! Echolocation is a great lit mag run by the graduate English students at the University of Toronto. Issue 14 also includes work by my awesomely talented fellow UBC students Matthew Walsh and Ruth Daniell. My piece, “The One-up,” is a strange little romance about a man who moves from Toronto to Windsor.


To check out Issue 14, you can visit Echolocation’s website here.

Active Fiction Project

My “choose your own adventure” style story is now posted in Riley Park! If you like interactive narratives and/or stories about meat raffles, drop by the neighbourhood to check it out. Here’s some news coverage on the project:

Metro News

CBC On the Coast
(Segment on the Active Fiction Project starts at 1:00)

The project is a collaboration between UBC’s Creative Writing Program and the Vancouver Public Space Network. You can learn more about it here: