I am an English as Second Language Iowa grad and full-time writer. My first language is Polish. Over the years I have made a good part of my income selling short fiction, in various manifestations and permutations. I have also written technical reports, advertising copy, commentary, novels, and for the last seven years investigative reports for the Massachusetts Trial Court. Being a writer -- it's a hard-knock but profoundly interesting and productive life. If you don't want to, you don't have to take orders from "nobody." I am one happy guy.
Publications and Prizes
Global Outlook I & II (McGraw-Hill, 2012)
Child of My Child (Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises, 2010), Looking for America (Systime, Denmark, 2002), Sudden Fiction International (W. W. Norton & Company, 1989)
Berkshire Review, Great River Review, Quarterly West, Santa Fe Literary Review, Wind Literary Journal, Witness, World of English
AWP Short-Short Competition, Four Consecutive PEN Syndicated Prizes, Bobst and Capricorn Runner-Ups, others.
What I'm Reading Now:
The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne, Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, Justine by Durrell, Wuthering Heights by E. Bronte, Best of/Short Story Collections by Many
I subscribe to about thirty literary periodicals and read contemporary fiction and non-fiction books, but I end each day reading selections from one or more of the classics noted above.
All who work hard and write honestly.
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Listing last updated: March 6, 2013