Mitchell Waldman

Rochester, NY

Author's Bio

Mitchell Waldman is the author of the short story collection, PETTY OFFENSES AND CRIMES OF THE HEART (Wind Publications, August, 2011), and the novel, A FACE IN THE MOON (Writer's Club Press, 2000). Waldman's short stories, essays, and poems have appeared in numerous publications, including, among others, The Fear of Monkeys, Fictive Dream, The Magnolia Review, Furtive Dalliance, Spelk, Soft Cartel, Ginosko Literary Journal, The Flash Fiction Press, Greatest Lakes Review, Kairos Literary Magazine, Whatever Our Souls, Literally Stories, Random Sample, Corvus Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, The Cynic Online, poems2go, the Machinery -- A Literary Collection, Down in the Dirt Magazine, the Bond Street Review, Baby Lawn Literature, Peachfish Magazine, the Story Shack, the Avalon Literary Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Crack the Spine, Danse Macabre, Writing Raw, Alfie Dog Fiction, The Faircloth Review, Wind Magazine, The Waterhouse Review, Eunoia Review, Troubadour 21, Litsnack, Fiction on the Web, The Fine Line, The Greensilk Journal, Red Fez, The Houston Literary Review, Milk Sugar, Wilderness House Literary Review, Connotation Press, new aesthetic, worldwide hippies, the Legendary, Eclectic Flash, The Battered Suitcase, eFiction Magazine, Shorelines Literary Magazine, HazMat Review, Innisfree, Mobius, Poetpourri, The Advocate, Desperate Act, Poetry Motel, Malcontent, and The Rochester Times-Union. His work has also been anthologized in Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust (Northwestern University Press, 1998), Messages From the Universe (iUniverse, 2002), America Remembered (Virgogray Press, 2010), Green (MLM, 2010), Looking Beyond (Scars Publications, 2011), and the Lighthouse (Scars Publications, 2017). Waldman's fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Waldman was also co-editor (with his partner, Diana May-Waldman) of the anthologies, Hip Poetry 2012 (Wind Publications, 2012) and Wounds of War: Poets for Peace, and has served as Fiction Editor for Blue Lake Review. (

Publications and Prizes

Petty Offenses and Crimes of the Heart
(Wind Publications, 2011)
Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust
(Northwestern University Press, 1998)
, America Remembered
(Virgogray Press, 2011)
, Green
(Midwest Literary Magazine, 2010)
, Hip Poetry 2012
(Wind Publications, 2012)
, Looking Beyond
(Scars Publications, 2011)
, Prominent Pen (dirt edition)
(Scars Publications, 2011)
, the Lighthouse
(Scars Publications, 2017)
(Short) Fiction Collective, Baby Lawn Literature, Blue Ships Magazine, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Corvus Review, Crack the Spine, Danse Macabre, Desperate Act, Down in the Dirt, Eclectic Flash, eFiction Magazine, Epiphany, Eunoia Review, Fiction on the Web, Fictive Dream, Five Fishes Journal, Foliate Oak, Furtive Dalliance, Ginosko Literary Journal, greatest lakes review, Ink Monkey Magazine, Innisfree, Litsnack, Long Story Short, Milk Sugar, Moronic Ox, New Aesthetic, Poetry Motel, Random Sample Review, Red Fez, Scarlet Leaf Review, Shorelines, Spelk, The Avalon Literary Review, The Battered Suitcase, The Big Stupid Review, The Bond Street Review, The Brooklyn Voice, The Cynic Online Magazine, The Faircloth Review, The Fear of Monkeys, The Fine Line, The Flash Fiction Press, Green Silk Journal, The Houston Literary Review, The Legendary, The Machinery, The Magnolia Review, The Piker Press, The Poet's Haven, Story Shack, trans lit mag, Troubadour 21, Waterhouse Review, Whatever Our Souls, Wilderness House Literary Review, Wind Magazine, Writing Raw
Prizes Won: 
PETTY OFFENSES AND CRIMES OF THE HEART was a finalist in the 2015 Bookbzz Prize Writers Competition. The book contains one story that was a First Place winner in the 13th Story Contest and a story that was a Pushcart Prize Nominee.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors: 
Tim O'Brien, Victor Ladato, Michael Chabon, Richard Russo, T.C. Boyle, Philip Roth, Diana May-Waldman, Perry Glasser, Joyce Carol Oates, Carson McCullers, Paul A. Toth, Lou Gaglia, Hardy Jones, Ernest Hemingway, Dan Chaon, John Irving

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Last updated: Apr 23, 2019