Robert Detman

Fiction Writer

Oakland, CA

Author's Bio

Robert Detman has published short fiction, essays, and book reviews in over fifty publications. In print, these include Antioch Review, Pleiades, Santa Monica Review, Southeast Review, and the Wisconsin Review, with work forthcoming in The Southampton Review and Tupelo Quarterly. Among fine online literary journals, his work has appeared in Akashic Books Thursdaze, Decomp, Elimae, Evergreen Review, Fjords Review, Juked, Newfound, New Orleans Review, Spork Press, Superstition Review, Word Riot, and others. His short stories have been finalists for the New Letters Literary Awards (2007 and 2008) and nominated for the Best of the Net (2016). A story collection, The Survivor’s Guide, was a semifinalist for the 2013 Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press. As well, he has written journalism for the San Francisco Chronicle, and Yahoo!. He is a regular contributor to Rain Taxi Review of Books and the Superstition Review Blog. He has attended writing conferences at the Abroad Writers’ Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, working with novelist Chris Abani, and, most recently, at the Virginia Quarterly Review, working with Amy Hempel. He received an MFA from Goddard College, and a degree in architecture from the University of Michigan.

Publications & Prizes

Journals:
(ĕm): A Review of Text and Image
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21 Stars
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Burning Word
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Driftwood Review
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Elimae
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Evergreen Review
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eyeshot
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Homestead Review
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Juked
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Kitchen Sink Magazine
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Literary Orphans
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Pitkin Review
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Sein und Werden
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Snow Monkey
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The Bacon Review
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The King's English
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Word Riot

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Flint
Raised in: 
Flint, MI
Michigan
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Last update: May 06, 2019