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.

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

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Flint, MI
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Last update: May 06, 2019