publications


Fiction

SAPPHIRES, forthcoming from The Forge

THE GIRL WHO TURNS TO RABBITS, Squalorly Lit, 2017

PIONEER WOMAN, Past Simple, 2016

LUCKY, Artful Dodge, 2016

SHE WANTS, SHE GETS, Sundog Lit, 2016

DAUGHTERS OF MONSTERS, Gigantic Sequins, 2016

THE REAPPEARING MAN, Revolver Magazine, 2015

ANNA GEORGE, Passages North, 2015

THESE 13 CERTAIN THINGS, PANK, 2014

SUPER, Kenyon Review Online, 2014

SCHOOL, Word Riot, 2014

WHERE DUST STORMS MAY EXIST, Anthology of Etiquette and Terrifying Angels with Many Heads, NAP Press

TELEPHONE: A STORY IN FIRST SENTENCES, Artifice Magazine, 2011

THE VANISHING HORSE, Noo Weekly, 2011

PANGAEA, Killauthor, 2011

THE ASTRONAUT, American Short Fiction, 2011

THE LOVE-HATE THESES, Phoebe, 2011

FOR GOOD, Pank, 2010


POETRY

STARDEW, Cartridge Lit, 2017

IF YOU WHAT, Fourth and Verse Books, Chapbook Prize Winner 2012


Craft Essays & Nonfiction

Diving into the Faery Handbag: On Fabulism

Electric Lit, 2016

Fabulism makes the emotional reality the actual reality. It’s more real to confront your demons when they are in the room with you. So, you can’t escape. Amber Sparks writes that “It’s a perfect time to turn ourselves inside out by turning the world around us outside in.” Meaning fabulism privileges how it feels –it’s real because it feels real.

Research Notes: Daughters of Monsters

Necessary Fiction

I researched by giving back the ring.
By eavesdropping.
By wondering where the lost plane went.

press

TWO TUCSONANS PLACE IN TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS LITERARY AWARDS

Ann Brown, The Arizona Daily Star

THE BEST SHORT STORY I READ IN A LIT MAG THIS WEEK: "ANNA GEORGE" BY MELISSA GOODRICH

Plougshares

READ 15 AMAZING WORKS OF FICTION IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES

The Huffington Post

FRIDAY FICTION RECOMMENDATION: "SCHOOL" BY MELISSA GOODRICH

The Witty Agent


Awards & Fellowships

2016 Tucson Festival of Books Fiction Award, for the story "Anna"

2016 Pushcart Prize Nomination, for the story "Anna George"

2013 Margaret Sterling Memorial Award, for the poems "Hence/Literally/OED/Obsolete," "Selections from the Iliad," and "Insider"

2013 AWP Intro Award, for the story "Lucky"

2012 Academy of American Poets Prize, for the poems "Rattles," "Two Directions, "Watch Stopped Sort of Prophetically on a Plane," and others  

2012 Fourth and Verse Chapbook Contest winner, for the chapbook IF YOU WHAT

2012 Laverne Harrell Clark Fiction Award - Honorable Mention, for the story "Birthday People"

2012 University of Arizona Foundation Award, for the poem "On Lonely and Letting It"

2011 Juliet Gison Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Writer, selected by Nick Ripatrazone

2010 Fellowship for the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets

2010 Juliet Gibson Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Writer, selected by Catherine Pierce