I am stoked and surprised to have been named a finalist for the 2017 Al-Simak Award for Fiction, a prize given out by Arcturus, a publication of the Chicago Review of Books. "Honeymoon in Temporary Locations" is a short story set in a post-climate impact America and is an homage to Nabokov's "That in Aleppo Once."

In addition, here is winner Amanda Kabak's "The Republic of Kansas." In case you didn't know, Amanda is also published by Midwestern Gothic, which is quietly publishing some of the most talented writers working right now, including Eric Shonkwiler. It is more than worth your while to check them out.