This page is exactly what it says: letters to James Franco. Aside from my ramblings, I plan to work on a serialized story about what would have happened had James Franco entered the PhD program in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati.

Who the hell am I? I’m Don. I grew up in the New York suburbs. I went to college at Fredonia State University and majored in theater. Then I was a social worker for about ten years. Now, I’ve just begun my Ph.D. candidacy at the University of Cincinnati in English and Comparative Literature, with a Creative Dissertation. I write. Here’s an incomplete list of my publications and works in progress.

“The Circuit Builders” winner of the 2012 Playboy College Fiction contest. Issue will be released in October.

Novella, “Wally” Forthcoming in October. Burrow Press 2012.

Novella, “A World Without Owls,” Finalist Gold Line Press Chapbook Contest 2012, currently unpublished.

Novel: “My Helicopter Heart.” Unfinished novel about a failed playwright stalking Kirsten Dunst in the Post-Christian Apocalypse America.

“Keeping it For Good” Heartland Review forthcoming.

“Because I Want to Know You” Yemessee, forthcoming.

“The Sluggers” Santa Carla Review, vol.99 #1 spring 2012

“Maps and Legends” Chattahoochee Review, spring 2012.

“A Penny In A Pill Bottle” Dislocate, Winter 2011.

“Melinda, Listen to Me” Permafrost, vol. 33, 2011.

“Rondo” Licking River Review, Fall 2011.

“The Ugly Marriage Counselor” Eleven Eleven, vol.11, 2011.

“The Healing Frequency” Newport Review, Summer 2011.

“His Name Equals His Name” Ultimate Writer Magazine, Summer 2011.

“This Is How I Will Hold You” The Westchester Review, vol. 5, 2011.

“In Accordance To The Needs Of A Canadian Literary Magazine” Worcester Review, vol. 31.1, 2011.

“Too Much Anthropology” Cream City Review, vol. 34.2, 2011.

“There Are No Fragments” Ellipsis, vol. 46, 2010.

“Confessions of a Misunderstood Sidekick” Farallon Review, vol.3, 2010

“One Day, God Will Kill Everyone” Oyez Review, vol. 37, 2010.

“When Hawks Make Love” The Susquehanna Review, Fall 2009.

“Goddess Corpse” The Maynard, Fall 2009.

“Misconceptions About the Nature of Blood” CRIT Journal, Summer 2009.

“Go Up” The Cynic, Fall 2009.

“The Misuse of Old British Words” Two Hawks Quarterly, Spring 2009.

“Dead or Unlisted” The Seeker, Spring 2003.

“Sleep Log” The Timber Creek Review, Spring 2002.


2 responses to “About”

  1. stu dearnley says :

    Does this reply go to you directly, or get posted on the forum for the webwideworld?

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