"For Want of a Better Word" wins the Robert and Adele Schiff Award in Prose

The Cincinnati Review has just announced Sean Gill's short story "For Want of a Better Word" as the winner of the 9th Annual Robert and Adele Schiff Award in Prose. The story will appear in print in the Summer 2018 issue of The Cincinnati Review.

Fiction Editor Michael Griffith writes, "Sean Gill’s excellent 'For Want of a Better Word' begins with a clever premise—a lab assistant inventing words for an experiment in artificial intelligence—and then does ingenious things with tone and timespan to make that premise far more than merely clever. The result is a surprising, touching, funny, and bittersweet story about the ways being smart can help us, and the ways it can’t."


"Edifice and Artifice in Buda and Pest," winner of the 2017 Micro-Fiction Prize, in Issue #98 of River Styx

Sean Gill's latest short story, "Edifice and Artifice in Buda and Pest," the winner of the 2017 Schlafly Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest, has been published in the latest issue of River Styx, #98. The issue is available to purchase in print here.

River Styx is a St. Louis-based literary journal (active since 1975) that has published work by writers such as Margaret Atwood, Rita Dove, Derek Walcott, and Czeslaw Milosz.


Sean Gill Reading at The Year of Vonnegut on Governor's Island on 7/23/17

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is partnering with the Empire State Center for the Book for a series of Vonnegut-related events this weekend on Governor's Island. At 1PM on Sunday, July 23rd, Sean Gill will be reading his short story "Forbidden Melodies from a Diminishing Octave," which was previously published in So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. The event is free, and additional details are available here.


"The Bone That Cracks the Loudest" in Crannóg Magazine

Sean Gill's latest short story, a peculiar kind of ghost tale called "The Bone That Cracks the Loudest," has been published in the latest issue (No. 45) of Crannóg Magazine, a literary journal based out of Galway, Ireland. It is available for purchase in print here.


"The Dead Woman's Cubicle" in Fourteen Hills

Sean Gill's latest short story, "The Dead Woman's Cubicle," is now available in the latest issue (Volume 23, No. 2) of Fourteen Hills, the literary magazine of San Francisco State University. Fourteen Hills has published notable fiction, poetry, and short plays since 1994, including work by Mary Gaitskill and Bill Roorbach.

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