By topic, 2017-present:

Literary Commentary [bg_collapse view=”link” color=”#4a4949″ expand_text=”+” collapse_text=”-” ]

Shame and Sex Goggles (David Shields vs. Erica Garza) at Vol. 1 Brooklyn, July 2019 

There Will Never Be One Great Millennial Novel at Book and Film Globe, April 

What I Did at AWP at Book and Film Globe, April

Reading in the Horse Latitudes at Book and Film Globe, January

Are Literary Awards Fraudulent? at Book and Film Globe, January

Why I Write for Free at Medium, December 2018

The Man Who Wrote the Mediocre Novel at the Establishment, October 

When Women Gather at sinkhole, October 

The Lucky Loop (review of The Witch Elm by Tana French) at the Mantle, October 

The Roar of Raging Nothing: The Uncanny Resemblance Between Sean Penn and Amanda McKittrick Ros at the Millions, June 

YA as an Impediment to Reading at Medium, January[/bg_collapse]

Writing Craft [bg_collapse view=”link” color=”#4a4949″ expand_text=”+” collapse_text=”-” ]

How Real Life Inspires Fiction at Women Writers, Women’s Books, June 2019

Learning to Fish: The Under-Labor of Writing at Brevity, June

Guest Post on My Revision Process at Editor Charlene’s Blog, June

Five Craft Books Off the Beaten Path at CRAFT, July 2018


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False Alarm: The Tale of JT LeRoy Is a Hoax with Layers at Bitch, May 2019

Paratext, Bitches (Justin MacGregor’s Best F(r)iends) at ASAP/J, April

Review: Captain Marvel at Book and Film Globe, March

Ariana Grande, Mean Girl at Book and Film Globe, December 2018 

No Longer a Cowtown Puppet Show at Book & Film Globe, November 

Ranking Pretension in 1970s Sci-Fi at Popscure, August 

Stop Insisting on James Gunn’s Reinstatement at The Big Smoke, August

Star Studies Geeks and the Spellbinding Power of Celebrity at PopMatters, May



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The Culture of Wealthy White Private Schools at Medium, October 2018 (syndicated at Scary Mommy

No One Needs a White Opinion on the Lynching Memorial at The Big Smoke, May

The Blank Slate of Melania at The Big Smoke, April 

A Meditation on Truth and Columbine at The Big Smoke, March
(reprinted from my blog)



Memoir & CNF (straight)

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Boundin’ at Nailed, October 2018

If You Whisper Like That in the Guilty Pleasures issue of Memoir Mixtapes, September 

Stress-Purchasing Books When You’re Surrounded by Books at Medium, May 

The American Way of Work at Lady/Liberty/Lit, February 

Slouching Towards Dicklehem at the Los Angeles Review, August 2017 

Yes to Women at The Manifest-Station, September 

This Is Not a Safe World in Volume VIII of the Southern California Review, April
(RIP. Read a PDF here.)




Hybrid Nonfiction

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Hostage Audience at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, September 2018

Ten Things I Hid During My Echocardiogram at Booth, March 

Famous Men I Have Been Asked to Forgive (Abridged) at The Offing, November 2017

Underside at Rivet: The Journal of Writing that Risks, November 

A Body Manifesto in Five Acts at the Ms. Magazine Blog, May 

The Girl on the Bike at the Rumpus, February (Pushcart nominee) 





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When You’re Gone (Nick Drake’s Five Leaves Left at 50) at Rock & Roll Globe, July 2019

Inventing My Own Tarot Spread Gave Me the Future I Wanted at Horoscope.com, September 2018

Confessions of a Backseat Gamer at Crixeo, August (I did not choose the photo header) 

The New Normal of Retail at Medium, July

Choose Wisely at Medium, April

A Letter to My Anorexic Self at Medium, February 

Let’s Talk About That Guardian Depression Article at Medium, January 

Choose to Be Fascinated at Medium, November 2017 (picked up by Student Voices




2006-2014 [bg_collapse view=”link” color=”#4a4949″ expand_text=”+” collapse_text=”-” ]

* Is “Women Owned” the New Affirmative Action? at Role/Reboot, July 2014

* The Bush is Back at Role/Reboot, January 

* My Life as a Black Swan at Role/Reboot, September 2013

The Perils of Too Much Choice at The Escapist, November 2011

Let Sleeping Morals Lie at Unlikely Stories, May 2007

Banning Happiness in South Dakota at Gelf, October 2006