It’s pub day for Best American Short Stories 2018. My contributor copy (!) is coming in the mail sometime next week, but in the meantime, my bb Nick White (OSU MFA 2013, whoop whoop!) took this picture of my story. It is the thrill of a lifetime for me to have a story in BASS. I’m very ridiculously grateful to Heidi Pitlor and Roxane Gay for selecting it, and to Tin House for publishing it in the first place. I guess it’s also worth saying here that I do not have an agent, and I did not believe I had a real chance of getting into Tin House without one. But they took this story out of slush. (And I almost withdrew it twice.) Keep the faith.