Or maybe Howler monkeys.

It’s been forever, I know. My last post was in May and since then I’ve been devoted to my book and to traveling and traveling and now I’m writing, but I’m still traveling, or am at least away, in Nicaragua. Writing abroad has always been a dream, so I’m stoked, but the writing doesn’t always come easy, and while the country is pretty, my days sometimes aren’t (my nights usually make up for that). The country is more than pretty, it’s beautiful, complex, amazing, and the people I’m meeting are dope, but I’m keeping myself on a somewhat tight leash, as the manuscript is due in June. If you want to see what I’m doing when I’m not locked in my hotel room, you can check my Instagram: anyachantal.


Come hear Lynn Tillman, Helen Klein Ross, Jon Cotner, Sasha Fletcher, and myself read this Saturday evening at 61 Local as a part of Gigantic Magazine’s Lit Crawl/five-year anniversary event.

Reading starts promptly at 6:15pm and will end at 7pm–shout out for short readings! As mentioned, it’s a part of Lit Crawl Brooklyn 2014. You can get the complete schedule of events here.

Enthralled by Criminal, the excellent new podcast by Lauren Spohrer, Phoebe Judge, and Eric Mennel.


Buy it, read it, love it.

Led for fifteen years by founding editor Diane Williams, each issue of NOON (www.noonannual.com) contains prose chiseled to its barest, most arresting essence—a concision attributed by most to Williams’s high demands as an editor. “She inspires excellence and demands discipline,” frequent NOON contributor Deb Olin Unferth says of Williams. “Clancy Martin and I now laugh about how she will take forty pages of writing and slash it down to two.” The new fifteenth-anniversary issue includes fiction from regular NOON contributors Lincoln Michel, Christine Schutt, and Anya Yurchyshyn, as well as newcomers Kayla Blatchley and Ashton Politanoff. (via)

I have another story in the latest issue of NOON, which is their fifteen anniversary issue. It’s full of fantastic, surprising work that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s my fifth consecutive year publishing with them (and I still get giddy every time). Grab a copy at your local bookstore.


Happy to have a story up at Granta as a part of their After the War Issue.


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