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Art by Stacia Yeapanis. A computer-generated image of a white woman with dark hair leaning forward as if she is holding her head in her hands, except her left hand is pushing through her face. The sky behind her is blue and streaked with rain. The art is in the style of The Sims 2, a simulated reality computer game. Art by Stacia Yeapanis. A computer-generated image of a white woman with dark hair leaning forward as if she is holding her head in her hands, except her left hand is pushing through her face. The sky behind her is blue and streaked with rain. The art is in the style of The Sims 2, a simulated reality computer game. Art by Stacia Yeapanis. A computer-generated image of a white woman with dark hair leaning forward as if she is holding her head in her hands, except her left hand is pushing through her face. The sky behind her is blue and streaked with rain. The art is in the style of The Sims 2, a simulated reality computer game.

Books

Splendid Anatomies (Veliz Books, 2022) Order Here

Stories

"The Girl with the Chopped-Off Hands: A Retelling" in MONKEYBICYCLE
"The Snow-White Girl" in Atticus Review
"Tulips" in Pithead Chapel
"FastDog Security" in Water~Stone Review (interview)
"Garden" in The Cincinnati Review
"Roar" in Alaska Quarterly Review
"Boobman" in Moon City Review
"The Ursula-500" in Yemassee
"Claws" in Lunch Ticket
"The Pool and the Body Parts" in Jellyfish Review
"The Giant's Needle" in Booth
"When I See the Toad" in Sundog Lit
"How to Get Along Working in the Toll Booth" in Juked
"Only Real Art Lasts Forever" in the Southeast Review
"No Spark Will Catch" in MadHat
"Something Rotten" in the Golden Key
"How To Bet on the Roller Derby" in the Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review
"Right Velmy" in [PANK] Magazine
"Nut Sacks in Space" in Metazen

Essays, Interviews, and Reviews

"Comfort in Horror: An Interview with Suzan Palumbo, author of Skin Thief" in Split Lip Magazine
"Performing California: Small in Real Life, a Review by Allison Wyss" in Tupelo Quarterly Review
"Chloe N. Clark With Allison Wyss" in The Brooklyn Rail
"If There's a Window--A New Possibility: Allison Wyss Talks to Mary Lynn Reed" in Heavy Feather Review
"Casting Symbolic Intimacy: How TV Can Help Us Get Better at Zoom" in Literary Hub
"Stuck in a Spaceship: On The Expanse and Redrawing the Lines of a Body" in Literary Hub

On Craft

"Verushka [by Jan Stinchcomb] and a Child's Perspective" at The Loft Blog
"The Light at the End of the World [by Siddhartha Deb] and Dream Language" at The Loft Blog
"Jackal [by Erin E. Adams] and an Unusual POV" at The Loft Blog
"Nothing But Blackened Teeth [by Cassandra Khaw] and the Accumulation of Horror" at The Loft Blog
"Unwieldy Creatures [by Addie Tsai] and Vulnerability" at The Loft Blog
"Nightbitch [by Rachel Yoder] and Dual Sensibility" at The Loft Blog
"White Ivy [by Susie Yang] and Physical Description" at The Loft Blog
"People Want to Live [by Farah Ali] and Description that is Alive" at The Loft Blog
"White Horse [by Erika T. Wurth] and a Scary Start" at The Loft Blog
"Snow Hunters [by Paul Yoon] and a Layering of Feeling" at The Loft Blog
"The Women Could Fly [by Megan Giddings] and Landscape Reflections" at The Loft Blog
"The Hole [by Hye-Young Pyun, translated by Sora Kim-Russell] and a Late Revelation" at The Loft Blog
"O Beautiful [by Jung Yun] and Getting Ideas in Around the POV" at The Loft Blog
"The Ghost Bride [by Yangsze Choo] and a Scene Told Out of Order" at The Loft Blog
"How High We Go in the Dark [by Sequoia Nagamatsu] and Denying Closure" at The Loft Blog
"Ready, Set, Go [by Ines Bortagaray, translated by Ana Patete] and Jumping Right In" at The Loft Blog
"We Ride Upon Sticks [by Quan Barry] and a More-Than-Apt Metaphor" at The Loft Blog
"City of Incurable Women [by Maud Casey] and Artifacts" at The Loft Blog
"This is Paradise [by Kristiana Kahakauwila] and the Movement in a Still Object" at The Loft Blog
"On Revision" at The Loft Blog
"Mongrels [by Stephen Graham Jones] and Wonder" at The Loft Blog
"Quantum Girl Theory [by Erin Kate Ryan] and a Twisting Metaphor" at The Loft Blog
"If You Leave Me [by Crystal Hana Kim] and Fear" at The Loft Blog
"Beneath the Rising [by Premee Mohamed] and a Terrifying Motif" at The Loft Blog
"A Separation [by Katie Kitamura] and Physical Intrusions Upon Fantasy" at The Loft Blog
"Freshwater [by Akwaeke Emezi] and Sitting with Uncertainty" at The Loft Blog
"Sharks in the Time of Saviors [by Kawai Strong Washburn] and Transcendent Imagery" at The Loft Blog
"This Close to Okay [by Leesa Cross-Smith], Subtext, and a Layering of Setting" at The Loft Blog
"Salt Houses [by Hala Alyan] and Creating a Magical Object" at The Loft Blog
"The Wolf of Oren-Yaro [by K. S. Villoso] and Some Playful Metafiction" at The Loft Blog
"The Kiss Quotient [by Helen Hoang] and Another Kind of Sex Scene" at The Loft Blog
"Disappear Doppelganger Disappear [by Matthew Salesses] and Emergent Dialogue" at The Loft Blog
"Leave the World Behind [by Rumaan Alam] and a Strange Omniscience" at The Loft Blog
"Trail of Lightning [by Rebecca Roanhorse] and Sentence Structure" at The Loft Blog
"Certain Dark Things [by Silvia Moreno-Garcia] and Dynamic Description" at The Loft Blog
"Signs Preceding the End of the World [by Yuri Herrera] and Layering Imagery" at The Loft Blog
"A Burning [by Megha Majumdar] and Death" at The Loft Blog
"Such a Fun Age [by Kiley Reid] and Opening Scenes" at The Loft Blog
"We Love You, Charlie Freeman [by Kaitlyn Greenidge] and Sensibility in Scene" at The Loft Blog
"The Mothers [by Brit Bennett] and Surfacing Bias" at The Loft Blog
"The Magicians and Intimacy from a Distance" at The Loft Blog
"Pachinko [by Min Jin Lee] and Sensibility" at The Loft Blog
"A Little Stranger [by Sarah Waters], a Shift in Atmosphere, and the Illumination of Mystery" at The Loft Blog
"On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous [by Ocean Vuong] and Saturation" at The Loft Blog
"The Memory Police [by Yoko Ogawa] and Forgetting" at The Loft Blog
"In the Dream House [by Carmen Maria Machado] and Unsettling" at The Loft Blog
"An Unkindness of Ghosts [by Rivers Solomon] and the Unexpected Action" at The Loft Blog
"Blue Light in the Sky [by Can Xue, translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping] and Shadows" at The Loft Blog
"The Unpassing [by Chia-Chia Lin] and Beginnings" at The Loft Blog
"The Regional Office Is Under Attack [by Manuel Gonzales] and Structure" at The Loft Blog
"The Moor's Account [by Laila Lalami] and Witness" at The Loft Blog
"The Incendiaries [by R.O. Kwon] and a Layered Perspective" at The Loft Blog
"The Lonesome Bodybuilder [by Yukiko Motoya] and a Terrifying Sex Scene" at The Loft Blog
"Omniscience in Sons and Other Flammable Objects [by Porochista Khakpour]" at The Loft Blog
"What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky [by Lesley Nneka Arimah] and Puncturing a Closed World" at The Loft Blog
"Heavy and Inclusive Intimacy [by Kiese Laymon]" at The Loft Blog
"Setting and Sensibility in White Dancing Elephants [by Chaya Bhuvaneswar]" at The Loft Blog
"The Tiger's Wife [by Téa Obreht] and a Strange Perspective" at The Loft Blog
"Where We Go When All We Were is Gone [by Sequoia Nagamatsu] and Gross Details" at The Loft Blog
"The Merry Spinster, Defamiliarization, and Fairy Tales [by Daniel M. Lavery]" at The Loft Blog
"Stories for a Lost Child [by Carter Meland] and Frames that Vanish" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"White is for Witching [by Helen Oyeyemi] and Creeping Me Out" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"A Bad Character [by Deepti Kapoor] and Tense and Pronouns" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Sour Heart [by Jenny Zhang] and Depth in Flatness" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"A Song for Night [by Chris Abani] and Telepathy" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Her Body and Other Parties [by Carmen Maria Machado] and Dynamic Description" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"A Good Country [by Laleh Khadivi] and the Creation of Intimacy" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Her Body and Other Parties [by Carmen Maria Machado] and Writing Sex" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"The Impossible Fairy Tale [by Han Yujoo] and Atmospheric Violence" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"What We Lose [by Zinzi Clemmons] and Unexpected Structure" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Salvage the Bones [by Jesmyn Ward] and Memory" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"The Longshot [by Katie Kitamura] and Meaningful Transitions" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Fever Dream [by Samanta Schweblin] and Evoking Chills" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Long Division [by Kiese Laymon] and Creating Depth with Paradox" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Do Not Say We Have Nothing [by Madeleine Thien], the Creation of Bodies, and a Vibrant Scene" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"The Vegetarian [by Han Kang] and Describing Emotions" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Binti [by Nnedi Okorafor] and Mental Trajectories" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"A Tale for the Time Being [by Ruth Ozeki] and a Ghost Image" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Background Characters and Jazz [by Toni Morrison]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Mr. Fox [by Helen Oyeyemi] and Several Things About a Sentence" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Subtext, Shadow Self, and The Fishermen [by Chigozie Obioma]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"'The Bath' [by Yoko Tawada] and Default Settings" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"The Queen of the Night [by Alexander Chee] and a Magical Object" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"'Tabula Rasa,' Amnesia, and Emotion" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"A Drunk Sentence and Chelsea Girls [by Eileen Myles]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Perspective, Intimacy, and Dare Me [by Megan Abbott]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"A Little Life [by Hanya Yanagihara] and Anchoring a Reader in Time" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"The Turner House [by Angela Flournoy] and Physical Description" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Rooms [by Lauren Oliver] and Crossing the Senses" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"I Am Not Sidney Poitier [by Percival Everett] and a Joke That is Not" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"'Hungry' [by Elizabeth McCracken] and the Tweaking of a Known Image" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Intimacy and Dissonance in Dialogue [in Rus Like Everyone Else by Bette Adriaanse]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"How to be both [by Ali Smith] and Fighting Words" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"We Have Always Lived in the Castle [by Shirley Jackson] and 'Untelling'" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Telling Slides to Showing and The Story of My Teeth [by Valeria Luiselli, translated by Christina MacSweeney]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Words and Pictures and The Ticking [by Renée French]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Lucky Us [by Amy Bloom] and Perspective" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Boy, Snow, Bird [by Helen Oyeyemi] and You" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Kinder Than Solitude [by Yiyun Li] and Indirect Dialogue" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Memory Triggers in A Gesture Life [by Chang-rae Lee]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Hotel World [by Ali Smith] and Words that Enact" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"'Baba Iaga and the Pelican Child' [by Joy Williams] and Fairy Tale Language" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Heap House [by Edward Carey] and Words that Enact" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Everything I Never Told You [by Celeste Ng] and a Particular Omniscience" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Dare Me [by Megan Abbott] and Continuous Time" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Rainy Royal [by Dylan Landis] and Non Sequitur Consciousness" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"The Passion [by Jeanette Winterson] and Sentences and Paragraphs" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Ripley Under Ground [by Patricia Highsmith] and Suspense" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Physical Description and The Man Who Walked Away [by Maud Casey]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Showing Through Telling in Wide Sargasso Sea [by Jean Rhys]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Frame Stories, Wonder and Duplex [by Kathryn Davis]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Titles and In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods [by Matt Bell]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"First-Person Omniscience and Duplex [by Kathryn Davis]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Threats [by Amelia Gray] and Avoiding Cliché through the Fabulous" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Sweet Days of Discipline [by Fleur Jaeggy] and an Idiosyncratic Voice" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Dialogue and Pattern Making in All the Names [by José Saramago]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Narrative Authority and Moby Dick [by Herman Melville]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block
"Psychic Distance and 'Bullet in the Brain' [by Tobias Wolff]" in the Loft Literary Center's Writers' Block

"How To Write a Story About the Roller Derby" in the Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review

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