Writing

This is Mark’s writing bio.

Mark Budman’s fiction and non-fiction writing has appeared or is about to appear in such magazines as American Scholar,  Guernica/PEN, Huffington Post, World Literature Today, Daily Science Fiction, Mississippi Review, Virginia Quarterly, The London Magazine (UK), McSweeney’s, Sonora Review, Another Chicago, Sou’wester, Southeast Review, Mid-American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, the W.W. Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, Short Fiction (UK), and elsewhere. He is the publisher of the flash fiction magazine Vestal Review. His novel My Life at First Try was published by Counterpoint Press to wide critical acclaim. He has co-edited flash fiction anthologies from Ooligan Press and Persea Books/Norton. He is at work on a novel about Lenin running for president of the United States.

Mark’s books (some are co-authored with friends):

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My Life at First Try
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Sudden Fiction Youth
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Best American Flash Fiction of the 21st Century
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You Have Time for This
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Condensed to Flash
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Time Fighters

 

Links to some of my stories online (others are available only in print; sorry):

The Land of Dreams, the Garden of Insomnia (Virginia Quarterly)

AN OPEN LETTER TO NEPOTISM  (McSweeney’s)

The Painter’s Wife (Fiction SouthEast)

Love and Faith in the Shadow of Lenin (Painted Bride Quarterly)

A Knight On The Town (Huffington Post)

On Demand (Raleigh Review)

The Amazing Adventures of Macro-Microbe (Drunken Boat)

One Imperial Ruble (Daily Science Fiction)

Good For Nothing (La Petite Zine)

Tempest A La Mode (Ostrich Review)

FOR THE BIRDS (Atticus Review)

Cats! Cats! Cats! (Cat Tales)

My Left Foot (Conversely)

Three Strikes (Guernica/PEN)

The Goodness of Heart (Prairie Schooner)