NEWS &                 EVENTS

Review in Fractured Lit

August 17, 2020

Chelsea Stickle included GATHER US UP AND BRING US HOME in a roundup review of quarantine reading, saying "The stories pulse off the page yearning for more, leaving a beautiful bruise that ends on the perfect last sentence, for the story and the collection." Thank you, Chelsea! 

Aspen Words 2020 Emerging Writing Fellowship

February 25, 2020

I'm absolutely honored/thrilled/grateful to be selected as an Aspen Words 2020 fellow! Looking forward to the workshop this summer and to meeting the other fellows!

Blue Light Books Prize Finalist

February 21, 2020

I'm honored that my short story collection was named a finalist for the 2020 Indiana Review Blue Light Book Prize!

SmokeLong Flash Fiction Workshop

January 07, 2020

I'll be teaching an online flash fiction workshop with fellow SmokeLong editors, Meghan Phillips and Christopher Allen, beginning in February. The workshop is sold out but stay tuned, there will be another SLQ workshop this summer!

Little Fiction trailer!

June 29, 2019

Check out this cool trailer Little Fiction made for "Grapevine" -- a story Anne Rasmussen and I wrote together!

Bridge Eight Fiction Prize Finalist

January 11, 2019

So pleased that my short story collection was shortlisted for the Bridge Eight Fiction Prize! Many thanks to the editors for this honor!

SmokeLong on the Road!

October 31, 2018

I had the great pleasure of reading alongside SmokeLong Quarterly editor, Chris Allen, and SmokeLong contributors, Eileen Chiew and Sharmini Aphrodite, in late November, at BooksActually in Singapore. If you weren't able to make it to the reading, you can catch the whole thing on YouTube!

Agent news!

September 05, 2018

I'm absolutely thrilled to share the news that I've signed with a literary agent (my cat looked on with approval, of course)! I'm now represented by Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch Literary. Saba is incredibly smart and kind and I feel lucky to have her in my corner. I love her vision for my novel and I can't wait to begin revising my manuscript with her!

YesYes Books semifinalist

August 05, 2018

Very excited that my short story collection has been named as a semifinalist in YesYes Books Open Reading Period for Fiction! 

Review in The Coil

October 10, 2017

Al Kratz reviewed Gather Us Up and Bring Us Home for The Coil:

"Grant’s story collection demonstrates the trademarks of flash fiction with precise imagery and themes of longing to be somewhere else."

"Good Enough" featured in The Wilds: a curated literary guide

September 24, 2017

Joyce Chong reviews "Good Enough," published Pithead Chapel: "In ‘Good Enough’, Grant explores the alienness of a long delayed reunion, the picture coming together like a set of ill-fitting puzzle pieces falling into place over time." 

Reflex Flash Fiction Contest Judge!

August 31, 2017

I'm very excited to be judging the Winter 2017 contest for Reflex Flash Fiction. Entries are open September 1-November 30, 2017.

Book Reading and Signing at Barnes & Noble!

July 21, 2017

I'll be reading and signing books at the Barnes & Noble at River Crossing on Saturday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m.  

Launch Party for Gather Us Up and Bring Us Home!

May 31, 2017

When: Friday, July 14 7-9pm

Where:Indy Reads Books, 911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis

Who: featuring readings from Nate Logan and Nancy Chen Long

Nate Logan was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the author of four chapbooks, including Post-Reel (Locofo Chaps, 2017) and his work appears in a variety of journals, including BOAATForklift, Ohio, and Ninth Letter. He's editor and publisher of Spooky Girlfriend Press.

Nancy Chen Long is a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing fellow and author of Light into Bodies (University of Tampa Press, 2017), which won the Tampa Review Poetry Prize. You'll find her recent work in Ninth Letter, Crab Orchard Review, Zone 3, Briar Cliff Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, PleiadesNot Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers, and elsewhere. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and an MBA, worked as an electrical engineer, software consultant, and project manager, and more recently earned an MFA. She works at Indiana University in Research Technologies

Journal Writing Class

April 14, 2017

I'll be teaching a writing workshop at the Kerouac House for Mad About Words.

Class -- Journal Writing: Finding a Beginning

Date -- April 15

Time -- 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Orlando Events

February 28, 2017

I've got several upcoming events in the Orlando area:

Kerouac House Farewell Reading:

Saturday May 20, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

Atlas Obscura - Obscura Day Event:

Saturday May 6, 2017, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

This Obscura Day, bring a chair or blanket and sit on the lawn of the Kerouac Housein College Park, Orlando, while the Current Writer in Residence, Shasta Grant, reads haiku from Jack Kerouac.

Litlando 2017:

Panel participant: The Residency Experience

March 25, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

The Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL

Short Attention Span Storytelling Hour:

Featured Reader

March 8 @ 7pm

Stardust Video & Coffee in Orlando, FL

Culture Pop! Art 31: Borrowed Light:

Featured Reader

March 3 @ 6pm

Art & History Museums, Maitland, FL

Proximity Editorial Team!

July 08, 2016

I'm delighted to join the editorial team at Proximity! You can read the announcement here! I'll be working with editor Maggie Messitt on Proximity's inaugural contest issue and then I will edit Issue 14 (submission deadline January 1, to be published in April 2017), themed INHERITANCE. Stay tuned for the submission call!

Kerouac House Writer-in-Residence!

June 30, 2016

I'm honored and thankful and ridiculously excited to be selected as the Spring 2017 Writer-in-Residence at the Kerouc House in Orlando, Florida! Congratulations to the other writers and the alternates!

Permafrost Nonfiction Book Contest Finalist

July 08, 2016

I'm honored to be named a finalist for the PermaFrost Nonfiction Book Contest (University of Alaska Fairbanks). Congratulations to the winner, Anand Prahlad!

The KR Conversations

January 12, 2016

An interview in Kenyon Review about proctoring exams, the best writing advice I've ever received, and other things, is online now.

SmokeLong Quarterly Kathy Fish Fellowship

January 03, 2016

I'm honored and delighted to share the news that I've been selected by SmokeLong Quarterly as their 2016 Kathy Fish Fellow! I'm so excited to work with SLQ this year!

Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest

April 30, 2016

I'm thrilled and honored by the news that Ann Patchett selected my story as the winner of the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction contest! And I'm really looking forward to attending the KR Writers Workshop in June!

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