An Interview with Steven Wingate, by Jennifer Fandel
Steven Wingate’s short fiction has appeared in Slice issues #3 (“In Translation”) and #12 (“Obsession”), including an audio excerpt in “In the Telling” featurette here. I’ll be exploring Thirty-One Octets: Incantations and Meditations (WordTech/CW Books, 2014), which is Wingate’s second collection of poetry, with this self-proclaimed genre nomad.
The latest installment of our weekly podcast series features a reading from Steven Wingate. Click here to listen to Steven read from his story “Twelve Letters to My Assassin,” which appears in Issue 12 of Slice.
Steven Wingate’s debut short story collection, Wifeshopping, won the Bakeless Prize in Fiction from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2008. His prose poem collection Thirty-One Octets: Incantations and Meditations is forthcoming from WordTech Communications/CW Books. He is proud to say that this is his second story in Slice—the first was in issue three. He is a contributing editor at Fiction Writers Review and an assistant professor at South Dakota State University, where he directs the Great Plains Writers’ Conference.
Series curator Tim Mucci has been published by Slice magazineand has done comic scriptwriting for both Dark Horse Comics and Sterling Publishing’s All-Action Classics series. He knows about UFOs, dragons, the occult and other stuff and is excited to be talking about Clark Ashton Smith on his other podcast The Double Shadow. He lives in Brooklyn with his artist wife and cat (not an artist); you can send him donuts via his twitter account: @timx13.
Music in the podcast:
Phil Rey – Born to Conquer
HiGhMaS – Find a Serenity
Missing Host Band – Confused
Author photo: Jennifer Wingate
Artwork by Andrea Sparacio (www.artsparrow.com)