If you have yourself a subscription to Room magazine, you'll find one such essay of mine in print. Taking inspirations from the likes of Cheryl Strayed, Janet Fitch, Sylvia Plath, Augusten Burroughs, and David Sedaris, I write about the dark comedy of real life.
McSweeney's Internet Tendency has been kind enough to publish some of my satire written specifically for them (that's knowing your audience, kids!). An avid reader of the aforementioned Tendency, and of The Onion, I love me a tongue planted firmly in cheek.
"UGH, just post your creative fiction samples here!
Don't make me email you."
No, and you know why not? Because in the realm of literary publishing, a writer typically can't submit 'previously published work' for consideration. Even posting on your own website can count as 'previous publication', whether or not anyone ever reads it. Them's the breaks, kiddo. Drives me crazy, too.