Santa Cruz quarterly Catamaran has published a short story of mine in their Fall 2017 issue. The story, called “Bangr,” is a satirical-but-plausible chronicle of the design of a dating app in the fiercely competitive, everyday dystopia of present-day San Francisco. Clocking in at over 7,000 words, it’s the longest piece of fiction I’ve had published so far.
The issue is available on the Catamaran website and select bookstores.
I’m thrilled to have my work appear in this ambitious journal. Catamaran is beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated, with strong artwork alongside the writing. They’ve published fiction from the likes of T.C. Boyle and Octavio Solis — even Ursula K. LeGuin.
There was a release event last Friday at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, where I read an excerpt from the story and had the pleasure of meeting the Catamaran editors in person and some of the other contributors. I’m very grateful that Catamaran picked up the story and wish them great success with the journal.