Publishers Weekly :
Robert Detman has published short fiction, essays, and book reviews in over fifty publications. In print, these include Antioch Review, Pleiades, Santa Monica Review, Southeast Review, and The Southampton Review. Among fine online literary journals, his work has appeared in Akashic Books Thursdaze, Decomp, Elimae, Fjords Review, Juked, Newfound, New Orleans Review, Spork Press, The Smart Set, Word Riot, and others. His short stories have been finalists for the New Letters Literary Awards and nominated for the Best of the Net . A story collection, The Survivor’s Guide, was a semifinalist for the Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press. As well, he has written journalism for the San Francisco Chronicle, and Yahoo!. He is a regular contributor to Rain Taxi Review of Books and the Superstition Review Blog. He has attended writing conferences at the Abroad Writers’ Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, working with novelist Chris Abani, and, most recently, at the Virginia Quarterly Review, working with Amy Hempel. He received an MFA from Goddard College, and holds a degree in architecture from the University of Michigan.
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[new and forthcoming]
The Smart Set "Lost in Drawing: Misadventures in Deconstruction"
[selected print fiction]
Akashic Books Thursdaze "First Time, Last Time"
Superstition Review "Fire" [Finalist, 2007 New Letters Literary Awards]
[Finalist, 2008 New Letters Literary Awards]
Burningword Literary Journal "Object / Multiple Singularities / Be Here Now"
Driftwood “The Watch”
Gravel Magazine The Other Animals"
Haarp / Hexagon Press “Of Kafka"
Literary Orphans “The Trials of the Father”
Pitkin Revew “Harry Obscured”
Sein und Werden "Cogitations on Self"
S/Word "Cyclical" and "Methodology of Protest"
The Bacon Review “Storage Room"
The Greensilk Journal “Smell the Coffee”
The Higgs Weldon "Kim Jong-un's Unread E-mails"
21 Stars Review and Anthology “What You Catch a Glimpse of, Forget As Soon”
[selected print essays and reviews]
Pleiades Book Review
Vol. 15, No. 1
Kitchen Sink Magazine
Vol. 3, Issue 1
"The Amorphous Writing Community"
[essays, reviews and interview]
New Orleans Review Everything We Don't Know
New City Weekly Hand to Mouth
Nomadic Press Einstein’s Beach House
Rain Taxi Sunland
There’s a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From
West of Here
A Thousand Deaths Plus One
Vain Art of the Fugue
Review 31 "Beyond Good and Evil"
România Literarã Foundation Vain Art of the Fugue
Superstition Review Blog "The Necessity of Writing (and Reading)"
"From Journal into Blog: Seven Years of Writing on Writing"
The King's English “Dim Conflagration”
Trop Magazine "Schadenfreude Unlimited!" and "Existentialisms"
The Hudson Prize, Black Lawrence Press, 2013 "The Survivor’s Guide (Stories)" Semi-finalist
Abroad Writers' Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand Fellowship Award
The Virginia Quarterly Review Writers Conference Participant