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Completed Novel Sneak Peek

Completed Novel Sneak Peek

TRAVELING LIGHT, upmarket literary fiction, 85,000 words. June Colter, 17, equestrienne in the Byrd Family Circus, thunders around the ring on horseback and imagines leaving the circus to go to school. She defies her parents by studying in secret, helped by Jeta, an...

The Waiting Time: You’ve Signed with Your Dream Agent. Now What?

The Waiting Time: You’ve Signed with Your Dream Agent. Now What?

You’ve finished your book and braved the querying trenches. You’ve signed with your dream agent, who has begun the process of submitting your novel to publishing houses. It can take months for responses to start coming in from editors, with no guarantee that there...

Signing with a Dream Agent

Signing with a Dream Agent

Sometimes something happens that you’ve hoped and worked and waited for for so long, that it shakes your world and reveals fault lines of self-doubt and uncertainty that make you almost wish the good thing never happened. But of course that’s not true. You can’t quite...

Visiting the Horses

Visiting the Horses

I’ve been busy scribbling away, writing the last chapters of Traveling Light, when I knew it couldn’t wait any longer. I had to visit the horses! I drove up to Montrose, NY on a drizzly Tuesday to visit my friend Will, his wife Beth, and their menagerie of chickens,...

“West 256th Street and Valles Avenue” Accepted for Publication

“West 256th Street and Valles Avenue” Accepted for Publication

I’m honored and delighted that The McNeese Review has accepted my short story, “West 256th Street and Valles Avenue” for publication in their spring issue! Founded in 1948, The McNeese Review is an annual publication of the MFA program in Creative Writing at McNeese...

“The Day the Linden Fell” Live and Online at Menda City Review

“The Day the Linden Fell” Live and Online at Menda City Review

My short story, “The Day the Linden Fell,” is live and online at Menda City Review! In the disembodied world of small press publishing, there is a fresh, subversive, forward-looking retro-hip beauty and audacity to Menda City Review that I've always wanted to be a...

“Fairway” (online)

“Fairway” (online)

Riverbabble, which published "Fairway" for their Seeing and Looking themed issue 31, Summer 2017, has sadly closed. I've reprinted "Fairway" here. “Fairway” by Tania Moore  (approximate reading time 10 minutes) Alice stood in front of a display of broccoli,...

“Fairway” Now Live and Online at riverbabble.

“Fairway” Now Live and Online at riverbabble.

“Fairway,” has been launched! Huge thanks to riverbabble, an imprint of Pandemonium Press, for publishing my flash fiction in their Seeing and Looking themed issue. I’m honored to be included with this talented group of writers, and what better place for “Fairway”...

“Ray’s Juice” Now Live and Online at Foundling Review

“Ray’s Juice” Now Live and Online at Foundling Review

“Ray’s Juice,” is now live and online at Foundling Review! Farmer’s market season is just around the corner, even if last night’s deep freeze toasted the magnolia blossoms to shriveled, frost-burned blooms. Which makes this a perfect time for...

“Ray’s Juice” (online)

“Ray’s Juice” (online)

Foundling Review, which published "Ray's Juice" in Issue 1, March 2016, has sadly closed. I've reprinted "Ray's Juice" here. "Ray's Juice" by Tania Moore (reading time 15 minutes) It was one of the last farmer’s markets before winter, six o’clock and already dark. The...

“Toroid” Nominated for a Pushcart Prize!

“Toroid” Nominated for a Pushcart Prize!

I am thrilled and honored that my short story, "Toroid," has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Each year the Pushcart Prize honors the best of the independent presses, and in spite of the commercialization and commoditization of publishing, the Pushcart has...

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