Tomorrow is the last day of 2012 and it’s time to take stock in all the good that’s happened this year, in no particular order.

1. Bodies Made of Smoke gets released

2. A Patchwork of Rooms Furnished by Mistakes is translated into Dutch

3. My first Pushcart Prize nomination

4. Vouched Books reading in Atlanta

5. Portland mini-tour

6. Once, I Was An Angry Penguin gets released

7. Jesus Christ, Boy Detective

8. I ended my stint as PANK‘s first Interview Editor

9. After seven years and seven interviews, I got a promotion at work

10. I became the Web Editor for Monkeybicycle and the Falconer of Fiction for NAP

2013 resolutions will include putting together a Jesus Christ, Boy Detective story collection, mastering driving (especially parking), getting back in performance shape for my YesYes Books collection coming out in 2014.

I have a new poem over at Mad Rush you should check out, which you can read here.


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About J. Bradley

J. Bradley's is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals including decomP, Hobart, and Prairie Schooner. He was the Interviews Editor of PANK, the Flash Fiction Editor of NAP, and the Web Editor of Monkeybicycle. He is the author of the poetry collection Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books, 2009), the novella Bodies Made of Smoke (HOUSEFIRE, 2012), and the graphic poetry collection The Bones of Us (YesYes Books, 2014), illustrated by Adam Scott Mazer. He is the curator of the Central Florida reading series There Will Be Words and lives at

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