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The Australian, novel published by Dzanc Books (2017) [info]


Novel Excerpt

"From The Australian," BOMB Magazine (May 2017) [read]



"The Sun," Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture, anthology (Harper Perennial), Ed. Roxane Gay [forthcoming May 1st, 2018] [pre-order]

Essay in Against Death (Anvil Press), Ed. Elee Kraljii Gardiner [forthcoming]



"Storybook," The Southampton Review [forthcoming]

"An Object of Concern," Wigleaf (January 2017) [read]

"Cannonball," Wigleaf (March 2016) [read]

"Some Cool Heaven," SmokeLong Quarterly, Issue 51 (March 2016) [read]

"The Fourth Summer," Day One and Amazon's StoryFront (August 2015) [available here]

"Some Ongoing Etc.," Subtropics, Issue 19 (Spring/Summer 2015)

"Jacqueline M. Connelly – (m4w) Albany, NY," Quarter After Eight, Vol. 21 (April 2015)

"A Thing For Which Gabriella Has No Shame," Burrow Press Review (February 2015) [read]

"On Very Hot Afternoons," The Mondegreen (January 2015) [read]

"Roadrunning," Joyland  (January 2015) [read]

"An August in the Early 2000's," Wigleaf (August 2014)  [read]

"The Wayfarers," The Los Angeles Review, Issue 14 (Fall/Winter 2013)

"Allies/Strangers," Wigleaf  (August 2013) [read]

"The Boulevard," Painted Bride Quarterly, Issue 88/Print Annual 7 (2013)  [read]

"Parachutes," Subtropics, Issue 16 (Spring/Summer 2013)

"Guide to a Childhood Diversion," Web Conjunctions  (November 2012) [read]

"Anthem," PANK (August 2012) [read]

"Greyhounds," Web Conjunctions (December 2011) [read]; recorded for the podcast Reading Out Loud (July 2015) [listen]

"Mercy," The Collagist (November 2011) [read]; featured in Longform Fiction (January 2012)

"Switch," Conjunctions, Issue 56: Urban Arias (Fall/Winter 2010) [read]


Memoir & Essays

Essay in VIDA: Women in Literary Arts [forthcoming]

"My First Time: Emma Smith-Stevens," The Quivering Pen (September 2017) [read]

"I Used to Be a Writer--Then I Got Sick," Literary Hub (August 2017) [read]

"Book Notes: Emma Smith-Stevens, The Australian" Largehearted Boy (May 2017) [read/listen]

"Where Does Waffle House Get Their Eggs? " Lucky Peach (March 2017) 

"Extra" and "Live Through This," Subtropics, Issue 20 (Spring/Summer 2016)


Interviews & Conversations

"The Man Who Rescued a Book From the Rain: A Conversation," Hobart [forthcoming]

"One Sentence at a Time: An Interview with Guest Reader Emma Smith-Stevens," SmokeLong Quarterly (January 2018) [read]

"Hitting Shelves #45: The Australian by Emma Smith-Stevens," Fiction Advocate (May 2017) [read]

"Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview With Emma Smith-Stevens," SmokeLong Quarterly, Issue 51 (March 2016) [read]

A conversation with Fatimah Asghar, Day One (August 2015) [available here]

Interviewed by Chloe Lane, Subtropics website (June 2015) [read]

Interviewed by Claire Eder, Quarter After Eight, Vol. 21: (April 2015)

Interviewed by Joseph Scapellato, The Collagist blog (March 2013)

"The Lightning Room With Emma Smith-Stevens," PANK (October 2012) [read]

Interview with Lauren Groff, Subtropics website (February 2011) [read]


Humor, Odds, & Ends

"Dear Wigleaf" (a postcard, January 2017) [read]

"A Man Who Has Done Drugs Pitches His Memoir," The Hairpin (November 2016) [read]

"Ask a Famous Man," an ongoing advice column at The Mondegreen (August 2015-September 2016) [read]

"A Man Who Has Been to Nature Pitches His Memoir," The Hairpin (June 2016) [read]

"Dear Wigleaf" (a postcard, March 2016) [read]

"Multiple Choice Reading Quiz Answers Actually Selected By Students in Writing Classes I Taught as a TA," The Toast (March 2015) [read]

"Another X-Files Concrete Poem," The Mondegreen (February 2015) [read]

"Dear Wigleaf" (a postcard, September 2014) [read]

"7 Essential Modernist Literary Life Hacks," The Toast (July 2014) [read]

"Dear Wigleaf" (a postcard, August 2013) [read]



Special Mention in The Pushcart Prize XL: Best of the Small Presses (2016)

Wigleaf's Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions 2013 (Selecting Editor: Danielle Evans)

Wigleaf's Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions 2013, Longlist (Selecting Editor: Danielle Evans)

Wigleaf's Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions 2012 (Selecting Editor: Dan Chaon)