John McManus, Fiction Writer

Read Works by John McManus

Short Stories

  • “Gateway to the Ozarks,” LitHub, Fall 2015.
  • “The Ninety Fifth Percentile,” Storyville, Fall 2015.
  • “Betsy from Pike,” Antioch Review, Fall 2015.
  • “Bugaboo,” Oxford American.
  • “Elephant Sanctuary,” Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, January 2015.
  • “Gainliness,” McSweeney’s Quarterly #48, December 2014.
  • “Elephant Sanctuary,” The Literary Review, Winter 2014.
  • “Cades Cove,” Edna: A Journal of the MillayColony for the Arts, Issue 4: 2013.
  • “The Gorge,” Apparitional Experience, Fiddleblack Annual #1, Winter 2013.
  • The Ninety-Sixth Percentile, Harvard Review, February 2011.
  • Blood Brothers in Fried Chicken & Coffee (2010).
  • The Gnat Line in StorySouth (2010).
  • The Face of the Moon in Night Train (2003).
  • Cordie and Bordie in Paraphilia (2010).
  • The Yeomen in Umbrella Factory (2010).
  • Coinjock in AltDaily (2010).
  • Proof, Degrees of Elevation, an anthology of Appalachian literature, Fall 2010.
  • Low Blood, Off the Rocks 14, September 2010.
  • A Mist Went Up from the Face of the Ground, Surreal South 2, Fall 2009.
  • The Earl of Crediton, While You Were Sleeping, Spring 2003.
  • Natcher Mountain, The Columbia Review, Fall 2002.
  • Fetch, The Oxford American, Summer 2002.
  • On the Coast Highway, Tin House, Summer 2002.
  • Reaffirmation, The Oxford American, Summer 2000.
  • Stop Breakin Down, Ploughshares, Summer 2000.

Novel Excerpts

  • “Mantooth,” from The Cultivationists. Fiddleblack Annual #2, November 2014.
  • “The Cultivationists,” from The Cultivationists. Booth, Spring 2014.
  • “Malabar Gant,” from The Cultivationists. Fiddleblack # 6, Spring 2013.
  • “The Youngest Brother,” from The Cultivationists. Plots With Guns, December 2012.
  • The Lay of the Land, from The Cultivationists: Grist, Spring 2009.
  • Covenanteer, from The Cultivationists: American Short Fiction, Winter 2006.
  • Loren Garland, from Bitter Milk: Poets & Writers, Spring 2005.

Nonfiction

  • Everything Is Free Now, Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk About Writing, 2011.
  • Outnumbering the Dead, Grist, 2009.
  • Bluegrass Man, The Oxford American (Summer Music Issue), Summer 2005.

Interviews