NOON will be publishing "The Fish of Him" in their 2021 print issue. Meanwhile, DIME SHOW REVIEW has published "She Done Gone Off." As always, you can click to these publications--or at least the journal websites--on my Published Works page.
Hobart just took a poem of mine for their upcoming Baseball issue. Submitted on the day pitchers and catchers reported to the Yankees camp.
Juked published "Two East Texas Tales:" "Gravidity," and "Exhumation," in their March 22 Issue: www.juked.com/2018/03/jay-lee-ellis-two-east-texas-tales.asp
A good friend's debut novel, The Glamshack, is launching on Thursday, July 20, at Boulder Bookstore. Paul's an amazing writer with accolades from the likes of James Salter. If you're a Front Range reader checking this site, be there: 7:30, on Pearl Street in downtown Boulder.
This nice new journal just accepted a short short story of mine, COVERING THE BULL. Looking forward to joining a young journal already publishing some strong writing.
Happy as Norm with his mallard on the 3-cent stamp. IOWA REVIEW took a story of mine, THE RAM AND CHARLIE PRUITT, for its Finalist list to judge Amelia Gray. Hoping next year for the First Class stamp for my even-toed ungulate (Ovis canadensis) and hapless Charlie--unless they find another literary garage.
Litro Online, a nice extension of the British print publication, just put my story "The Hold" (excerpted from No Roads Home--the novel I'm currently sending out) up on April 25, in their #TuesdayTales series. See it here: https://www.litro.co.uk/2017/04/the-hold/
Belated announcement: Every Day Fiction published my story "Three Drinks and an Explanation" on March 31. It's still there--see my Publications page. Glad to be able to relate an East Texas dialect successfully to a Brit.
Baker Lawley and the other Editors at The Razor Lit Mag just gave me the good news that I won their Fall Fiction Open Contest, for “First Monday to Dallas,” a stand-alone story excerpted from my novel NO ROADS HOME. This story will be published next Fall in a special issue also featuring finalists. Meanwhile, I’m writing a “Before the Razor” essay for them about my process for that story, and will be interviewed for a podcast this summer. The Razor takes their name from the Chekhov advice to cut the first three pages of any first draft. Having cut probably thousands of pages over the years, I like that name.
JAY LEE ELLIS
I write novels, stories, and poems, and sometimes literary criticism. I also play jazz drums. For me, writing is rewriting, so I'll just use this page not so much as a "blog" as a place to post news.