Vanessa Blakeslee
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Various essays including: "Kerouac in the Sun," "Secret Gardens," "The Corner Booth," "Paradise Lost," and "The Fetish."


Books & Other Notable Works
Vanessa's short stories, essays, book reviews, and poems have appeared in over 100 acclaimed publications in print and online, in the U.S., Canada, Australia, France, and elsewhere. Click below for excerpts and recordings of her work. 
Listen to Vanessa read her award-winning short story "Welcome, Lost Dogs," which first appeared in The Southern Review, Winter 2011. 
Monkeybicycle Podcast
Listen to Vanessa read the title story, "Train Shots."  
Books & Books, April 2014
Livestream recording of Vanessa reading her story, "Princess of Pop"
Train Shots: stories
~Winner, 2014 Independent Publisher's Gold Medal for Short Story Fiction
~Frank O'Connor Short Story Award Long-list
​~Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award Finalist
~Optioned in 2015 for feature film by writer/director, Hannah Beth King
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Train Shots is now available as an audio book from Audible and iTunes!