I love Duotrope, if for no other reason than it helps me find journals that I never would have found otherwise so I can submit stories that I can’t ever seem to find a home for. Such is the case with my story, “Until Your Heart Releases You,” which recently found a home at Don’t Talk to Me About Love (http://donttalktomeaboutlove.org/). They are cleaning its room right now, but once it moves in, I’ll let you know.
Michael Mau’s short fiction has appeared in Fifth Wednesday, Mount Hope, Firewords Quarterly, Subtopian, Ferocious Quarterly, and other places. "An Open Letter to America From a Public School Teacher," originally published in McSweeney's, received national attention when it was picked up by several news outlets. His story "Little Bird" was selected by Lily Hoang as the winner of the 2014 Black Warrior Review Fiction Contest. "Best Launderette," chosen by Pam Houston for Fifth Wednesday, was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He received his MFA from the Bluegrass Writers Studio in central Kentucky where he writes and teaches.