Published writing by Stanley Dankoski

 

MY OFFICIAL WRITER BIO

Stanley Dankoski is a certified Gateless Writing instructor and has fiction published at Literary Orphans, The Great Smokies Review, and Lime Hawk. His first published flash fiction landed on the 2016 Wigleaf longlist, and a short story was a semifinalist for the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Having spent most of his life in New England, he now writes from Asheville, North Carolina, and is working on a novel.

SHORT STORIES

2015: "Hands" in Literary Orphans and on the 2016 Wigleaf longlist

2016: "Graveyard Shift" in The Great Smokies Review

2017: "Making Hay" in Lime Hawk

2017: "Gankoyama" not published but selected as a semi-finalist in Ruminate magazine's William Van Dyke Short Story Prize.

 

PERSONAL ESSAY

2017: "Channeling Thomas Wolfe’s Uncle: The Muse in Masquerade" in The Great Smokies Review

 

GUEST POST 

2012: "The Accidental Couple" co-written with my wife, Elizabeth, for the GrubStreet blog about how we met at Grub's Muse & the Marketplace writers conference in 2009

 

JOURNALISM

1996-2006: In a former life, in college and post-graduation, I was a small-town reporter for both weekly and daily newspapers, where I first learned how to take photos to accompany my stories. I am grateful for all the photographers and photo editors who have taught me a thing or two along the way.

Newspapers included:

And in 2001 I had a freelance story in Quill, a magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists.

 

MY FIRST PUBLISHED STORY EVER

1994: "Charles Hutchinson" in ECHOES magazine, written in high school as part of the ECHOES high school outreach program. The magazine had a contest that I did not place, but the publisher deemed my story redeemable after further revision. The publisher later became my college advisor.

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