Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.

Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.

Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.’s mosaic novel about sort of growing up in Chicago, Sacred Smokes, winner of the 2019 Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing, is now in its second printing. His next work, Sacred City, will be published Fall 2021, also by the University of New Mexico Press, who released his edited volume The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones. He is the creative editor for Transmotion (a journal of postmodern Indigenous studies) and an Active Horror Writers Association member. His fiction and photography have been published in Southwest Review, The Raven Chronicles, Red Earth Review, The Journal of Working-Class Studies, Unnerving MagazineThe Rumpus, Electric Literature, and Yellow Medicine Review, among others. You can find him on Twitter @TVAyyyy.

Happy Trails

When Coyote wound round his tail twice and laughed, loped through the six-way intersection at Lincoln, Belmont, and Ashland, he never thought so many humans would die.

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