Gish’s short story set for publication


ARCANUM — Jim Gish, Arcanum based writer and Franklin Monroe guidance counselor/ teacher, has just been notified that his short story entitled “Midnight Drift” has been accepted for publication by KYSO-flash press for their next edition. The editor, Claire McQueen, called Gish’s story “quietly poignant” and the dialogue “crackling with authenticity.”

Gish has published over 30 short stories over the last decade in such prestigious literary venues as “Phoebe” (George Mason University press), “The Litchifeld Review,” and “Eclectic,” among others.

Although Gish has lived in Ohio since 1970, most of his writing harkens back to his Baptist boyhood in Western Kentucky and the eccentric characters he grew up among on a small farm on the banks of the Green and Ohio rivers.

Gish short story “Devil’s Dust” was nominated for Best Horror Fiction in America.

His short story “In Sunday Light” finished 3rd in Writer’s Digest national contest with over 1,100 entries. At various times, his short fiction has won top prize in Arizona Authors’ Association,Lunch Time Stories and A Sound and River Review.

Gish has taught at Franklin Monroe for 44 years and has been an Edison adjunct in psychology for 15 years, having also taught at Wright State and Sinclair.


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