October, 2020Bosses of Light and Sound is now available for order! 

September, 2020 – "Spite House” was nominated for Best of the Net by Pacifica Literary Review

June, 2020 – "Aunt Job" won a Pushcart Prize and will be featured in an upcoming Pushcart Prize Anthology. 

March, 2020 – Nickalus attended AWP in San Antonio, where he read “Oh, Harmonious” at a reading event organized by Willow Springs and The Florida Review. He also read from “Hale in the Deep” at a reading event organized by Yemassee and Juke Joint

Jan, 2020 - Nickalus’s short story collection Bosses of Light and Sound was selected by Kevin Canty as winner of the 2019 Spokane Prize in Short Fiction. His collection will be available from Willow Springs Books in the near future. 

Dec, 2019 - “Aunt Job” was nominated for The Pushcart Prize by Idaho Review

Nov, 2019 - “Deadman’s Island” was nominated for both The Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories by Raleigh Review

Oct, 2019 - Nickalus is represented by Akin Akinwumi at Willenfield Literary Agency, and is currently at work on a novel

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