Award-Winning Short Story and Essay in CRAFT

In March 2011 Updates on January 18, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Thaïs Miller’s dystopian short story, “Passing,” has been named one of three winners in the CRAFT Elements Contest. Her story won the award for Setting and was a finalist for Dialogue. This story is available for free through the CRAFT website:

This short story is accompanied by “The Pleasures and Pet Peeves of Setting,” an essay on craft. To read this essay, visit


Intuitive Nonfiction: An Interview with Courtney Kersten

In March 2011 Updates on January 14, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Thaïs had the opportunity to interview Courtney Kersten about her debut memoir, Daughter in Retrograde. To read the full interview, visit the website of The Common:

Zoetrope: All-Story Winter 2018/2019 Issue

In March 2011 Updates on December 17, 2018 at 10:50 pm

Winter 2018 2019 Zoetrope Cover

David Lynch designed the Winter 2018/2019 Issue (Vol. 22, No. 4) of Francis Ford Coppola’s literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, where Thaïs volunteers as an editorial reader. This issue features the work of two of Thaïs’s favorite fiction writers, Tommy Orange and Esmé Weijun Wang, as well as a classic reprint of William S. Burroughs’s “The Discipline of DE,” with an introduction by Gus Van Sant.

This issue is available for purchase on the Zoetrope: All-Story website: