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Melissa Yancy

Melissa Yancy’s story collection, Dog Years (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016), was winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and a California Book Award and was longlisted for the Story Prize. Her short fiction has appeared in One Story, ZYZZYVA, Prairie Schooner, The Missouri Review, and many other journals. The recipient of an NEA fellowship, Yancy works and lives in Los Angeles.

Winter 2024

Entropy

By Melissa Yancy

The Kenyon Review · “Entropy” by Melissa Yancy All weekend the neighbor had been on his knees, weeding the strip of dirt between the sidewalk and the street. Weeding was […]

Go Forth

By Melissa Yancy

His wife Beverly was on the mailing list for every conceivable kind of cause, cleft palates and felled trees. He sat at the kitchen table, watching her sift through the appeals that had collected over the last months, as though they were letters from old friends.