Works of fiction by Cameron University faculty members Bayard Godsave and George McCormick have been selected for inclusion in the summer fiction issue of “This Land,” a semi-monthly literary magazine. This publication will be available on Friday, August 15. Godsave and McCormick will take part in a launch party at 6:30 p.m. that day; each will present a flash reading of his work. The launch party is open to the public at no charge and takes place at the KOSU Studio, 726 W. Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City. Attendees will receive a free copy of the summer fiction issue and have the opportunity to have the authors autograph it.
Godsave and McCormick are both assistant professors in the Cameron Department of English and Foreign Languages. Godsave’s “Snake Ball” will appear in the summer fiction issue and is about snakes, fire rituals and growing old. He is the author of two short story collections, “Lesser Apocalypses” and “Torture Tree.” His work has appeared in the Cream City Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Pleiades, among other places.
McCormick's inclusion in the summer fiction issue is “Train Singer’s Song,” which follows a narrator who, while taking photographs of a grain elevator, discovers a mysterious boy who hides in a culvert under the railroad tracks. McCormick’s story collection, “Salton Sea,” was published by Noemi Press in 2012. He is a winner of a 2013 O. Henry Prize for his story, “The Mexican.” McCormick’s novel, “Inland Empire,” will be published in 2015 by Queen's Ferry Press.
August 14, 2014