Poetry, Fiction, Essays


Arthurian Things coverArthurian Things: A Collection of Poems. Dark Myth Publications, February 2020. Winning manuscript, JayZoMon/ World of Myth Open Contract Challenge.

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“The Sea Shares Her Origin Story.” Eye to the Telescope 42 (2021). https://eyetothetelescope.com/

“Reverie.” In Parentheses 7.2 (2021): 14.

“On Death.” In Parentheses 7.2 (2021): 14.

“Riding Down a Dream.” Star*Line 44.4, October 2021: 40.

“Green,” In Parentheses Magazine 7.1, summer 2021: https://inparentheses.art/2021/07/15/contributor-list-in-parentheses-volume-7-issue-1/

“Summerstorm in Five Acts: a Drama,” Gyroscope Review, Summer 2021: https://www.gyroscopereview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/GR-Summer-2021-for-Website.pdf

“Trust issues,” Thimble Literary Magazine, February 2021: https://www.thimblelitmag.com/2021/02/18/trust-issues/

Akasha.” North Carolina Bards Anthology of Poetry, ed. James P. Wagner. Long Island: Local Gems Poetry Press, 2020: 22-23.

“Shadow-Dwellers.” Spillwords. April 2020. https://spillwords.com/shadow-dwellers/

“Lines.” Spillwords. March 2020. https://spillwords.com/lines-by-melissa-ridley-elmes/

“Raymond’s Choice.” The World of Myth. February 2019. http://jayzohub.com/darkmythproductions/theworldofmyth/70/poems/raymonds_choice.html

“The Witness.” 2010 Poetry Journal, Donna Brauda, Ed. CreateSpace, 2009.

“Upon Viewing Gentile da Fabriano’s Adoration of the Magi.” 2010 Poetry Journal, Donna Brauda, Ed. CreateSpace, 2009.

“Identity Crisis.” Ink Quarterly. 3:1 (Winter 2007-2008). 11.

“Big Top Cycle.” Sweetbay Anthology. Prize Books, 2006. 50-53.

“The World According to Anna.” International Library of Poetry, 2006. 13.

“Waste Knot, Want Naught.” The Blotter. July, 2006. 13.


“Mary’s Waking Dream.” Dallas Reunion Online, October 2021. https://ah.utdallas.edu/reunion/reunion-online/?fbclid=IwAR2Pci_m6o-876i7R32ASoLZQyjeAxW15BKMrO1HZAusEwV1_WacQxzF_nU

“Keeping Promises.” Fox Paw Literary Blog, September 2021. https://foxpawliterary.com/shortlisted-pieces. Shortlisted for the Fox Paw literary award for fiction.

“Dr. Watson and the Werewolf.” Full Moon and Howlin’: A Werewolf Anthology, ed. Stephanie J. Bardy (Zombieworks Press, 2020), 101-142.

“Truth and Toe Shoes.” HeartWood Literary Magazine, 2020. http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/truth-and-toe-shoes

“A Midwinter’s Meal.” The World of Myth. September 2019. http://jayzohub.com/darkmythproductions/theworldofmyth/76/fantasy/a_midwinters_meal/a_midwinters_meal.html

“Writer’s Log.” The Writer’s Studio Journal, Spring 2007. 10-11.

“Living Whiff a Writer.” The Writer’s Studio Journal (1:3) Summer 2006.


“The Art (and Heart) of Arthurian Things: A Craft Essay.” The Year’s Work in Medievalism 34 (2019; published 2021): 77-89.

“The Bigger Picture.” Ink Quarterly. 3:3 (Summer 2008). 5-17.

“Ovarian Whosit-Whatsits and Primetime TV.” The Blotter. Garrison Somers, Editor-in-Chief. November, 2007. 6-7.

“Finding the Rhythm.” Writer’s Studio Journal (1.1) Winter 2007. Pp. 8-11.

“Mommy-Writer: Finding the Time to Write.” The Writer’s Studio Journal (1:2) Spring 2006. 5 – 9.