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​Michael Hammerle is pursuing his MFA at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he teaches composition. He holds a BA in English from the University of Florida. He is the founder of Middle House Review. His fiction has been published in The Best Small Fictions 2017 selected by Amy Hempel. His prose and poetry has been published in, or forthcoming from, Split Lip Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, New Flash Fiction Review, New World Writing, the Matador Review, After the Pause, BULL, Misfit Magazine, Door Is A Jar, and many more magazines. His lives and writes in Gainesville, FL.

"If you have anything worth while to say, let it surprise you."

-Richard Bausch. Letter to a Young Writer

  • Spotlight

Catching Up with Michael Hammerle / Matador Review

  • Non-Fiction Online

Split Lip Magazine / Congratulations (Forthcoming)

  • Fiction Online

BULL: Men's Fiction / One Bird In-Hand is Worth Ten in the Bush  (Forthcoming)

New Flash Fiction Review / Odin, Consider Me for Valhalla

Chicago Literati / Laugh Now-Cry Later

New World Writing / The Horse Did Not Always Go Home

Matador Review / The Experiment

Steel Toe Review / Killerman

  • Fiction Print

Best Small Fictions 2017 / Killerman Selected by Amy Hempel

  • Poetry Online

Drunk Monkeys / I’m One Man (Forthcoming)

Misfit Magazine / There's Never A Good Time To Die

After the Pause / Possum Creek Skatepark

Coffin Bell / The World is a Barber / Dying / Carolyn Best of the Net Nomination 2018

Corvus Review / Light and Heat

Sandy River Review / Old Woman and Tea

Eunoia Review / When I Was Beautiful

  • Poetry Print

Japery / Enter the Reeds

Door Is A Jar / Five Poems

Poetry Quarterly / Cardboard Kingdom Summer 2016

Poetry Quarterly / A Father's Lessons Stick Summer 2017

Poetry Quarterly / Mistakes Winter 2018

Mosaic Art and Literary Journal / Cento anni

  • Contests/Awards

2018 American Short(er) Fiction Contest Semi-Finalist

Best Small Fictions 2017 Winner / Killerman Selected by Amy Hempel

2016 Hayden's Ferry Review Flash Fiction Contest Finalist Selected by Tara Ison

2015 Prime Number Magazine Award Finalist (Poetry) Selected by Alan Michael Parker

Mythic Picnic / 100 Word Story Editor’s Choice Award Winner — Vol. 1