"Actually, Minnesota Has Three Nicknames." Ni Bona Na Coroin: Short Story Collection. (2015). Print.

"
New at This." One Million Stories Creative Writing Project. (Fall 2014). Online.

"
Binoculars." The Adroit Journal Issue 8. (February 2014). Online.

"Coffee in the Morning." 94 Creations Literary Review Issue 3. (May 2013). Print. 

"
Denver." Wilderness House Literary Review Issue 7.4. (Winter 2013). Online.

Forthcoming Publications

fiction (journals)

"Marked." The Nervous Breakdown. (November 21, 2016). Online.


"Kissing Ginger." Angels Flight * literary west Issue 3. (July 28, 2016). Online.

  * Second-place Winner of the 2016 Detroit Working Writers Nonfiction prize


"Intentions." Oracle Fine Arts Review Volume XIV. (2016). Print.


"Gamut." The Nassau Review. (2016). Print.


"Samantha." Page & Spine. (March 18, 2016).  Online.


"Not Quite Candyland." Legends 2015. Print.


"Las Vegas Boulevard." The Chiron Review. (Fall 2015). Print.

"
White Spirit." Blue Lyra Review 4.3 (Fall 2015). Online.

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We're All Mad Here: A Field Guide to Feigning Sanity." Limestone: A Journal of Art and Literature. (Fall 2015). Online. 

**Selected as an Editor's Pick and reprinted in the 30th Anniversary issue (Spring 2016).

"
We Knew a Different Kind." Buck Off Magazine. (Fall 2015). Online.
(First-place winner of the Detroit Working Writers Creative Nonfiction Prize in 2015)

"
Trash Collection Day." River Teeth's Beautiful Things Series. (June 2015). Online.

"
Out of Ash." New Mexico Review. Issue 1 (May 2015). Online.

"
But I Had Panties On." The Dr T.J. Eckleburg Review. (March 2015). Online.

"
Totally Normal Until It Isn't." Temenos: Mythos, Monsters, and Madness. (Fall 2014). Print and Online.

"
Regimen." The Citron Review. (December 2014). Online.

"
Border Crossing." Mulberry Fork Review. (September 2014). Online.

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Meng Li Sha." Black Fox Literary Magazine. (Summer 2014). Online and Print.

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Target Practice." Behemoth Review. 1.2 (Summer 2014). Online.

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Nobody Knows I'm Here." Narrative Northeast. (Summer 2014). Online.

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Shelter/ed." Writing Disorder. (Summer 2014). Online.

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Reflections of a Burned Out Manager." The Short Humour Site. (May 2014). Online

"
Love Where There Is No Love." riverbabble Issue 24. (Winter 2014). Online.

"
The Dress." The Quotable. Issue 11 (Winter 2013). Issue 11. Print and Online.

"Threat." New Plains Review. (Fall 2013). Print.

"There's Trouble in River City." 94 Creations Literary Review Issue 4. (October 2013). Print.

"Calculations." Yemassee Issue 20.2. (Fall 2013) Print.

"
Chorus." Ohio Edit. (July 24, 2013). Online.

"
Hamtramck." Eunoia Review. (June 14, 2013). Online. 

"
Profile." The Quotable Issue 9. (Spring 2013). Online and Print. 

"
Home." The Dying Goose Issue 1.1. (Spring 2013). Online.

guest columns & blogs

Melissa Grunow

"Dwelling Place" in Solidago (Spring 2017)







anthologies

"Live Purposefully to Write Intentionally." Women Writers, Women's Books. (March 12, 2017). Online.


"This Is Not to Scale." The Spark, Blog of Alternating Current Press (June 2015). Online.

"
Not Your Mother's Reading List." The Spark, Blog of Alternating Current Press (May 2015). Online.

Creative nonfiction (journals)

"Oscar and Chloe." (creative nonfiction). Write to Meow, Grey Wolfe Publishing. Print.

"Reflections of a Burned Out Manager." (creative nonfiction). People of Few Words, 5th edition. (November 2014). E-book and Print.

"The Green Blanket." (creative nonfiction). Storybook Anthology, Grey Wolfe Publishing. (October 2014). Print.

"Aunt Aggie's Game." (fiction) Storybook Anthology, Grey Wolfe Publishing. (October 2014). Print.

"Home." (creative nonfiction) Write to Woof Anthology, Grey Wolfe Publishing.  (February 2014). Print.

(Nominated for the 2014 Pushcart Prize)

Melissa Grunow

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