Short Fiction Publications 2017-18
In April, Tyler had his first appearance in Prairie Fire: A Canadian Magazine of New Writing. The issue features work from a wide range of Canadian and international authors, including Warren Cariou, Beatrice Mosionier, and Garry Thomas Morse. Tyler's contribution is his short story, 'Cassandra to the Sea', which was previously nominated for the London Short Story Prize. The story focuses on a brother and his famous sister, who have retreated to an obscure Greek island in order to deal with her illness. Themes of family, love, loyalty, and mortality are prominent (hey - it's a Tyler Keevil story), and it all plays out in an appropriately (given the setting) tragi-comic fashion. You can find out more about Prairie Fire on their website, and pick up a copy of the issue (or a subscription) via their store.
in 2017, Tyler's publications got off to a somewhat shaky start, and that was a good thing: the theme of the spring issue of the Missouri Review was 'Turbulent', and the stunning cover art featured a twister descending on a rural farming community, while a young woman walks on, oblivious. Tyler's piece of creative non-fiction, 'Swarf' features in the issue. The narrative essay won the prestigious $5000 Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize, in the non-fiction category, and it was published along with the work of fellow winners Karen Skofield (poetry) and Jason Brown (fiction). The three winners were flown out to Columbia, Missouri for the awards reception, which featured readings, celebrations, and a whole lot of food. Copies of the awards issue (as well as other back issues and subscriptions) can be picked up via the magazine's online shop. So have a browse and support this beacon of American (and world) literature!