Robert Garner McBrearty


Short Stories

Robert Garner McBrearty’s short stories have appeared in the following publications.

The Greensboro Review, Issue 107, Spring 2020, “Holdouts”

Embark, Issue 8, April 2019, “The Wild Child”

North American Review, Winter 2019, “Cold Night in Waterloo”

New Flash Fiction Review, September 2018, “Down at Al's Pool Hall”

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Jan/Feb 2018, “Wake Me When It's Over”

Missouri Review, Winter 2017, “A Morning Swim”

Posit, No. 9, March 2016, “The Story of Your Life”

Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, July 2014, “What Happened to Laura?”

North American Review, Volume 298, No. 3, Summer 2013, “Convergence”

Mississippi Review 30 Year Anthology, March 2012, “The Dishwasher”

The Burg: A Writers’ Diner, Marybeth Slonneger, 2012, “The Dishwasher”

North American Review, Volume 294, No. 3-4, May–Aug 2009, “The Helmeted Man”

Opium Magazine/Fiction Daily Best of Web, September 2010, “The Old Red Dog”

The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Small Presses anthology, VIII, 1982-1983, “The Dishwasher”

Article in Narrative, Winter 2007North American Review, Nov–Dec 2006, “Episode”

Narrative Magazine, Winter 2007, “Teach Us”

North American Review, Volume 289, No. 2, March–April 2004, “Dinsmore’s Paradox”

StoryQuarterly, #38, 2002, “Excellence”

Green Hills Literary Lantern, Volumes 10, 11, 12, 13; 1999–2002 “The Director”; “The Comeback”; “The Professor’s March”; “Transformations”

Lynx Eye, Vol. 5, No.1, 1998, “Visions of Arnie”

Zone 3, Vol. XII, No.2, 1997, “The Things I Don’t Know About”

Peregrine, Vol. XVI, 1997, “The Yellow House”

Sycamore Review, “Soft Song of the Sometimes Sane”

Reed, Vol 51, Spring 1998, “The Next Story”

The Missouri Review,Vol. XVII, #3, 1994,“A Night at the Y”

The Missouri Review, Vol. XVI, #1, 1993, “Back in Town”

Confrontation, No. 50, Fall 1992, “The Unfolding”

Provincetown Arts,Vol. 8, 1992, “The Siege”

Special Report, Feb–April 1991, “The Hellraiser” (reprinted from The Mississippi Review)

The Fiction Review, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1988, “The Big Prayer”

Mississippi Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1988, “The Hellraiser”

Kansas Quarterly, Vol. 19, 1987, “Improvising”

New England Review, 1986, “First Day”

Crescent Review, “The Pearl Diver”

Mississippi Review, Vol. II, Nos. 1–2, 1982, “The Dishwasher” (reprinted in The Pushcart Prize)

Article in The Writer, November 2007

Other Works

Writing Fiction, by Janet Burroway, Eighth Edition, 2010: excerpt of “The Dishwasher” included in writing textbook; included in previous editions.

The Writer magazine, November 2007. Interview, “How I Write,” by Jack Smith, co-editor of the Green Hills Literary Lantern.

The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon: in 1984–1985, worked as weekly columnist; over 50 columns published: humorous, personal essay, and regional material.

Citations & Interviews

NewWest. Interview by Jenny Shank, April 2009.

2009 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market. Inclusion in an article on short story writers.

2001 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market. Interview.