Writing & Publications

Minter’s nonfiction essays, short stories and poetry have appeared in a wide range of books, anthologies, literary magazines, journals and websites. Links to the full text of many are provided below.

Books & Anthologies

Hint FictionGod StoriesLousiana StoriesBefore & After: Stories from New York
“Dickie,” Hint Fiction, An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer.
Edited by Robert Swartwood, WW Norton, 2011. Short story.
“Complete, elegant moments of fiction” —Ian Crouch. Read press about this book on NPR and in The New Yorker.

“The White Chapel,” God Stories: Inspiring Encounters with the Divine. Edited by Jennifer Skiff, Crown Publishing/Random House, 2008. Short nonfiction.
“Skiff has gathered a bouquet of inspiring stories written in plain English. This book is for the believer and nonbeliever alike.” —Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way

“3:07pm,” “Midnight,” Louisiana in Words. Edited by Joshua Clark, Pelican Press, 2007. Short story and short nonfiction, respectively.

“Trash Like White Elephants,” Before & After Stories from New York. Edited by Thomas Beller, WW Norton, 2002. Short nonfiction.
Read full story on Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood website.

Literary Magazines, Print & Online Journals

Arkansas ReviewMany Mountains MovingUpstreetSt. Ann's ReviewNight Train

“Seeing Gone with the Wind for the First Time,” Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, Volume 38, Number 1, April 2007. Short story. Read full story (PDF).

“The Voyage Across the Room,” “Jersey Shore Rite Aid,” Many Mountains Moving, Vol. XI, 2014. Short stories. Read “The Voyage Across the Room” and “Jersey Shore Rite Aid” (Many Mountains Moving website).

“First Doctor,” Many Mountains Moving, Vol X, No. 1, 2010. Short nonfiction.

“Pontchartrain Beach,” Many Mountains Moving, Vol. IX, No. 1, 2009. Prose poem. Read poem (PDF).

“Ball Gowns,” Upstreet, Issue Number Two, 2006. Personal essay. Read essay (PDF).

“First Crush,” “First Electrical Shock,” “First Pomander,” “First Dissection,” “First Metaphysical Moment,” and “First Recession,” The Saint Ann’s Review, Volume 5, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2004 . Short nonfiction. Read full stories (PDF).

“The Black El Camino,” Night Train, Issue VI, Spring 2006. Short story. Read full story (PDF).

“A Tree Dies in Brooklyn,” Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood website, November 16, 2006. Read full story (website).