Published writing by Stanley Dankoski
MY OFFICIAL WRITER BIO
Stanley Dankoski is a certified Gateless Writing instructor and has fiction published at Literary Orphans, The Great Smokies Review, and Lime Hawk. His first published flash fiction landed on the 2016 Wigleaf longlist, and a short story was a semifinalist for the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Having spent most of his life in New England, he now writes from Asheville, North Carolina, and is working on a novel.
2015: "Hands" in Literary Orphans and on the 2016 Wigleaf longlist
2016: "Graveyard Shift" in The Great Smokies Review
2017: "Making Hay" in Lime Hawk
2017: "Channeling Thomas Wolfe’s Uncle: The Muse in Masquerade" in The Great Smokies Review
2012: "The Accidental Couple" co-written with my wife, Elizabeth, for the GrubStreet blog about how we met at Grub's Muse & the Marketplace writers conference in 2009
1996-2006: In a former life, in college and post-graduation, I was a small-town reporter for both weekly and daily newspapers, where I first learned how to take photos to accompany my stories. I am grateful for all the photographers and photo editors who have taught me a thing or two along the way.
- Houlton Pioneer Times, Houlton, Maine
- Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine
- The Maine Campus, Orono, Maine
- The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, N.H.
- The Salem Observer, Salem, N.H.
And in 2001 I had a freelance story in Quill, a magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists.
MY FIRST PUBLISHED STORY EVER
1994: "Charles Hutchinson" in ECHOES magazine, written in high school as part of the ECHOES high school outreach program. The magazine had a contest that I did not place, but the publisher deemed my story redeemable after further revision. The publisher later became my college advisor.