Every once in a while, when you least expect it, you stumble across a novel that reminds you of fiction’s capacity to delight and amaze. – Washington Post, on Stone Cowboy
Mark Jacobs writes stories. Many of his stories take place in the countries around the world where he has lived, worked, and traveled, from Spain to the Congo, Paraguay to Kazakhstan. Others take place in Broadhope County, a protectorate of the imagination situated in rural south central Virginia, where he and his wife Anne now live. Still others arise in and from the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Frontier, where he was born and grew up.
To date 181 of the stories have been published in magazines including The Hudson Review, Evergreen Review, The Atlantic, Playboy, The Baffler, The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, and many others. The short story page has links to all the stories currently available online.
There are more stories.
“Stiff,” The Hudson Review “A Manual of Adjectives,” The Hudson Review. “After the Meltdown, on the Hunt,” Lowestoft Chronicle “Book Words,” The Hudson Review “Hibernaculum,” Talismann