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About the writer

Zachary Kocanda is the author of the fiction chapbook Self Defense for Gentle People (Bottlecap Press, 2022). His fiction has appeared in Joyland, Oyez Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and elsewhere. He’s working on a short story collection and a novel, both of which focus on the great state of Illinois. He lives in Chicago.

Selected stories

Find some links to a few recent publications below.

“Biblical Errors”

Joyland, online (2023)

“Volvo Island”

Midway Journal, online (2022)

“Dinosaur III”

Hobart, online (2021)

Contact me

Email me at with your favorite Midwest town named after an international location. (I like Paris, Illinois.)

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