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In the past I would have called myself a writer, a YouTube content creator, a beer lover, a gamer, and may other -er words. I’ve largely stopped writing (but if you want to survey my chops, there’s plenty in the full Curriculum Vitae below). I don’t make much YouTube content anymore (take in what I have created here). I still love beer. I still play a lot of video games.


 

Here’s the full Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature Areas of focus: Contemporary American literature, American short story (Emporia State University)
    • Minor: Creative Writing Areas of focus: Fiction, postmodernism, metafiction (Emporia State University)
    • President, Sigma Tau Delta (2004)
  • Author Residency: Tin House Writers Workshop, Reed College, Portland, Oregon. (10–18 July 2004)
  • The Contortionist’s Hotseat: A six-week writing intensive taught by Craig Clevenger, author of the novels The Contortionist’s Handbook and Dermaphoria. (2007)

Professional Work

Teaching Work

  • Instructor, Tallgrass Writing Workshop, Emporia State University (2012)
  • Instructor, Tallgrass Writing Workshop, Emporia State University (2013)

Editorial Work

  • Creator/Moderator, The World’s First Author Podcast (2011–2012)
  • Creator/Moderator, The Velvet Podcast (2010–2012)
  • Editor/creator, AWP Blog (2009–2012)
  • Editor/creator, Oprah Read This > Oprah, Read This online fiction anthology (2009–2010)
  • Co-editor, Carbon Based Lifeform Blues (originally called Outsider Writers Collective, webzine [2008–present], OW Press (2009–present)
  • Reader/intern, MacAdam Cage Publishing (2009)
  • Co-editor, Colored Chalk zine (2008–2009)
  • Editor and Contributor for Flint Hills Review (2004–05)
  • Editor, Quivira student literary journal (2002–2005)
  • Judge, Kansas Writers Association Novel Competition
  • Reader, The Bluestem National Poetry Award

Contributor Work

  • Contributor, ManArchyMag.com (2012-present)
  • Contributor, Slothrop.com (2012)
  • Contributor, Oxyfictation.net, book reviewer (2008–2009)
  • Contributor, Thirdeye magazine, book reviewer (2007)
  • Contributor, Depraved Press, book reviewer (2007–2008)

Readings and Lectures

  • ManArchy Loves Perfect Edge Books and Lazy Fascist Press reading, Boston, MA, International Poster Gallery, “Strippers with Your Son” (7 March 2013)
  • $@!# Authors Say, Kansas City, MO, Czar Bar, “Strippers with Your Son” (24 May 2012)
  • Noir at the Bar, St. Louis MO, Meshuggah Cafe, “The Lipidopterist” (28 February 2012)
  • ESU Visiting Writers Series presents Caleb J. Ross, Emporia, KS (8 September 2011)
  • Live Nude Words reading, Washington, D.C, The Velvet Lounge, Stranger Will excerpt and “An Equestrian of Mental Health,” (3 February 2011)
  • Super Sexy 100% Classy Author Reading, Kansas City, Missouri, Method, As a Machine and Parts excerpt (2011)
  • Artjerk reading, Kansas City, Missouri, Slap n’ Tickle Gallery, Will Write for ACID (a version of Will Write for Tobacco as appears at BULL Men’s Fiction) (2011)
  • Panelist, AWP Conference, “The Art and Authenticity of Social Media: Using Online Tools to Grow a Community.” Washington D.C, (4 February 2011)
  • OW Press The Velvet reading, Denver, CO, Leela European Cafe, “The Author Who Gets Free Drinks, a (Hopefully) True Story,” (9 April 2010)

Interviews with and articles about Caleb J. Ross

  • Booked Podcast: Episode 313 – Interview w/ Soul Standard authors Caleb J Ross & Nik Korpon – Booked Bodcast (2016)
  • Eat Like an Author – The Next Big Book Blog (2013)
  • Caleb J Ross’ Would You Rather – The Next Big Book Blog (2013)
  • The Art of the Domestic Grotesque: An Interview with Caleb J. Ross
  • B&B EP 4 Caleb J. Ross (2012)
  • Books and Booze Podcast, EP 4 Caleb J. Ross (2012)
  • I Didn’t Mean to Interview Caleb J. Ross (2012) – Slit Your Wrists Magazine
  • The Digital Age of Domestic Grotesque: An Interview with Caleb J. Ross (2011) – Solarcide
  • “Published Grad Credits Writing Program” (2011) – The Bulletin, Emporia State University
  • Warmed & Bound Collection – The Multiple Voices Inside Your Book (2011) – Jay Slayton-Joslin’s blog
  • Episode #25 – Caleb J Ross: Warmed and Bound Sessions (2011) – Booked Podcast
  • Six Personal Investigations of the Act of Reading: Caleb J. Ross’ Stranger Will (2011) – Sunday Observer
  • Ten Everywhere: Caleb J. Ross and the Stranger Will Tour For Strange (2011) – Monkeybicycle
  • “I absolutely could not write Stranger Will today, with a kid” : An Interview with Caleb J. Ross (2011) – NOO Journal
  • Booked Podcast: Episode 11 – Interview with Caleb J. Ross (2011) – Booked Podcast
  • This Podcast Will Change Your Life: Episode 37 (2011) – Ben Tanzer
  • Caleb J Ross – Author of ‘Stranger Will’ and Internet Rockstar (2011) – Jay Slayton-Joslin
  • Dispatches from Thunder Road: Stranger Will (2011) – Mlaz Corbier
  • A dialogue with Caleb J Ross through the filter of his short fiction collection Charactered Pieces (2010) – Predicate #1
  • “The Interview” with Caleb J Ross (2010) – Asnycnow Radio’s “The World Today” on Blog Talk Radio
  • The Victorious History of Caleb Ross (2009) – JMWW
  • A Conversatinterview with Caleb J Ross (2009) – Pela Via’s blog
  • Blank und Questions Asks: an interview with author Caleb J Ross (2009) – Gordon Highland
  • Five for: Caleb J Ross (2009) – 3:AM Magazine
  • Reader Meet Author: Caleb J. Ross (2009) – What to Wear During an Orange Alert
  • Interview with Caleb J Ross (2009) – Craig Wallwork blog
  • Oxyfication Interview (2007) – Oxyfication.net
  • “Student studies writing with professional writers” (2004) – The Bulletin, Emporia State University

Awards

Bibliography

Published Novels and Short Story Collections

  • The Soul Standard (2016)
  • I Didn’t Mean to be Kevin (2012)
  • As a Machine and Parts(2011)
  • Murmurs: Gathered Stories Vol. One (2011)
  • Stranger Will (2011)
  • Charactered Pieces: stories (2009)

Published Short Stories

  • We’ll Learn Together (2013)
  • Three Days Ahead (2013)
  • The Removal Kind (2013)
  • The Three-Legged Dog (a story for kids) (2013)
  • Sebaceous (2012)
  • Different People Entirely (2012)
  • The Lipidopterist (2012)
  • “untitled” (part of the Life in 100 Words or Less project) (2011)
  • “untitled” (part of the Pushcorpse project) (2011)
  • Evenson’s Tongue (2011)
  • Click-Clack (2011)
  • Noise (2011)
  • As a Machine and Parts (novella excerpt, chapters 1 & 2) (2010)
  • Born Again Michael (2010)
  • Legs Unwilling (2010)
  • Sarah Palin, 12, Strikes for Workers (2010)
  • Charactered Pieces (2009)
  • The Camel of Morocco (2009)
  • Globe Valve (2009)
  • An Optimist is the Human Personification of Spring (2009)
  • My Family’s Rule (2009)
  • E!Morphosis (2009)
  • Emoticon (2009)
  • It Sparks (2009)
  • Norman Rockwell Nostalgia (2009)
  • Reviews: Caroline Meyer’s Hidden Cigarette Butt, Joel Reynolds’s Dried Bar of Soap (2009)
  • Snake Girl at Scab (2009)
  • The Word Will Die Too (2009)
  • The Camp (2008)
  • Eyelid (2008)
  • Formaldehyde (2008)
  • A Trench is No Place For God (2008)
  • Car Dodging (2008)
  • Exhibit One – A Letter from Alex Fumar (2008)
  • The Barber Who Calls Himself Ferguson (2008)
  • Vertigo Unbalanced (2008)
  • Dry Dot (2007)
  • Our Guy (2007)
  • Refill (2006)
  • 5″ x 6″ in a Sturdy Frame (2006)
  • Petty Injuries (2006)

Published Non-Fiction

  • Denis Johnson Almost Drank My Pee (2011)
  • Even Strippers Bleed Red (2011)
  • Will Write for ACID Roam (2011)
  • The Author Who Gets Free Drinks: a (Hopefully) True Story (2010)
  • A Chinese Gemini (2009)

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