Todd Mercer is an independent writer and editor, and is the Co-Founder of The Emerging Musicians Collective in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mercer won the Woodstock Writers Festival’s Flash Fiction contest and took 2nd and 3rd place of the Kent County Dyer-Ives Poetry Prizes. He judged the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards and Independent Publisher’s Poetry Book of the Year contest multiple years. He wrote a dog-choking mother-lode of book reviews, a chapbook called Box of Echoes, which won the Michigan Writers Cooperative Press contest, and worked a string of vaguely embarrassing day jobs. Mercer’s poetry and fiction appear in Apocrypha & Abstractions, Blue Collar Review, The Camel Saloon, Cease, Cows, Dunes Review, Eunoia Review, 50-Word Stories, The Lake, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, One Sentence Poems, Postcard Poems and Prose, Right Hand Pointing, RE:Union Journal, Spartan and Thema. Mercer likes long walks on the beach, but hates mean people.
Links to poetry:
“My Other Ride’s Your Mom” will appear in One Sentence Poems.
“Western Biological (for Ed Ricketts),” “A Silent Caller’s Subtext,” “Indirect Arguments of Geometry,” “Eleven Letter Word [After Hopper’s Compartment Car (1922)], “Shoal Shanty Suite, Part 1: Old School Sirens,” “Crosscut,” “The Underbridgeman Clarifies,” White Picket“ and “Three Word Story” will appear in Eunoia Review.
“Jimmy’s Dad Had to Snag a Ride” appeared in Right Hand Pointing.
“Mirror Image of a Country Song” appeared in 50-Word Stories.
“Calendar’s Last Page” and “In the Lee of Stones” appeared in The Lake.
“The Restaurateur’s Deconstruction [Ekphrastic on Edward Hopper’s New York Restaurant (1922)]” appeared in The Lake.
“Vanity Plates” appeared in Mobius: The Journal of Social Change.
“Undercoating” appeared in 50-Word Stories.
Links to flash fiction and short fiction pieces:
“Overly Casual Fridays” will appear in Spartan.
“Resentsgiving” appeared in Cease, Cows.
“The Captain of the Circular Firing Squad” appeared in Apocrypha & Abstractions.
“The Straight Angles” appeared on Woodstock Writers Festival.
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