Tuesday, June 5, 2018

My latest short story, "For Want of a Better Word," is featured in the new issue of The Cincinnati Review as the winner of their ninth annual Robert and Adele Schiff Award in Prose. Fiction Editor Michael Griffith writes, "Sean Gill’s excellent 'For Want of a Better Word' begins with a clever premise—a lab assistant inventing words for an experiment in artificial intelligence—and then does ingenious things with tone and timespan to make that premise far more than merely clever. The result is a surprising, touching, funny, and bittersweet story about the ways being smart can help us, and the ways it can’t." The entire issue (which includes fiction by Steve Almond, Jameelah Lang, and George Singleton, among others) is available for purchase in print here.