James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater Chronicles

Short Story America Contest Result!

Pleased to report that a recent story, “Eye of the Vandal,” was chosen as the first-listed Honorable Mention in the 2017 Short Story America competition. Not sure if it will make it into the anthology, but it’s still a fine honor. Thanks, Short Story America!

DECKLE EDGE 2017 is Coming!

After a terrific inaugural showing in 2016, South Carolina’s new book festival Deckle Edge returns February 24-26 in downtown Columbia!

Free Writing Advice

“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, […]