What is [S]WINE?

IMG_4717[S]WINE is the online home of author Alex M. Pruteanu.

Since emigrating to the United States from Romania in 1980, Alex has worked as a journalist, television news director, freelance writer, and editor. He has published a novella: Short Lean Cuts , and two collections of stories: Gears and The Imagination of the State. His writing has appeared in Guernica, PANK, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and many others. Alex lives with his family near Raleigh, North Carolina. His first novel The Sun Eaters was published by Červená Barva Press in January 2018. Alex’s new memoir, Tales from the Trough: How a Fiction Writer Stumbled Backwards into Journalism (Independent Talent Group, Inc.), is scheduled to be published in 2022.

To order a signed copy of Short Lean Cuts or Gears, email swinesite@gmail.com. For other purchase options, see the right sidebar.

Short stories and flash fiction published in:

(Please note: all but the first 11 stories appearing individually in the literary journals listed below have been collected into my omnibus from Independent Talent Group, called Gears. Some of the journals listed below no longer exist, unfortunately, but the work is available in my collection. The first 11 pieces are the latest I’ve published, since the collection has come out.)

Guernica Magazine
The Airgonaut
Talking Book

Flash Frontier

The Rappahannock Review

The Miscreant

Maudlin House

The Adroit Journal

The Stockholm Review of Literature
Electric Cereal
Guernica Magazine
Pank Magazine
Blue Fifth Review
The Prague Revue
Blue Fifth Review-International Issue
Atticus Review/Atticus Books
Thrush Poetry Journal
The Newer York
(and again)
FRIGG Magazine (3 stories)
Santa Fe Literary Review (print only)
Literary Orphans
The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review
Manarchy Magazine
The Northville Review
A-Minor Magazine
Marco Polo Arts Magazine and again here
Scissors and Spackle
On Barcelona
Short, Fast, and Deadly (April, 2012 Issue, p.18)
Necessary Fiction and again here.
Used Furniture Review and again here
Subtle Fiction
Lost In Thought Magazine (print only)
The Bookends Review
Airplane Reading
The Legendary
Firestorm Literary and Arts Journal
Camroc Press Review
The Rusty Nail (Issue 6: August, 2012)
Girls With Insurance
Trick With a Knife
Bizarro Central
The Monarch Review
Connotation Press
Slingshot Litareview (and another)
Specter Literary Magazine
Yareah Literature and Arts Magazine
Merida: A Literary Magazine and another
Bong Is Bard
Jumping Blue Gods (and another)
Thunderclap Press (print) and online


Collected Prague Revue Columns
Collected Lit Pub Columns

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  1. Retro Writing: Hello Pen & Paper | Write Despite - 13/07/2015

    […] Alex M. Pruteanu ran into a different problem, when he was writing his early books. Now working on a new novel, Alex […]

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