Knopf | Hardcover | April 2000 | $24.00 | 0-375-40194-6
Delta | Trade Paperback | August 1995 | $11.95 | 0-385-31389-6
Fast Lanes
Vintage |Trade Paperback | May 2000 | $11.00 | 0-375-70284-9
Machine Dreams
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1999 | $14.00 | 0-375-70525-2
Black Tickets
Delta | Trade Paperback | April 1989 | $11.95 | 0-385-28088-2


The Secret Country, Palaemon Press Limited, 1982

How Micky Made It, Bookslinger Editions, 1981

Counting, Vehicle Editions, 1978

Sweethearts, Truck Press, 1976 & 1978


“Mothering My Mother” forthcoming in Redbook, July 2000

“On Not Having A Daughter,” from Mothers Who Think, essays from Salon, ed. Moses & Perri, Villard, 1999

“The Widow Speaks,” from The Eleventh Draft, ed Frank Conroy, Norton,1999

“Why She Writes,” from Why I Write, ed. Will Blythe, Back Bay Books, 1999

“Home After Dark: Letter from Paducah” Harper’s Magazine, Spring ’99

“Callie”, Family: American Writers Remember Their Own (Pantheon,Fiffer)

“Numbers,” Communion:Contemporary Writers Reveal The Bible in Their Lives (Anchor, ed. Rosenberg)

“Premature Burial,” (also serialized in The New York Times)

The Movie That Changed My Life: Essays on Film by American Writers(Viking, ed. Rosenberg,)

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Short Fiction by Stephen Crane with an Introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips (Bantam Classic)


Why I Write, (ed. Will Blythe, Back Bay Books, 1999)

The Eleventh Draft, (ed Frank Conroy, Norton, 1999)

The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers Workshop (Hyperion, 1999

American Short Story Masterpieces (Delacorte, Ed. Ray Carver, Tom Jenks)

Norton Anthology of Short Fiction (Norton, ed. R.V. Cassill)

Stories of the Modern South (Penguin, ed. Forkner/Samway)

Love Stories for the Time Being (Pushcart Press, ed. Chipps/Henderson)

New American Short Stories (NAL, ed. Gloria Norris)

American Wives (NAL, ed. Solomon)

Soldiers and Civilians: Americans At War and At Home (Bantam, ed.Jenks)

Deep Down: Sensual Writings by Women (Faber & Faber, ed. Chester) TheEsquire Fiction Reader (ed. Hills/Jenks)

The Ploughshares Reader (Pushcart Press, ed. Henry)

Matters of Life and Death (Wampeter Press, ed. Tobias Wolff)

The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Best of the Small Presses, Vol. I, II, and IV

Stories About How Things Fall Apart And What Happens When They Do (Word Beat Press, ed.Wadman)

The O’Henry Awards, 1980 (Doubleday, ed. Abrahams)

Best American Short Stories, 1979 (Houghton Mifflin, ed. Joyce Carol Oates)

We Are The Stories We Tell: Best Stories by North American Women Since 1945 (Pantheon, ed. Martin)

Listening To Ourselves (Anchor, ed. Cheuse)

Reasons To Believe: New Voices In American Fiction (St.Martin’s)

The Norton Book of American Short Stories (Norton, ed. Peter Prescott)

Sudden Fictions: American Short Short Stories (Peregrine Press, ed.Shapiro)

New Women, New Fiction (NAL, ed. Cahill)

Between Friends (Houghton Mifflin, ed. Pearlman)

The Signet Classic Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (ed. Raffel)

The New Writers of the South (Univ. Georgia Press, ed. East)

Images of Women In Literature (Houghton Mifflin, ed. Ferguson)

American Voices: A Thematic, Rhetorical Reader (Harper& Row, ed.Semeks)

The Granta Anthology of American Fiction (Penguin, ed. R. Ford)

The American Story: The Rea Award for the Story (NAL,ed. Cynthia Ozick)

Pegasen fran Prarien: Ny amerikansk prosa (Sweden)

New American Stories (Japan)

New Female Voices From America (Japan)

Love’s Theatre: Women’s Erotic Writing (UK, ed. Selsdon)

The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories (UK, ed. Reynolds)

The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (UK, ed. Hermoine Lee)


England: Faber & Faber until MotherKind, now Jonathan Cape

Denmark: Gyldendal Boghandel

Finland: Tammi

France: formerly Librarie Plon, now
Christian Bourgois

Germany: Berlin Verlag

Holland: Meulenhoff

Norway: Aschehoug

Spain: Editorial Seix Barrel SA (may change)

Sweden: Forum