Mitchell Waldman is the author of the short story collection, PETTY OFFENSES AND CRIMES OF THE HEART (Wind Publications, August 15, 2011), a 2015 Prize Writers Contest finalist. Regarding the book, one reviewer has commented that "Faulkner said that an author's job is to make the extraordinary seem ordinary and to make the ordinary seem extraordinary, and in PETTY OFFENSES this is what Waldman accomplishes." Stories in the collection include a Pushcart Prize nominated story and a First Prize winning story from 13th Story Magazine.
Waldman is also the author of the novel, A FACE IN THE MOON (Writers Club Press, 2000), with regard to which one commentator has stated that "with more novels like his debut tale that demonstrates Mitchell Waldman's tremendous talent for genuine characters in real life settings, the author will not remain faceless for very long."
His stories, poetry, articles, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including, among others, Whatever Our Souls,Down in the Dirt Magazine, Literally Stories, Corvus Review, the Machinery--A Literary Collection, the Bond Street Review, Baby Lawn Literature, Peachfish Magazine, the Avalon Literary Journal, Random Sample, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Crack the Spine, Fiction on the Web, Alfie Dog Fiction, The Faircloth Review, The Battered Suitcase, Epiphany, Foliate Oak, Waterhouse Review, Eunoia Review, The Brooklyn Voice, The Big Stupid Review, The Houston Review, Milk Sugar, The Legendary, Litsnack, Connotation Press, Red Fez, Wind Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, Eclectic Flash, eFiction Magazine, Poetpourri, Mobius, Hazmat Review, Poetry Motel, The Advocate, Desperate Act, The Rochester Times-Union, and in the anthologies, BEYOND LAMENT: POETS OF THE WORLD BEARING WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST (Northwestern University Press, 1998), AMERICA REMEMBERED (Virgogray Press, 2010), MESSAGES FROM THE UNIVERSE (iUniverse, 2002), LOOKING BEYOND (Scars Publications, 2011), PROMINENT PEN (Scars Publications, 2011), and GREEN (MLM, 2010).
Waldman is also the Fiction Editor for Blue Lake Review (http://bluelakereview.weebly.com), and was co-editor (with Diana May-Waldman) of the anthologies WOUNDS OF WAR: POETS FOR PEACE (PublishAmerica, 2006), and HIP POETRY 2012 (Wind Publications, 2012).
His book reviews have appeared at Scribes World and Midwest Book Review.
Mitchell lives in Rochester, New York, with his partner, Diana May-Waldman, author of the poetry collection, A WOMAN'S SONG.
For more information on Mitchell's and Diana's books and writings, see their web page at: http://mitchwaldman.homestead.com