Alan Good

Fiction/Web editor

Alan Good is an underground writer who is so underground you usually need a geology degree to find him. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Colorado and M.A. in English (Literature) from The City College of New York. His writing has appeared in Timothy McSweeney’s Internet TendencyBookslutAtticus ReviewPerversion MagazineMemoir Mixtapes, The East Bay ReviewRed FezThe Legendary, Points in Case, Robot Butt, Soft Cartel, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Blotter, and Word Riot. He is the author of a novel called Barn Again: A Memoir and a collection of stories called The War on Xmas.

His Twitter thing is @TheAlanGood.

Barn Again: A Memoir (Signed)
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Finally, a book for people who love swear words, prairie dogs, and latrinalia.

Finally, a book blurb that makes effective use of tricolon.

Jonathan Barnard Jr., a midlist author who achieves bestsellerdom through a habit of getting arrested on slow news days, will do anything for his daughter, even betray his artistic code by writing a Pepsi-sponsored zombie novel so he can send her to Harvard one day. Ordered by his agent to produce a memoir, Barn records the adventures and experiences he is comfortable sharing with the public: his experience in London as a banjo-plunking busker, his days as a bumbling eco-saboteur, his non-tenure-track tenure as a Dumpster-diving adjunct instructor. There's an accidental standoff with police that leads to the burning of his ex-wife's McMansion, a stint as a judge on Publish or Perish (a canceled reality show about undiscovered writers), and an aborted suicide-by-bear attempt.

There is also a low-speed bicycle chase.

Signed copies of Barn Again are available on a sliding scale. As long as trump is president we will donate $5 from every full-price sale to RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

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The War on Xmas (Signed)
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Warning: if you add this product to your cart and pay for it you will receive a signed copy of The War on Xmas, a collection of short stories written by Alan Good. What would your life coach tell you to do?

The stories in this collection have been published in such fine online litmags as The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Red Fez, Perversion, The East Bay Review, and Word Riot.

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 Song Recommendations, via Memoir Mixtapes

"She Left Me for Jesus" by Hayes Carll, June 20, 2018.

Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore” by John Print, December 7, 2018.


Get Your Patriot Swag Today!,” published in Robot Butt, September 13, 2018.

I Read Your Guidelines, But I’m Submitting This That Clearly Isn’t a Fit for Your Publication Because, Well, Just Read It and You’ll See Why,” published in Points in Case, September 17, 2018.

Gift Ideas to Help Republican Grandparents Bribe Their Grandkids into Not Hating Them for Dooming Humanity,” published in Points in Case, October 16, 2018.

“100 Snackronyms,” published in Robot Butt, March 21, 2019.


Wolf Warriors II features stories, poems, and essays related to wolves. It is currently the only place where you can read "The Montexan," an excerpt from an unfinished novel called The Stumbler, about a nomadic conservationist who becomes a sort of bounty hunter searching for a killer of wildlife. You can buy the anthology with the link below:

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Short Stories

Sahara’s Law,” published in The Blotter, February 3, 2018.

"Class Fuckup," published in Soft Cartel, July 10, 2018.

"One Man's Trailer Trash," published in Red Fez issue 99, April 13, 2017.

"Paris When I Die," published in The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, April 1, 2017.

"SuperChad," published in The East Bay Review, March 1, 2017.

"Doppelbänger," published in Perversion Magazine, December 7, 2016. Note: the link is broken, but the full text is now in the section of this website called "Refunct."

"In the Penile Colony," published in Word Riot, August 15, 2015. Note: the link is broken, but the full text is now in the section of this website called "Refunct."

"The Viscous Cycle," published in Red Fez issue 95, November 2016.

"Shadows Without Bodies," published in Atticus Review, October 4, 2011.


Global War on Bedbugs, a column in Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency, September 2009-October 2010.

Book Reviews

A Theory of the Drone, published in Atticus Review, August 25, 2015.

The Animal Review, published in Bookslut, May 2010.

A Life On Paper: Stories by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, published in Bookslut, June 2010.

The Dark End of the Street, published in Bookslut, August 2010.

A Brief History of Nakedness, published in Bookslut, September 2010.

Note: Bookslut shut down a few years ago. The website is still up, but the text is hard to read, so I've reposted most of the Bookslut reviews in the Fuck Oblivion section of this website. I no longer stand by the review of Dark End of the Street because I shouldn't have reviewed it in the first place; I'm just not terribly interested, for the most part, in the type of work published in that book, so I wasn't the right person to review it.