Short Stories


"Oxford Girl," Mississippi Noir, edited by Tom Franklin, Akashic Books, 2016. Nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

"Girlie Show," In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, edited by Lawrence Block, Pegasus, 2016.

"Little Men," A Bibliomystery, edited by Otto Penzler, 2015. Nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America and winner of the Anthony and Macavity Awards and was chosen for The Best American Mystery Stories of 2016, edited by ElizabethGeorge and Otto Penzler.

"My Heart Is Either Broken," Dangerous Women, edited by George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, Tor Books, 2013. This story was shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Prize and was chosen for The Best American Mystery Stories of 2014, edited by Laura Lippmanand Otto Penzler.

"All I Want Is Everything," Speed Chronicles, edited by Joseph Mattson, Akashic Books, 2011

"The Girl," LA Noire, edited by Jonathan Santlofer, Mulholland Books, Little, Brown, 2011

"Snowberries," Mysterious Bookshop (Limited Edition), 2010

 "It's Like a Whisper," Phoenix Noir, Akashic Books, 2009

"Cheer," Storyglossia, The Crime/Noir Issue, Issue 28, May 2008

"Hollywood Lanes,"Queens Noir, Akashic Books, 2007

"Our Eyes Never Stopped Opening," Detroit Noir, Akashic Books, 2007 (reprinted in USA Noir: The Best of Akashic Noir, 2013)

"Today We Hit," Wall Street Noir, Akashic Books, 2007

"Policy,"Damn Dear Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir, Busted Flush Press, 2006

Megan also edited  A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir, featuring original tales by 25 mystery and crime authors

Hell of a WomanQueens NoirDetroit NoirWall Street Noir

Additional Stories

Megan has a new dark tale, "The Girl," featured in the new LA Noire anthology from Mulholland Books to accompany the blockbuster new videogame from RockStar Games. Read an excerpt here, and read about the project's incarnation on Megan's blog here.

Megan's writing also appears in:

Foreward to Daniel Woodrell's Tomato Red

Phoenix Noir (2009), edited by Patrick Millikin

Storyglossia: The Crime/Noir Issue edited by Anthony Neil Smith. Megan's story "Cheer" nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Listen to the story here.

Foreword to Reed Farrel Coleman's Walking the Perfect Square

Afterword for Vicki Hendricks' Miami Purity, and Intro for her Florida Gothic Stories.

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