Ben Nickol

Fiction & Essays


Sun River (Black Lawrence Press, May 2019)

Adherence (Outpost19, June 2016)

Where the Wind Can Find It (Queen's Ferry Press, November 2015)


"Sun River" (Crab Orchard Review, Forthcoming 2019)

"Annika and the Hulk" (The Greensboro Review, Issue 103)

"A Kind of Person" (Alaska Quarterly Review, Summer/Fall 2017)

"Involvement" (Hotel Amerika, Spring 2017)

"Opening Night" (Fiction Southeast, Winter 2016)

"Tenants" (Redivider, Issue 13.1)

"Afterlife" (Alaska Quarterly Review, Fall/Winter 2015)

"Safe" (Boulevard, Nos. 89 & 90)

"Missing" (CutBank, Issue 82)

"Flamingo Motel" (Fugue, Issue 47)

"Exceptional Red Canoes" (Monkeybicycle, Issue 8)

"Bad Ideas About Golf" (Stymie Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2010)


"Caffè Americano" (Fourth Genre, Forthcoming 2018)

"Wingèd" (Tin House Online, Fall 2016)

"The Long Release" (Sport Literate, Summer 2016)

"After Ivan" (Montana Quarterly, Summer 2016)

"The Drifting Fog" (Nowhere Magazine Online, Fall 2014)

"River Pharaohs" (Canoe & Kayak, June 2014)

"Summertime Human Visitation" (Fugue, Issue 41)

"Sifting Through Upper New Mexico" (Hunger Mountain Online, Winter 2011)

"The Rising Cost of Baloney" (The Los Angeles Review, Fall 2010)


2015 Beacon Street Prize (Awarded by Redivider for "Tenants")

Notable work of 2014--Best American Sports Writing (Awarded for "River Pharaohs")

Finalist, 2014 Fugue Writing Contest (for "Flamingo Motel")

Finalist, 2014 Nowhere Magazine Writing Contest (for "The Drifting Fog")

2010 Individual Artist Fellowship (Awarded by the Arkansas Arts Council)

2009 and 2010 Baucum-Fulkerson Award in Fiction (Awarded by the University of Arkansas)