Rochelle Distelheim has won numerous awards for her writing, most recently, the 2017 Gival Press Competition for Short Story, as well as The Katharine Anne Porter Prize, The William Faulkner Gold Medal in Novel, Salamander Second Prize, Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and Fellowships, The Ragdale Foundation Fellowships, Glimmer Train Finalist, Emerging Writers, Nominations for The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Press Prize.

By Rochelle Distelheim

Comfort Me With Apples

Kicking Tires and Other Sorrows

More Cousins’ Club Than Country

O Thou, Whose Soul I Love

The Time of the Singing of Birds Is Come

Talking about the Tango

You Can Take Me, You Can Leave Me


Rochelle’s short stories have been published in Ascent, Descant, “Everywhere Stories,” Gival Press, Nimrod, Other Voices, Persimmon Tree, Salamander, Sequestrum, Story Quarterly, The North American Review, The Press 53 Anthology, and more.

Rochelle Distlheim’s stories have appeared in national magazines such as Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Ladie’s Circle, Ladies Home Journal, McCall’s Glamour, Woman’s Day, Woman’s World, Working Woman, Working Mother, and more.