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This is a complete list of literary works by David-Matthew Barnes. 
If it's available (or coming soon), it's listed here. 

Watch David-Matthew's interview with Playwright's Spotlight

MY NOVELS
Accidents Never Happen - New Edition Available Feb. 1 from Blue Dasher Press!
Death Do Us Part - Coming Soon!
The Everlasting Gift - Available November 30th from Cayélle Publishing!
Fifty Yards and Holding - New Edition Coming Soon!
The Jetsetters - New Edition Coming Soon!
Love in the Shadows - New Edition Coming Soon!
Pitchout - Coming Soon!
Stronger Than This - New Edition Coming Soon!
Swimming to Chicago - New Edition Coming Soon from Blue Dasher Press!
Wonderland - New Edition Coming Soon!

NOVELLAS, NOVELETTES, AND SHORT STORIES
Backfire 
Bruised
Delinquent

COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES
Boys Like Me

PRODUCED SCRENPLAYS
Boxcar (Dutch title: Wagon)

STAGE PLAYS
MONOLOGUES (Available from Performer Stuff)
False Hopes (second monologue)
False Hopes (third monologue)
False Hopes (fourth monologue)
False Hopes (fifth monologue)
Frozen Stars (second monologue)
Frozen Stars (third monologue)
Ost und West (second monologue)
Ost und West (third monologue)
Pensacola (second monologue)
Shimmer (second monologue)
Sky Lines (second monologue)
Sloe Gin Fizz (second monologue)
Stay (second monologue)
Threnody (second monologue)
Trophy
Trophy (second monologue)
The Truants
The Truants (second monologue)
The Truants (third monologue)
The Truants (fourth monologue)
The Truants (fifth monologue)
Unrequited
Vacancies
What Happened to Cindy


FEATURED WORK (Selected List)

105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance (Smith & Kraus, 2017; edited by John Capecci and Irene Ziegler; featuring the one-act play Just Before the Drop)

222 More Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes & Under (Smith & Kraus, 2017; edited by John Capecci and Irene Ziegler; featuring monologues from The Bray of the Belles, Let's Not Confuse the Situation, Stay, There is No 'D' in Revenge)

60 Seconds to Shine: 221 One-Minute Monologues for Men (Smith & Kraus, 2006; edited by John Capecci and Irene Ziegler Aston; featuring a monologue from Better Places to Go)

60 Seconds to Shine: 221 One-Minute Monologues for Women (Smith & Kraus, 2006; edited by John Capecci and Irene Ziegler Aston; featuring monologues from And The Winner Is and Baby in the Basement)

A&U: America's AIDS Magazine (September/October 2008; edited by Chael Needle; featuring the one-act play Don't Mention It)

A&U: America's AIDS Magazine (December 2011; edited Brent Calderwood; featuring the poem Strength Comes From Knowing)

Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s (Smith & Kraus, 2005; edited by Janet B. Milstein; featuring monologues from I Ate Lunch Alone Today and Sloe Gin Fizz)

Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s (Smith & Kraus, 2005; edited by Janet B. Milstein; featuring monologues from Better Places to Go, Pensacola, Sky Lines, Temporary Heroes, and Threnody)

Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 30s (Smith & Kraus, 2005; edited by Janet B. Milstein; featuring a monologue from Better Places to Go)

Audition Monologues for Young Women #2: More Contemporary Auditions for Aspiring Actresses (Meriwether Publishing, 2013; edited by Gerald Lee Ratliff; featuring monologues from Baby in the Basement and Better Places to Go)

The Best Men's Stage Monologues of 1999 (Smith & Kraus, 1999; edited by Jocelyn Beard; featuring a monologue from Threnody)

The Best Stage Scenes of 1999 (Smith & Kraus, 1999; edited by Jocelyn Beard; featuring a scene from Threnody)

The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 1999 (Smith & Kraus, 1999; edited by Jocelyn Beard; featuring monologues from Are You All Right in There? and Threnody)

The Best Men's Stage Monologues of 2000 (Smith & Kraus, 2000; edited by Jocelyn Beard; featuring two monologues from Sloe Gin Fizz)

The Best Stage Scenes of 2000 (Smith & Kraus, 2000; edited by Jocelyn Beard; featuring the one-act play Number 76)

The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2000 (Smith & Kraus, 2000; edited by Jocelyn Beard; featuring a monologue from False Hopes)

The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2002 (Smith & Kraus, 2002; edited by D.L. Lepidus; featuring three monologues from Frozen Stars)

Best Women's Monologues of 2019 (Smith & Kraus, 2019; edited by the True Acting Institute; featuring monologues from Fractured and A Rum Cake for Rita)

Best 10-Minute Plays of 2020 (Smith & Kraus, 2020; edited by the True Acting Institute; featuring the stage play Last Dance)

Best Men's Monologues of 2020 (Smith & Kraus, 2020; edited by the True Acting Institute; featuring monologues from Before Harmony Sleeps with Jeff and Trophy)

Best Women's Monologues of 2020 (Smith & Kraus, 2020; edited by the True Acting Institute; featuring a monologues from Syrup)

Between (Chelsea Station Editions, December 2013; edited by Jameson Currier; featuring the poem Blue Navy)

Caravel Literary Arts Journal (April 2016; edited by Eric Allen Yankee; featuring the poem Contaminated)

The Centrifugal Eye (November 2008; edited by Eve Hanninen; featuring the poem Caution)

Chelsea Station (Issue 4, May 2013; edited by Jameson Currier; featuring the poem This Man's Watch)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard: 101 Stories of Epiphanies and Wise Words (Simon & Schuster, November 6, 2018; edited by Amy Newmark; featuring the personal essay Like an Airport)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the Cat: 101 Tales of Family, Friendship and Fun (Simon & Schuster, May 14, 2019; edited by Amy Newmark; featuring the personal essay Flower)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels All Around: 101 Inspirational Stories of Miracles, Divine Intervention, and Answered Prayers (Simon & Schuster, August 27, 2019; edited by Amy Newmark; featuring the personal essay Someone to Watch Over Me)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Cats: 101 Tales of Family, Friendship & Fun (Simon & Schuster, July 7, 2020; edited by Amy Newmark; featuring the personal essay The Diva)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Dogs: 101 Tales of Family, Friendship & Fun (Simon & Schuster, July 14, 2020; edited by Amy Newmark; featuring the personal essay Afraid)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times Won't Last But Tough People Will: 101 Stories about Overcoming Life's Challenges (Simon & Schuster, November 2, 2021; edited by Amy Newmark; featuring the personal essay Check Engine)

The Comstock Review (Winter 2008; edited by John M. Bellinger; featuring the poem Rapture)

CultureCult Magazine (Issue 9, Winter 2018; edited by Jay Chakravarti; featuring the one-act play The Snack Queens)

Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts (Volume 14, Issue 1, Winter 2013; edited by Pamela Uschuk and William Pitt Root; featuring the poem Looking for Homer)

The Dreamers Anthology (Beautiful Cadaver Project Pittsburgh, March 30, 2019; edited by Janette Schafer, Cedric Rudolph, Matthew Ussia; featuring the poem Subway Stations, Atlanta)

Glitterwolf Magazine (London; Issue Two; October 2012; edited by Matt Cresswell; featuring the poems I Want To Travel Your Body and Volatile)

ImageOutWrite: A Celebration of GLBTQ Writing (September 2012; edited by Gregory Gerard and KaeLyn Rich; featuring the poems Latin Freestyle, The Day I Almost Ran Away with Goldie Hawn, and In Spite of It All)

Inscape (2009; edited by Michelle Lassiter and Leif Anderson; published by Washburn University; featuring the poem El Novio)

Learning to Drive Poetry and Prose Series (Silver Birch Press, July 2016; featuring the poem Imaginary Cars)

The Literary Nest (Volume 2, Issue 4, Winter 2017; edited by Pratibha; featuring the poem The Departure)

The Magnolia Review (Volume 2, Issue 2, July 2016; edited by Suzanna Anderson; featuring the poems I Know Why Marianne Did It and The 12 on Tenth Street)

Me, At 17 Poetry and Prose Series (February 2017; featuring the poem Latin Freestyle)

Memoryhouse (Spring 2016; edited by Isabelle Lim and Keshav Prasad; published by the University of Chicago; featuring the poem Robbery in Progress)

Men of Mystery: Homoerotic Tales of Intrigue and Suspense (Haworth Press, 2007; edited by Sean Meriwether and Greg Wharton; featuring the short story Bruised; Lambda Literary Award nominee)

Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing, 2020; edited by Karen Head and Collin Kelley; featuring the poem Satellite)

New Plains Review (July 2018; edited by Anna Dore; featuring the short film screenplay Boxcar)

Peach Velvet Magazine (Issue 1, Spring 2018; edited by Veronica Mattaboni; featuring the poem Blue Lights in Belgium)

The People's Tribune (July 2016; edited by Bob Lee; featuring the poem Contaminated)

PLAY Noir 2017 (Punk Monkey Productions, May 2019; edited by James Elden; featuring the one-act play Vixen)

PLAY Noir Anthology: A Collection of Film Noir Styled One-Act Plays (Bowker, May 2020; edited by James Elden; featuring the one-act play Vixen)

Poetry: A Wild Word Anthology (January 2018; featuring the poem We've Got a Runner)

Polari (Issue 3, April 2011; edited by D.J. Baker and Sharon Dunne; featuring the one-act play Johnny Ramirez Really Wants to Kiss Me)

Politics/Letters (Installment 41, April 11, 2019; edited by Theresa Smalec; featuring the poem Used Cars)

Recasting Masculinity (Beautiful Cadaver Project Pittsburgh, December 18, 2020; edited by RK Taylor, Cedric Rudolph, Matthew Ussia; featuring the poem Walking to K-Mart to Buy a Dolly Parton Album)

Red Bird Chapbooks (Broadsides Series, 2014; with art by Rosemary Davis and design by Dana Hoeschen; featuring the poem Everything)

Red Booth Review (Volume 6:3, September 2011; edited by W.T. Pfefferle; featuring the poem Harm's Way)

Review Americana (Fall 2010, Volume 5, Issue 2; edited by Leslie Kreiner Wilson; featuring the one-act play It's a Pleasure to Be Sad)

Rite of Passage: Tales of Backpacking 'Round Europe (Lonely Planet, 2003; edited by Lisa Johnson; featuring the memoir essay And I Loved A Soldier)

Ponder Savant (April 13, 2020; A Dash of Whimsy series; featuring the personal essay Lice Isn't Easy)

Saints & Sinners 2011: New Fiction from the Festival (Rebel Satori Press, 2011; edited by Amie M. Evans and Paul J. Willis; featuring the short story Backfire)

Scry of Lust 2 (Iconoclast Productions, May 2020; edited by Sumiko Saulson; featuring the poems Summerlin, I Want to Travel Your Body, and Latin Freestyle)

Small-Town Gay: Essays on Family Life Beyond the Big City (Kerlak Publishing, 2004 ; edited by Elizabeth Newman; featuring the essay The Lady of the House; Lambda Literary Award nominee)

Sonic Boom (Issue Two, April 2015; Shloka Shankar, Editor; featuring the poem Mirror Ball)

The Southeast Review (Volume 29.2, 2011; Katie Cortese, Editor; Jen Schomburg Kanke, Poetry Editor; featuring the poem Walking to K-Mart to Buy a Dolly Parton Album)

Split This Rock (Split This Rock Poetry Contest, 2008; Kyle G. Dargan, judge; Mary Morris, reader; James Honaberger; reader; featuring the poem Latin Freestyle)

Tattoo Highway (Issue #20: Detours, Summer 2010; edited by Sara McAulay; featuring the poem Joyriding with Soul Singers)

Time Intertwined (Kerlak Publishing, 2006 ; edited by Mark Fitzgerald; featuring the short story Patience is Waiting)

Vagabond City (Issue #25, 2017; edited by Amanda Dissinger; featuring the poem Signs)

Wicked Alice (Winter 2009; edited by Kristy Bowen; featuring the poem Ape Girl - a poetic tribute to Jessica Lange)

The Wild Word (Issue #13: Is Anybody Out There?, 2017; edited by Kusi Okamura; featuring the poem We've Got a Runner)

Winners Competition Series V.4: Award-Winning, 90-Second Comic Scenes Ages 13-18 (Smith & Kraus, 2010; edited by Janet B. Milstein; featuring the scenes One Stupid Moment and Backstage Pass)

Wraparound South (Winter/Spring 2018; edited by Monique Bos; featuring the poems Dixie and Voyage)

Young Women's Monologues from Contemporary Plays #2 (Meriwether Publishing, 2008; edited by Gerald Lee Ratliff; featuring a monologue from Better Places to Go)

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