Selected Bibliography


The Oxford American

"Trash Food"


The Oxford American

"Bourbon and Cheese"


Harper’s Magazine

"In the Hollow: The changing face of Appalachia—and its role in the presidential race"



Virginia Quarterly Review

"Johnny Bill"




"Hoarding, Happiness, and Heartbreak"


Author Chris Offutt Reads "A Good Pine"

Fiction in Magazines

"Johnny Bill"  Virginian Quarterly Review 2016
“Mr. Cartoon”  Virginia Quarterly Review 2014
“Back Down Home”  Playboy  2014
“Deck”  Kenyon Review 2013
“Eclipse”  Iowa Review 2011
“The Blue Zoo”  Granta 2010
“Back Porch”  Texas Review 2008
"Last Year's Bird Nest"  Boulevard 2007
“Cutting the Gut”  Gettysburg Review 2006
“Lucy’s People”  Fence 2005
“Chuck’s Bucket”  McSweeney’s 2003
“Second Hand”  Iowa Review 2003
“Inside Out”  Tin House 2002
“Vegetable on the Hoof”  Post Road 2001
“Deer in the Fog”  The Idaho Review 2001
“The Spot"  Ploughshares 2000
“Booth 13”  Fence 2000
“Tough People”   Story  1998
“211 All Around”  Glimmer Train 1998
“A Dog and his Boy”   Limestone  1998
"Barred Owl"  Doubletake 1997
"Moscow, Idaho"  Granta 1996
"Target Practice"  Oxford American 1996
"High Water"  Gentleman’s Quarterly 1994
"Out of the Woods"  Esquire 1993
"Melungeons "  Story 1993
"Old of the Moon"  Quarterly West 1992
"Thaw"  Onionhead 1992
"Horseweed"  Willow Springs 1991
"Sawdust"  Northwest Review  1991
“The Leaving One"  High Plains Review  1991
"Melungeons"  Michigan Quarterly  1991
"House Raising"  Ploughshares 1990
"Lower Lick Fork"  Coe Review 1990

Creative Non-fiction in Magazines

"Chicken Cordon Blue Bloods"  The Oxford American 2017
"From the Hollow"  Harpers 2016
"Flag Pizza"  Gravy 2016
“My Dad the Pornographer"  New York Times Sunday Magazine 2015
"At Last, Sex"  Slice 2015
“Baked Possum”  The Oxford American 2013
“Someone Else”  Riverteeth 2013
“Hippest Bar on Christmas”  Creative NonFiction 2013
“Offutt Guide to Lit Terms”  Harpers Review  2009
“Up your Goose”  Tin House 2006
“Ghosts and Secret Codes”  Pleiades 2003
“The Comfort of Birds”  Southern Review 2002
“Writing Home”   Zoetrope  1999
“Home to the Hills”   The NYT Sunday Magazine  1998
“My Good Old Bad Old Days”  The Oxford American 1994

Graphic Novels

“The Last Hit”  Noir 2009
“Another Man’s Escape”  Amazing Adventures of the Escapist 2005