Photo by Emily Wren

I am a fiction writer from Philadelphia.  My first book of stories, The Great American Songbook, will be published by A Strange Object in Fall 2016. You can preorder it here! My short fiction has appeared (or will appear soon) in a handful of print magazines, including One Story, Epoch, and American Short Fiction, and online at Web Conjunctions and n+1. Some of my non-fiction has appeared on the Millions and Full Stop.

I am represented (exceedingly well) by Kate Johnson at Wolf Literary Services.

Please send all correspondence – clearly labeled – to sallingh[at]

This is a twitter account.

This is a video of two French bulldogs on a swing.