How to Get a Promotion when Your Boss Is Trying to Kill You by Joseph Patrick Pascale cover, Waldorf Publishing

How to Get a Promotion when your Boss Is Trying to Kill You is a comic literary novel by Joseph Patrick Pascale that will be published by Waldorf Publishing in 2018. Please click here to sign up for updates as they become available.



Joseph Patrick Pascale writes fiction varying in size from 140 characters to novel-length. His microfiction has been included in journals that publish via Twitter and anthologized in On a Narrow Windowsill: Fiction and Poetry Folded Onto TwitterJoseph’s short stories have been published in print and online journals. His short story “The Professor Spends the Night,” was nominated for the storySouth Million Writers award by the editors of Literary Orphans, and they selected it for inclusion in their upcoming best of anthology “The Greater Secrets.” You can find links to his stories below.

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Joseph's published short stories:


Authors Joseph Patrick Pascale and Suany Cañarte read their co-written short story “Some Girls Prickle Back” at the Birkensnake 6 release event hosted by Most Wanted Fine Art in Pittsburgh.

Joseph's published microfiction:

"A lot of my own writing deals with issues that I find unique to our contemporary society." - Pascale in an interview with South Jersey Underground

Joseph read his short story "Cybtech Disconnect" on the WNTI radio show Contours, a podcast of which is available online.

Joseph contributes literary criticism to Full Stop. You can read his take on Hinge Poetry via Heller Levinson's Wrack Lariat and a review of The Room by Jonas Karlsson.

His personal blog about writing and literature is Crytomnesia.

He was also a contributing editorial assistant for issues 11-14 of Drunken Boat , an international journal of art and literature. He wrote on literature for their blog, including the articles "A Tentacle-Guided Tour of DB12," "Joseph Pascale on DB9’s 'The Bull’s Eye' by Inderjeet Mani," "10 Years of Electronic Literature @ DB," and "A Look Back to DB10’s Conceptual Fiction Folio w/ “Stranded” by Marcos Mataratas."

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