“Fish Jokes” online at American Short Fiction, and in Italian by Inutile

“Live Oak” online at Blackbird

“The Monster at the End” online at Nat. Brut, nominated for a Pushcart

Video Fiction

“Belated” online at Narrative magazine; finalist for a 30 Below award

“Executive Assistant” screened at the 2019 Maryland Film Festival; now on Vimeo

“Human Resources” published in theEEEL (out of print); now on Vimeo

Graphic Novels

Chasma Knights (for ages 6-10) co-authored with artist Boya Sun, published by First Second Books

“Sun and Petty’s graphic-novel worldbuilding is well-wrought and easily accessible, making a tale of jealousy and friendship feel immensely new and fresh.” — Kirkus

Available from your local bookstore, Powells, or Amazon.

P.S. Stay tuned. I’m excited to announce a new project with First Second, coming soon.


“Read Some Ethnography, Bro” online at Los Angeles Review of Books Blog

“Should We Retire the Word ‘Citizen’?” online at Los Angeles Review of Books Blog

“Developing a Human-Centered Writing Practice” online at Reboot


Harsh Reviews of Fake Movies available here