In 2000, Dan founded the Emerging Writers Network
by reviewing Alyson Hagy's Keeneland
and emailing the review to twenty-one individuals. Throughout the years, Dan has continued to develop the EWN by adding interviews, e-panels, and other literary reporting to the itinerary and developing a database website for storage of these, as well as a blog for more daily topic discussion. The EWN currently has over 2,600 members. Visiting Hours
, an anthology of short stories edited by Wickett, was published by Press 53 in late 2008.
As of 2006, Dan has been the executive director of Dzanc Books