I’m honored to have stories in the coming issues of South Dakota Review and The Carolina Quarterly. Big thanks to the editors at these journals (especially Lee Ann Roripaugh and Rae Yan) for believing in these stories. Fingers crossed for more good news soon–very kind and encouraging rejections from American Short Fiction, The Kenyon Review, and West Branch have me feeling hopeful!
I was profiled by Indiana University for their Arts at IU feature, which was very cool. Thanks to all at the Newsroom for letting me talk about Indiana Review‘s exciting new book prize partnership with Indiana University Press. Thanks to Tori Lawhorn and Sarah Jacobi in particular.
I’m writing a lot and more seriously recently, by which I guess I mean that I’ve been sleeping poorly in order to get this writing done.
At Ploughshares, I wrote about the recent opening of Amazon Books in Seattle, Vintage Books’s promising new Hogarth series, Amazon’s action against fraudulent product reviews, McDonald’s Happy Reader initiative, the life-saving genius of the Drinkable Book, Adam Johnson’s $9K short story, the University of Akron Press’s (now, and thankfully, former) shuttering, why Go Set a Watchman may have been better unpublished, Stephen King’s exclusive audio short story, why the gay fable King & King matters, and the awesome new literary venture Catapult.
I graduate in May and so am starting the job hunt. I’m also applying to a publishing program. In any case, I’m keeping my mind and options open, and my fingers crossed!