McSweeney’s Internet Tendency recently ran my piece, “Emerging Writers Emerge from Their Cocoons” and they’ve accepted another, “Monologue: Your First Short Story Speaks” (which will run sometime next week). Feeling lucky. Thanks to Chris Monks and the great folks at McSweeney’s. They’ve decided they love me, and I’ve decided to love them back. We’re in a committed relationship. It’s kind of a thing.
The great Lee Ann Roripaugh recently accepted my short story, “Slow Exposure,” for publication in South Dakota Review. I’m honored to have the story forthcoming in SDR’s 50th anniversary issue. The piece has been in the works for just over two years and is a conflation of many things: my interest in the preservation of memory (or the forms that preservation takes), the Maine wilderness my grandfather loved, the piercing regret of having forgotten to tend to relationships that matter most. Light stuff. But in any case, I’m very happy for it to have found a home in SDR’s pages and look forward to what I’m sure will be a stellar issue.