I have a story in the new issue of SmokeLong Quarterly. So honored to have the piece selected for inclusion in SmokeLong‘s 10th anniversary anthology alongside stories by Steve Almond, Matt Bell, Dan Chaon, Stuart Dybek, Kathy Fish (writers who have produced some of my favorite work), and others. Talk about exciting. I’m also looking forward to guest editing for SmokeLong in early July.
In other news, Slice Magazine‘s new issue looks downright gorgeous. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise, as all their issues are beautiful. I was thrilled to have a short story appear in issue 11, and meeting the editors at AWP was such a highlight. Behold, and subscribe!
Other writing-related news to speak of: Many kind personal rejections from some of my favorite journals, like Guernica and Memorious. I hope to someday place stories with these magazines. They both publish such compelling fiction. Memorious even said they’ll “talk to me soon,” but I’m not sure what that means. I’m hoping it means they’re sending a consolatory Edible Arrangement, waiting a bit to get in touch for my address. What else could that mean?