Once upon a time, in those long-ago, pre-Internetified days we can hardly even remember anymore, after a writer had a story or poem picked up by one of the small literary magazines, that was that. Unless the piece became part of a larger collection or was selected for one of the annual anthologies, itsContinue reading “Redux…”
Issue 27 of Ruminate Magazine, which contains my poem “Cucumbers,” is out and on the metaphorical stands. Ruminate is a beautifully-executed magazine with a mission of “chewing on life, faith, and art” AND a very thoughtful digital presence. On their website, you can purchase single “hard” copies, as well as digital copies and subscriptions. RuminateContinue reading “Pubs, Blustery March Edition”
Recent writing-related news: I’ll have stories coming out soon in both Crazyhorse and The Massachusetts Review, and a new poem in the March issue of Ruminate! I’ll post linkage when each “goes live.”
Recently received word that I’ve been named the 2013 Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence and will spend a few weeks this spring living and working here, at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Though Sandburg is often associated with Chicago and the midwest, he acquired a property in western NC (called Connemara) in the 1940s. HeContinue reading “News, Early 2013 Edition”
Freight Stories No. 8, which includes my story “Atomic,” has just gone live. “Atomic,” set right on the cusp of the 80s, was really fun to write. Among other things, it includes an homage of sorts to the sandwich shop/game room in Athens, GA where I spent much of the summer of 1979. And yeah, I listened toContinue reading “The Written Word, Late October 2012”
I haven’t actually seen a copy yet, but The Best American Mystery Stories 2012, which includes my story “Trafficking,” is out. Other authors include Mary Gaitskill, Thomas McGuane, and Daniel Woodrell (Winter’s Bone). Can I say how pleased I am to be in such august company? Here’s a snippet from “Trafficking”: Up until the veryContinue reading “Best American Mystery Stories 2012”
Another one bites the dust.
The Spring, 2012 issue of Brain, Child — which includes my story “The Dance” — is on the stands. Brain, Child’s mix of fiction, reviews, and thoughtful and provocative nonfiction about parenthood makes it one smart cookie of a mag. And now they offer e-reader subscriptions!
Just received word that my story “Trafficking” will appear in The Best American Mystery Stories 2012, a real honor. And in additional writing-related news, I’ll have a new story (“The Dance”) in the spring issue of Brain, Child — my absolute favorite parent-related publication. And now: back to work.
My poem “Hill Country Fossils” has just been reprinted here, in Places@DesignObserver. I love the photo they selected to illustrate it! (And I’m not unpleased to be in an issue with an essay titled “I Watch Slacker to Read Austin in the Original,” either).