acceptance in an anthology
An acceptance of flash CNF ("Late Bloomer") for an anthology forthcoming in December from ELJ Editions: Awakenings: Stories of Body & Consciousness, edited by Diane Gottlieb. A little embarrassing but I figured it's print, not many people will see it. And now I see that some great writers I know have been accepted also. Sometimes you need a thick skin to be published as well as a thick skin to be rejected. (My recent pub "(Parenthetical Asides)" also made me feel somewhat exposed.)
I wrote "Late Bloomer" in a Kathy Fish class, a wonderful generative workshop for flash memoir. I should take more classes, as I pretty much always produce something, even when I'm sure I won't. Kathy's format (interesting prompts, thoughtfully-chosen and substantial craft readings, no negative criticism, well-published students) works really well for me at the generative stage.
Kim Magowan has been tweeting a long list of her favorite pieces at PITHEAD CHAPEL, and included "The Lost Umbrella" among them. I've always liked that story too, which makes me think of the Magritte exhibition at SFMOMA.
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