Thrilled to get a next-day acceptance of my new metafiction "Life Without Randall" at MIDWAY JOURNAL, where my flash "Zig Zag" won the "1000 Below" Contest a few years ago when Michael Martone was judge. I was sure they'd take much longer to decide.
I just sent "Life Without Randall" out and hadn't gotten any rejections yet. Always special, when that happens.
I love the story and was diligent about submissions, though I'm much less familiar with the market for very short fiction than I am for flash fiction and cnf. I had to withdraw it from seven magazines, but I feel like this is my reward for managing to send it to so many. I haven't submitted anything to MIDWAY JOURNAL since they published "Zig Zag" (one of my weirdest flash—I'm fond of it, and not just because it earned me $500), but this seemed to fit their description: "The work we publish aims to complicate and question the boundaries of genre, binary, and perspective. It offers surprises and ways of re-seeing, re-thinking, and re-feeling …"
This story was so much fun to write.
I woke up to see a tweet from Pat Foran about my flash "Roll Out the Barrel" in SCHUYLKILL VALLEY JOURNAL. I didn't know it was out! Pat manages to stay abreast of everything that's published; I don't know how he does it. It's a relief to get this out there finally, after so many revisions.
I sent here at the suggestion of Wilson Koewing, a reader at CRAFT and very prolific flash writer who's in this issue too. Love all that I've read there.