I love this series, which lands in my email inbox every Sunday morning. CREATIVE NONFICTION SHORT READS is a selection of the best creative nonfiction over the years from BREVITY, SWEET: A LITERARY CONFECTION, BRAIN, CHILD, and CREATIVE NONFICTION. They've featured Rebecca McClanahan, Brian Doyle, Sonya Huber, Jill Talbot, Joey Franklin, Jaquira Diaz, Ellen Gilchrist. They're SO good. And I just got an email from SWEET, where "Little Colored Pills" first appeared, saying it will be featured in the series on Sunday. I'm almost in tears I'm so happy. This isn't an honor that would mean much to non-CNF writers, but to me it's huge. And I'm planning to include the piece in THE LUNATICS' BALL.
Also very nice: RAPAHANNOCK REVIEW, which is publishing "Octopus Dreams," asked if they could interview me, which is giving me an opportunity to say a bit about THE LUNATICS' BALL and showcase some of my earlier work.
Also very nice: I decided to combine my award nominations for my Facebook Author page, and realized my flash has done very well this year. Pushcart noms from ELLIPSIS and LUNATE. A Best of the Net nom from THE SUNLIGHT PRESS. A Best Microfiction 2020 nom from CRAFT. I think because I've gotten so many rejections, I feel like there have been more failures than wins. My productivity seems also to have slowed, though that's partly a factor of working on THE LUNATICS' BALL, which includes pieces that I won't try to publish on their own. Really this year has been more than okay.
The CREATIVE NONFICTION SHORT READS along with another Notable in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS makes it a banner year.