A new flash at QUEEN MOB’S TEAHOUSE, an international journal that publishes “weird, serious, gorgeous, cross genre, spell conjuring, rant inducing work. … A platform that speaks to your cravings, fantasies and heartbreaks; your daydreams from your lunch break; your good and bad choices; your contradictions; your process.” I had no idea where to send a depressing flash fiction about alcoholism and a blow job, and I have no idea what my usual readers will make of the story (why would you want to write about something like that, someone like that?). I was just about to retire “Looking for Rick,” but when I reread it, I felt like the character needed to be heard. So I queried QUEEN MOB’s, who’d had the story for a very long time, and editor Jessica Sequeira wrote back to me immediately with an acceptance. (Love that she calls the story “horrifying in a subtle way.”) Lots of writers I admire have appeared in the Teahouse. Excited to see that Monday’s flash fiction was by A.E.Weisgerber!
I also had a recent acceptance from GHOST PARACHUTE, a magazine I’ve been trying to get into for a while, that’s published tons of my favorite flash writers. Flash coming out soon in MINNESOTA REVIEW, CRAFT, RHYTHM & BONES, CRACK THE SPINE and PITHEAD CHAPEL as well.
A new cnf flash that I love was just rejected by a magazine where I thought it was a perfect fit. Not one of their soft rejects. Hard to know where to send it next. I have a lot of new work coming out, but I've also been getting a lot of rejections.