pandemic piece out, two acceptances
So excited that my nonfiction flash “Often During the Pandemic” is up at LOVE IN THE TIME OF COVID with one by my Dutch friend Claire Polders (whose experience of the pandemic in Vietnam has been very different from mine in California) and one by the Irish writer Aileen Hunt, who we published in CRAFT and just nominated for a Pushcart. I don’t think I’ve ever published a third-person memoir flash before, but then a lot about the pandemic experience has been unprecedented.
I was having a silly exchange on twitter with Wilson Koewing, a reader at CRAFT , about his desire to get into just one journal with River in the title (I've been in one), and I was talking about Mountains (I've been in one), and Plains (I've been in one) and Valleys (I haven't been in one) and he suggested SCHUYLKILL VALLEY JOURNAL, so I sent them a flash and got an acceptance within 24 hours. It's a flash I've sent out a million times, and revised maybe half a million times. This was the first place I sent it after the latest pretty big revision. It comes out in January.
I also had a tiny micro from the pov of Nippers, one of Bartleby’s coworkers, accepted by Alternating Current Press for their anthology, THE TERTIARY LODGERS, “an anthology of fiction from the first-person points-of-view of secondary, tertiary, or other random bit-part characters from classic and contemporary-classic public-domain literary works.”
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