1) Poem published in Wildness Magazine.
The wonderful Wildness Magazine, run by Platypus Press, published my poem “your hands are graceless” in their third issue, titled Fragments. It’s a beautiful issue filled with so many other talented folks. I highly recommend you read Brandon Taylor’s “Grief as Mythos”, Christine Kitano’s “Insomniac, poems”, and Jay Dodd’s “Knowing Good & Well”. The entire issue is actually so good, I’m tempted to list every piece in there, but I think these ones are a great place to start. So many thanks to everyone who shared read, and had kind words to say about this one. I really appreciated that.
2) Social Media Internship at Winter Tangerine.
This month I began a three-month internship with Winter Tangerine, where I will be helping out with reading submissions and running promos on their twitter. I’ve already learned a lot about how the other side of Submittable works and I’m enjoying seeing all the work that comes through their doors. It’s also a great way to keep busy (or, busier) and to satiate my workaholic tendencies.
3) Essay published in Smokelong.
A couple months ago I was invited to write an essay for Smokelong’s new Why Flash Fiction? series running on their blog. I wrote an essay called “On Frayed Ends and Open Doors”, where I spoke about some of my favourite and some of the most influential flash fictions I’d read in the past. I also spoke about metafiction, experimental formats, and brevity, some of the main things that consistently draw me to the form and influence how and what I write.
Many thanks to the Smokelong Blog editors, Virgie Townsend and Annie Bilancini, for reaching out and giving me the opportunity to waffle on about writing for a little bit. Also, huge thanks to everyone who read, shared, and left nice comments about this essay.
4) Short story/questionnaire published in Outlook Springs.
I had a little survey/story/questionnaire published in the inaugural issue of Outlook Springs. I’m very excited about this magazine, they’re strange and interdimensional, and a little silly and a little clever and I’m very proud to have something in their first issue. The issue is available here. I highly recommend you keep an eye on these guys. They’re doing great stuff. There are also a lot of talented writers in this issue, including poems by Chloe N. Clark and work by many more. Keep this mag on your radar!