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At KWLS, I met Billy Collins, one of my favorite poets.
The New year and its promises
2/16/14 My non-fiction piece "Rattlers and Aliens, 1972" was accepted by Whisperings Magazine today.
1/25/14 About Place Journal just accepted my non-fiction piece "Dangerous Heat 1974" about a race riot at Southern High "back in the day".
1/9-1/16 Attended the KWLS 2014 Seminar "The Dark Side."
12/3 "Ahab's Day" is up on Vayavya's Winter 2013 Issue: http://www.vayavya.in/
11/11 The editor of Small Print Magazine has asked me to write and produce a quarterly column for writers, using the craft books by John Gardner as inspiration; tentative title for this column is "Thor's Hammer" (my idea) and the first pub date will be sometime in early 2014.
11/2 My long story "Spectrum 13" was accepted by Blue Lake Review for publication in April 2014. Been a long time shopping this one, as it's over 7500 words! Hooray.
10/28 I've been asked by The Poetry Society of Tennessee -- Northeast Chapter to give a reading in February.
10/21 My short story "Break-fast" has been accepted and published by the online 'zine Postcard Shorts
10/17 Editor John Mannone of The Silver Blade has nominated my poem "The Elixir" for the international Best of the Net Anthology 2013.
10/10 THEMA just accepted my poem "Snooze Alarm Alligators" for their Summer 2014 issue themed "A LOT can happen in ten minutes!" Happy!
9/30 My poem "Ahab's Day" has been accepted by VAYAVYA for their winter issue, for publication in December 2013!
8/14 The Key West Literary Society has awarded me $600 in scholarships for the workshop/seminar and free shared lodging for the week... So plans for January are shaping up nicely. Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes!!! And thank you Helen and John Maier and Liz Rosenberg for the lovely reference letters!
8/1 "Me and Achilles" just came out on The Blue Hour website:
7/10 My short story "The Dream House Holiday" has been accepted by Bradbury Quarterly, pub date 11/2. Thanks to Nona Shepherd for telling me to "let the Fae have their way."
7/6 "August Vortex" **WON** Bop Dead City's Summer Contest as best poem. Congrats to Brianne M. Kohl for best fiction!
7/4 "Ode to Mrs. Hutchinson," a poem, was accepted by Glassfire Magazine.
7/3 My story "7-4" has been published by One-Forty-Fiction.
6/24 My poem "Apprenticeship" has been accepted by Four Ties Lit Review for Vol 2, Issue 1.
6/23 "Me & Achilles," a creative non-fiction piece, has been accepted by The Blue Hour Magazine for pub in August.
6/2 My poem "December Blue Moon" has been accepted by the River Poets Journal for their Special Anthology Edition, Tales from the Matriarchal Zone, online and print editions, due out this month.
6/1 Eternal Haunted Summer has accepted my Japanese underworld story, "Passing Into Shadow" for their autumn issue.
5/30 My poem "August Vortex" just placed in Bop Dead City's Summer Contest, to be published in the July issue!
5/27 "Time Zone Disjunction," a poem, has been accepted by the Waterhouse Review in London for their summer issue.
5/27 My essay "Cultural Dissonance and Norfolk" was accepted by the Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review (Johns Hopkins University).
5/24 Rose Red Review just asked to publish my sonnet "Will'o'Wisp" in their Summer Issue!
5/23 Spark A Creative Anthology accepted my poem "Monday, Erasure Of" for their next issue.
5/22 "Smoke Signals Over Long Distances," a poem of mine, has been accepted by Brevity Poetry Review for mid-July.
5/18 Eunoia Review just accepted a piece of my fiction called "Fizz and Blending" for their November issue: yay!
5/11 "The Elixir," a poem, was accepted by The Silver Blade for next month. I recorded an MP3 of it at Northeast State's recording studio for their website.
5/9 "Night Journeys in a Cardboard Boat," a poem, has been accepted by Third Wednesday and will appear in their upcoming issue.
4/28 "Enraptured in East Tennessee," a non-fiction piece, has been published by the prestigious Punchnel's. http://www.punchnels.com/first-person/enraptured-in-east-tennessee/
4/21 My short story "Hounded Grey Stop" has been accepted by Bewildering Stories. It'll be out in the next five weeks.
4/11 EHS just accepted the poem "Poseidon Night" for their Summer Solstice 2013 issue!
4/9 "Mathematical Emo," a poem, was accepted today by Barely South Review for the September issue!
3/29 "Nightly Drowning" was accepted by OCEAN Magazine, to appear in the Summer 2013 issue.
3/25 "Salt N Pepper: Shut Ya Mouth" accepted by Alimentum Journal & published: www.alimentumjournal.com/featurettes
3/24 “Five Things" accepted by The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, to be published in the coming months.
3/18 “Uncles in Jail" accepted by Poetic Story/KY Story for their anthology: available on Amazon.
At the Key West Literary Seminar 2014, I was honored to read from my poetry and prose. As well as the seminar, I attended the Advanced Fiction workshop hosted by the novelist Susan Shreve. I'm grateful to the KWLS for the scholarship and to Northeast State for paying my travel expenses. I met some wonderful people.
I presented at the 15th Annual John Gardner Conference in Batavia, New York, on 4/13. For the Batavia News Article, Click on the link to the left. The photo below was taken by my dear friend Helen Maier and shows me at the "Gardner Bench" outside of the Pok-A-Dot in Batavia.