kEY wEST lITERARY sEMINAR 2015
1/25/15 My poem "Poseidon Night" will be reprinted in the poetry book Roaring Deep, edited by Rebecca Buchanan: delightful news!
1/8-1/16 2015 Spent a lovely week at the Key West Literary Seminar. Met Charles Johnson! Took a seminar with Susan Shreve. Many thanks to Miles Frieden and Arlo Haskell for all of their help and support. Stayed at the Authors Guesthouse.
11/12/14 Thanks for letting me share this with you. Very honored to have been named the Grand Prize Winner in Pen2Paper's Writing Competition, subject: disabilities. My piece "Riding, Falling" is posted on their website:
11/2/14 My poem "Late Summer Tomatoes" was published in WestWard Quarterly this week.
10/9/14 Poetry Quarterly has accepted my poems "Certain Easter Sundays" and "Hallowafternoon to E'en".
10/9/2014 A piece of mine called "Riding/Falling" has been named a finalist in the Pen2Paper Fiction contest. It'll be published on their website this month.
9/29/14 "Fizz and Blending" has been accepted for reprint by See Spot Run Magazine and will appear in this month's issue.
9/27/14 Nice wake-up email! The contest gave everyone the first half of the story.
Dear Sandy, Just a note to let you know your story ending was longlisted.
If you click more and scroll down, you will find your ending posted in the longlist.
Thank you for entering our contest!
Aurore Lebas/Editor of Brilliant Flash Fiction
9/1 Good news for the poetry chapbook contest: Casey Shay Press narrowed the field of contenders once more, from over 200 to 1/4 of that and Hanging Tight Aboard the Stella Irene made the cut:
8/30/2014 Happy news from the Key West Literary Society: a nice scholarship and free lodging for the 2015 Seminar/Workshop. Looks like I'm headed back to paradise in January. Thanks, Miles, and everyone who wrote letters for me, especially Larry McD.
8/26/14 My novel, Haley's Comment, is finished and on its way to prospective agents. Fingers crossed.
8/12/14 I've been promoted to Associate Professor at Northeast State Community College.
7/31/14 Just received notice: I'm a quarter-finalist in the Mary Ballard chapbook competition hosted by Casey Shay Press for my poetry collection Hanging Tight Aboard the Stella Irene.
7/12/14 Here's the link to the Perihelion SF story: http://www.perihelionsf.com/1407/fiction_2.htm
7/7/14 Poetica Victorian has accepted my poem "The Wayfaring Skunk" for their next issue.
7/2/2014 "Seven Times Seven," one of my Key West poems, will appear in Bohemia's August ed.
6/26/2014 My poem "Extinct" has been accepted by WestWard Quarterly and they're also publishing "Late Summer Tomatoes" in their Fall issue.
6/20/2014 Angle Poetry is going to publish my poems "CSX" and "Wizardry" in their next issue.
6/18/2014 "A Place For Oysters," my Moon set short story, has found a home at Perihelion Magazine. Going live July 12.
6/5/2014 "Local Charity," a poem of mine, has been accepted and published by The Camel Saloon:http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/2014/06/local-charity.html Thanks, editor Russell Streur!
5/3/2014 OCEAN Magazine today accepted my poem "The Trip Out and Back" (a tide poem) for their next issue. I'm joyous to be part of this beautiful magazine again! Thanks, editor Diane Buccheri!
5/1/2014 My poem "Yard Cicles" found a home in the summer issue of The Summerset Review, now live. Thanks, Poetry Editor Meredith Davies!
4/30/14 Haiku Journal has accepted "Fourth of July Showers" for its summer issue: http://haikujournal.org/e-issues/.
4/28/14 Wilderness House Literary Journal accepted my poems "Sea Days," "Homing Instincts," and "Just Past the Bulrush" for their summer issue. It's been a good day (see below),
4/28/14 My poem "May Song" has been chosen by Hyacinth Noir for their Beltaine issue, available May 1st. Set at ETSU.
4/24/14 Mountain Tales Press has honored me with the Ghost Mountain Award for "Rattlers and Aliens, 1972." Truly, I want the T-shirt (and to visit Ghost Mountain):
4/17/14 Synchronized Chaos will publish three of the April poems, "Tick Tock Clock," "Branded by Smoke," and "The Composite," as well as that old John Gardner as motorcycle ghost story "Reciprocus."
4/5/14 "Spectrum 13," my novella set at Washington College, is up on the Blue Lake Review: http://bluelakereview.weebly.com/spectrum-13.html
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."
JANUARY 2014... At the Key West Literary Seminar 2014, I was honored to meet Billy Collins, one of my favorite poets, and 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.