The air is getting warmer and the blossoms are in full bloom here on the west coast. Spring brings renewal and brighter days. Here are some announcements to celebrate the new season:
WRITING, READING, & WORKING
Essay writing keeps me occupied — writing and revising and deleting and writing some more! I hope to soon be able to announce some forthcoming publications. Stay tuned!
Currently, I’m reading My Dark Places by James Ellroy. Next in line in my reading queue is I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara.
I have joined NYC Midnight as a Judge for the fiction competitions this year, and I couldn’t be happier. One of the best things writers can do (if they’re lucky) is have the opportunity to read and offer feedback for other writers out there. I get to do exactly that as an NYC Midnight Judge!
I hope you’ll consider joining the Micro Fiction Challenge, starting in mid-May. Read more about it here. If you’d like to learn more about the judges, you can find our bios on this page.
Spreading word of all that’s good among us
- After his book deal was cancelled earlier this year, writer Christopher Evans was happy to announce that his debut book of short fiction was picked up by House of Anansi Press!
- In more short fiction news, Francine Cunningham’s short-story collection will be published by Invisible Press in 2022. You can learn more about Francine’s amazing work on her website.
- Literary agent Cooke McDermid now represents the awesome talent that is Josiah Neufeld. I had the pleasure of workshopping fiction and nonfiction alongside Josiah when we were both enrolled in the MFA Program at UBC. I cannot wait to see more of his important work out in the world. You can learn more about Josiah on his website.
Cheers to a bright Spring and an even brighter summer.
Until then, take care & stay safe!