Stump in Lake

Stump

Pictured: Rattlesnake Lake

Couple bits of news!

1. I’m thrilled to have a story in the new print issue of Redivider, called “Fit to Scale.” Grateful to the editors!

2. My first few lit journal reviews for the Ploughshares blog are up. You can see them here, here, and here.

3. Yesterday I got an incredibly insightful editorial letter, along with annotations on my novel manuscript, The Hummingbirds, from my agent Reiko Davis. I’m gathering my wits and over the next few months will be tuning the novel up and getting it ready to (hopefully) sell. Wish me luck!

 

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New Water

Yakima River - Winter

Pictured: Upper Yakima River

Happy New Year’s!

I’ve got some news:

1. For the 2015 calendar year, I’m stoked to be taking over a weekly column for the Ploughshares blog, where I’ll be writing reviews of short fiction. The first one is this Saturday…once I get a few done I’ll post links to them and maybe start a tab on the banner or something.

2. I’ve also been selected to be one of this year’s group of Jack Straw fellows. It’s a year-long program that includes public readings, radio spots, an anthology, as well as lots of training in audio and public readings. It’s a huge honor and I’m excited to be a part of it.

3. We’ve already got a handful of signups for my Saturday Morning Fiction workshop through Hugo House in Ballard, but there’s still time and spots open to sign up.

4. We picked up the newest print issue of Spartan this morning from the good folks at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. They look great! In March we’ll be holding a reading and release party – more on that soon. In the meantime, we got some press on Flavorwire (thanks to Sarah Seltzer!) where Spartan was listed as one of the “Ten Unique and Funky Lit Mags to Check Out in 2015.” You can read it here.

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Winter Update

Winter ShilsholePictured: Shilshole Bay with the Olympic Mountains in the background.

An update is in order!

1. My fiction workshop this winter quarter through Hugo House will be in Ballard! It’s 10 weeks and meets on Saturday Mornings starting at the end of January. All the details are here.

2. My short story, “Ice a Mile Thick,” is in the new Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle) yearly anthology, What to Read in the Rain. It’s a cool mix of student writers and those of us long in tooth. I don’t think it’s quite out at places like Elliot Bay Bookstore or Amazon yet but will be soon.

3. The print annual of Spartan is at the printers and will be coming out in early January. This is our second print issue and we’re pretty excited about it. Plus, the good people at the APRIL small press festival have tapped us to host one of their readings in late March. More on that soon.

4. One my short stories, “Tonight We Are Kings,” has been accepted for publication in Virginia Quarterly Review. It will come out this spring. VQR is one of those bucket list places to publish, so I’m really thrilled. I’ll let you know when it comes out.

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