Tuesday, January 3, 2012

And More Good News This Evening

The January issue of Contemporary American Voices is out.

And who would have thought that when I finally started writing creative pieces about the myotonia, my first complaint would be about patients instead of doctors? Certainly not me!

Flash Piece in Squawk Back

I'm very excited to have a piece of flash fiction in this week's issue of Squawk Back.

I usually have quite a hard time placing my fiction; it seems to be a little too odd for outlets looking for conventional work, and not quite odd enough for outlets looking for the unconventional. That's a broad generalization, I know, but it's the simplest way to explain the situation in a paragraph. A recent rejection slip for a nontraditional piece that could certainly not be described as warm (not this story, but it's had its share) should help illustrate the point:

I found this story a very pleasant read, and it kept me interested all the way through. However, I don't think it's quite right for [name redacted], as it doesn't have that "cold" feel to it that I'm seeking. As such I will not be using it in the magazine, though I'm sure you'll be able to find a home for this elsewhere.

I'm thrilled to be starting the new year off right.