Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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.

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