I was a slacker in 2021! Only 17 new stories published, compared to 20 in 2020.
But I have three pieces that were accepted but not yet published, so that evens things out. I was happy to make my debut in some journals, like Flash Frog, Ghost Parachute, Gone Lawn, and New World Writing, and also to revisit past favorites like Atticus Review, Monkeybicycle, 100 Word Story, and Pithead Chapel.
“The Day the Women Walked Away from Alabama,” Stone Gathering, Fall 2021
“Road Runners,” Best Microfiction 2021
Six this year! I think that’s my record.
“How I Learned to Read” won second prize in Flash Fiction Magazine‘s contest
“Layover,” published in Gone Lawn, No. 41, nominated for Best of the Net
“Warm on the Vine,” published in Flash Boulevard, nominated for Best Microfiction
“Mother-Daughter,” published in Monkeybicycle, nominated for Best Microfiction and for the Pushcart Prize
“Telethon,” published in Flash Frog, nominated for Best Small Fictions, 2022
It’s been another busy teaching year! I led eight writing workshops, including classes in flash fiction and revision for Cleaver magazine and microfiction workshops co-taught with Meg Pokrass. I also had the chance to be a student in an Ekphrastic Horror workshop taught by Aimee Parkison at Bending Genres.
If you asked me how I found time to do all that, while also working full time in a non-writing job and taking care of [NUMBER REDACTED] rescue cats, I would tell you I have no idea, and even thinking about it makes me tired. But I’m grateful that I’ve had the chance to connect with so many talented, generous people in the flash writing community this year.