[Apologies for the sporadic posts the past few weeks. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends—writing & reading my heart out, just not doing much of it online.]
Waiting to hear back from: Fishtrap Writer-in-Residence position, Greensboro Short Fiction Awards, Creative Nonfiction Journal (made first cuts!), Calyx (made 3rd cuts!), Andy Warhol Creative Capital Foundation Arts Writers Grant ($30,000), Headlands Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Full Fellowship, Lorian Hemingway Contest, Serving House Journal, Whispering Pines Press Flash Fiction Contest, Electric Literature, Ploughshares, Fringe Magazine, and Harper’s Magazine.
[Kind of how I feel: Fending off the world and taking it all in, at the same time]
Recent rejections from: The Sun Magazine, The Normal School, Third Coast, and New Ohio Review (personal rejections from those last two, though!)
Recent acceptances: Accepted to lecture for Interlochen College of Creative Arts (continuing ed) 4x this summer. Accepted to write about Eric Knoche for Ceramics Monthly magazine this fall. Accepted hire from amateur writer looking for coaching with his memoir studies. Accepted hire from agent looking for an editor to critique a manuscript by an author he represents. Accepted as 1st Prize Winner in the Press 53 Open Awards (for short story) and published in their forthcoming anthology.
Currently in print: This week, University of Alaska Press’ latest anthology hit the stands, which includes a short-short story by me! The collection is beautiful and includes photography, prose, and poetry. It is called Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska and can be purchased here. Also on the stands is one exhibition review in Surface Design Journal, available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
In the past 8 days: Started 3 new short-shorts and finished one of them. Sent in 3 submissions to journals or contests. Job-searched 2011 fellowships and grants. Made two new friends on faculty (violin teachers who hadn’t heard of Andrew Bird…you can imagine how the conversation took off from there). Watched 5 war-drama episodes (Tour of Duty and Off to War). Did 800 crunches at varying angles and velocities. Did 120 assisted chin-ups. Walked a lot. Ate a lot. Slept very little.
Anyone else tired?