In recent publishing news a poem I had accepted for Frost Meadow Review a few months ago is published and available now in volume six. Apologies to digital readers but the edition is in paper only here. Never fear though, I am currently liaising with editors on a short story that will be published soon, … Continue reading Write here, write now
Yet another writing update.
On the writing front September has been productive. I have written new poems and sent them on their ways to be considered for publication. I have made progress on short stories, and had helpful feedback from a few different editors who have also sent tips of where to send my writing next. So onward. The … Continue reading Farewell September
On getting useful writing feedback
There's a story I have been writing and rewriting for years. It was a result of a kind of fracture in a longer project I was working on. I abandoned the project in favour of this little story, because it is more interesting, and I am (still) trying to get it right. I thought for … Continue reading Writing alchemy
Yet another piece of personal poetry news...and a cat.
In a happy development during this strange year, another two poems have been accepted for publication. It's a weird time. I am both ok and not ok. I am managing to write new things and edit other things, and do everything else I need to. Meanwhile, I am full of loathing for the spring for … Continue reading It’s something quite peculiar
I am very happy to announce a poem of mine has been published over at Lucky Jefferson in their 365 Collection. Please visit if you feel so inclined. There's not much else to say. The poem will stand (or fall) by itself, on its own terms. I am just relieved some of my work is … Continue reading Going live
I have one flash fiction and one short story that I believe are probably close to the best things I have written so far. What they have in common, apart from me, is they both remain unpublished. I suspect these narratives are not genre-specific enough, but probably slightly too whimsical (?) for the literary publishers. … Continue reading Somehow, it’s August
Things seem to have changed. Or I have changed. As a poet told me recently, there is the business of writing and the work of writing. The business is the endless search for journals and opportunities, and formatting, and sending submissions. The business has somehow come into alignment. I am finding places that want my … Continue reading They come not as single spies