I’m Judging a Contest (and you should enter)

I’m judging a writing contest for the second time for The Write Practice. They’re teaming up with Short Fiction Break to give out $3,000+ in prizes and everyone who enters gets published. You read that right. EVERYONE GETS PUBLISHED! It’s open to fiction or narrative nonfiction, 1500 words max. There’s a theme. You have the option […]

Sifting Through the Crazy

Placing short stories is a bit of a pain. The market is simultaneously overwhelming and disappointing. On one hand, there seems to be countless magazines, ezines, literary blogs, etc. On the other, nothing quite matches up with what I write. Then you’ve got a choice among paid markets and unpaid. Cents per word or flat […]

New Layout

Welcome to my redesigned blog! Simpler, cleaner, easier to navigate (I hope). I think it will be especially friendly to mobile types. I may still be tweaking it here and there over the next few days, so don’t mind the mess. Like it? It’s okay? Loathe it? Don’t give a shit? Let me know in […]

Call for Crit Partners!

I’m in need of a few people who would be willing to swap short stories for critiquing. I mainly write fantasy/magical realism/horror-type stories. Most of them have a dark element to them and don’t have a super happy ending. No rainbows and lollipops here. I’m willing to read pretty much any genre, however, so it […]

Move That Ass!

Writers tend to hole themselves up in their room/writing space, under a blanket, in the dark chasm of the basement. (That’s a bad day, when you feel like crying. You know, when you have to edit and you think everything you’ve ever written is complete and utter bullshit.) We don’t get out, don’t move, really. […]

You Can Read It When It’s Published

This past weekend, I attended the wedding of my husband’s cousin (does that make her my cousin in law?). I haven’t seen any of that side of the family in quite some time, and some (okay, most) of them I don’t know well. Or really at all. So the dance of ‘What do you do?’ […]