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So much has happened since my last blog post. The Fall 2017 semester began quickly, and here we are, suddenly November, with only five weeks left. How is that possible? Today, we enjoy the luxury of an extra hour . . to write, to daydream, to take a walk, to clear one's mind of all the things happening in our day to day to day living.
Literary Developments (giving back):
In August 2017, I joined the Poetry Advisory Board for The Literary Nest https://theliterarynest.com/
It is such a pleasure to join poets Annie Finch, Andrena Zawinski, and Erica Gross in collaboration with founding editor Pratibha Kelapure.
We hope to help Pratibha Kelapure increase the visibility of The Literary Nest, which has consistently published some of the best writing from established and emerging writers.
"Poetry matters. Poetry is the well-choreographed dance of words accompanied by rhythmic sounds, and lyrical movement of the human spirit. "— Pratibha Kelapure
And, in August 2017, I became the flash fiction editor for Schuylkill Valley Journal http://www.svjlit.com/
Here are the submission guidelines:
Flash Fiction: Short fiction up to 2,500 words. Stories must be stories and contain: Problem. Conflict. Resolution. We like funny, sad, ugly, beautiful stories, with a dose of insight. We love irony. Above all, stories must be well-written. So please proofread your work before sending it to us. Send 1-3 stories in the body of an email (attachments will not be opened), with a cover letter and brief bio (no more than 75 words) to email@example.com
I really love both of these journals and their long standing and dedicated editors. I hope that those of you who read my blog will consider sending work to either or both journals.