I was a bit surprised to discover that my story “Ice” was included last week in Issue 3 of the UK online magazine The Red Line, here. Nobody told me about it, and if I hadn’t happened to Google myself last night I wouldn’t have known.
Sounds odd, maybe, but this kind of thing has happened to me twice (that I know of) before. I shortlisted in the PRISM International short fiction contest once, and had a story included in an anthology once, and both times the only way I found out was via Google. Sheesh! Anyway, writers, I encourage you to get in the habit of Googling yourself now and then. It’s amazing what you find out.
Here we are, June 4th, and I still think it’s about March. March 1995. Well, no, that’s not really true, but let’s just say things are blurring along. I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through the year.
I was most pleased to get an acceptance last week from The Antigonish Review. Yay! No details on when my story will appear yet; I’ll post when I find out. This will be my second appearance in TAR’s pages. My first was my story “Blue Lake”, which they ran in 2009. Very happy to have work in TAR again.
My residency with AWCS is now also halfway over. Short-Short Bootcamp was a success (drop and give me 500 words!). Now we have more consults and judging in the All in the Words story contest. If you entered, I’d say this would be a good time to bribe the judges. Wine and chocolate are always welcome. And then we have my closing reading at dear old Owl’s Nest Books on June 27th, at which the finalists are also invited to read. That should be a lot of fun.
And then, after that, I am taking a break!