Awarded 2nd Place for Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest

I'm humbled to share that I've been accepted by Glimmer Train, one of my dream markets. This was the first literary journal I read. They inspired me to start submitting and have read most of my fiction. And though 2019 will be their last year in print, I'm incredibly honored that I won 2nd place… Continue reading Awarded 2nd Place for Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest

Learn to Submit with My Free Resources

After my successful workshop at the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival, "How to Submit Your Writing for Publication," I'm making several resources available for free on my blog: Finding Quality Submission Opportunities — using my favorite approaches & toolsCover Letter Template for literary journals — helpful placeholders, example writing bio, advice for what not to doSubmissions… Continue reading Learn to Submit with My Free Resources

Summer 2019 Writing Contest Roundup

See my latest roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed: This contest submissions season covers deadlines from June 1, 2019 through September 1, 2019. Summer is a slower time for any literary journal or contest associated with a university, but there are still opportunities between beach waves and new drafts. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover,… Continue reading Summer 2019 Writing Contest Roundup

Spring 2019 Writing Contest Roundup

See my latest roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed: This submissions season covers deadlines from March 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019. How was the start of your writing year? Deep into drafts and submissions or still working up to your first? Here’s another invigorating round of opportunities. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover, and New… Continue reading Spring 2019 Writing Contest Roundup

Winter 2018 Writing Contest Roundup

See my latest contest roundup for Writer Unboxed: This submissions season covers deadlines from December 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. Don’t let your words wither on your hard drive! Finish the year strong by sending out your best work and start the new year with an invigorating round of submissions. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable… Continue reading Winter 2018 Writing Contest Roundup

How Loathing Travel, Public Transit, a Tuscan Residency, 24 Rejections, and a Writing Conference Led to My First Published Short Story

What happens when a luggage thief picks the wrong target on the early-morning airport train? Dive into the mind of a snarky antagonist in "A Damn Fine Town," my first short story publication, available now in Down & Out: The Magazine, Vol. 1, Issue 4.

Fall 2018 Writing Contest Roundup

See my latest contest roundup for Writer Unboxed: This submissions season covers deadlines from September 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018. Fall is a great time to be submitting. As another academic year begins, many university-affiliated literary journals reopen their reading periods. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, and Submittable Discover for many of these… Continue reading Fall 2018 Writing Contest Roundup

“Reading Willow” Published in The Common

What expectations transcend distance and life changes? I explore that in under 400 words in my latest flash fiction publication, "Reading Willow" in The Common. What amount of effort went into getting "Reading Willow" published? 2 drafts5 submissions2 rejections2 withdrawals These are lucky numbers, especially given that this story didn't earn any encouraging rejections. Read on… Continue reading “Reading Willow” Published in The Common

Summer 2018 Writing Contest Roundup

See my latest contest roundup for Writer Unboxed: This submissions season covers fiction contests with deadlines between June 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, and Submittable Discover for many of these contests. I found 15 opportunities for emerging and established fiction writers. Each comes with its own handy list… Continue reading Summer 2018 Writing Contest Roundup