I'm so happy to have my newest poem appearing in the Summer issue of The Remembered Arts Journal. Enjoy "There Is No Shame In Being Swallowed By Leviathan" today. This is the second poem published in this fine journal, and I'm really grateful. Thanks to Editor Elise Matich for being so kind!
My first publication of 2019 is out now this week - check out "Goodnight" in 3Elements Review.
I've received my contributor's copies for my second and third acceptances of 2019. I'll post links to the online content as soon as they're out. Look for "You Were Her Neighbor" in The Sandy River Review and "Tight-Ropers" in Penumbra Art and Literary Journal soon. (Note: "Tight-Ropers" is now available online)
This week Bacopa Literary Review selected my creative non-fiction piece entitled "Fluttering Bones of the Fireless Serpent" for publication in their fall issue. This makes my fourth acceptance of the year. Yeah!!!
I took a four day writing retreat at the end of the summer of 2018, and finished the first draft of a novella. I wasn't sure I'd be able to grind for 8-12 hour days, four in a row, so I was pretty nervous. When I finished I was elated. Another boundary has been knocked over. Now, on to revisions. I'd also like to thank my wife Jessica for shouldering all family responsibilities so I could focus all my energies on conquering this task. Thanks, babe!
(Revisions for this story are out and I've begun the process of submitting to publishers) Wish me luck:)
I'm currently writing short stories, revising a first historical novel (endlessly, it seems), starting a second, and mulling a short-story collection. I've more to do, and it seems like the cracks of time are fewer and farther between. Lord, have mercy!
I am proud to announce that Noah, my eldest son, has received his first publication. His poem "The Right Ingredients" was published in Issue #100 of Amazing Kids! Magazine. Great work, buddy!
My response in the "Why I Write" section over at WriteOnFightOn is up. Go check it out and take in the wise reflections of Jay Armstrong. I am grateful you thought of me, Jay. Keep up the good fight!