My essay in Hypertext Magazine!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hypertext Magazine offers its Love Bites issue. And my roundabout love story Renovations is part of the fun! This essay is actually many years old. I wrote its first incarnation as part of my creative nonfiction workshop in the University of New Orleans’s MFA program back in 2004. As […]

One door closes…

…and another pops right open. After my first rejection of the year, I received my first acceptance! Hypertext Magazine accepted my essay “Renovations” for publication in (I think) a Valentine’s-themed issue. Not sure if it’s an online issue or print. Either way, YAY! More info as I know it. And a reminder: Keep writing, keep […]

First rejection of the year

Celebrate rejection, right? It means we’re trying. via GIPHY TRYING, not crying. No, really, it was actually a positive rejection (writer friends, you know what I mean). The magazine had rejected one of my two poems right away, but the other one they held onto…for 6 months. As a poetry editor, I know that sometimes […]

Sixfold contest results are in!

The results are in! I participated in one of Sixfold’s reader-voted writing contests, and I found it a fascinating experience. Unlike most contests, each entry is judged by other entrants in three rounds of voting. After I submitted my batch of poems, I received an email telling me when voting began. Then I was able […]

Surrender to the Story: SCBWI Houston conference 2016

Conferences are funny things. So many hungry writers and illustrators, so few gatekeepers standing between us and publishing nirvana. Part of the point is to meet people who might help on your career path. I printed out business cards but only gave out a couple. Schmoozing is not my forte! But I did have great […]