Overall, I am very bad at updating the news section of my website, but I’m brainstorming ways to be more engaged for my two readers (hi, Mom). In the meantime, I wanted to make a post about the work I had published in 2020.
Early in the covid-19 pandemic, I wrote an essay about not wanting children, but also loving my family and friends’ children. Another Chicago Magazine was kind enough to include it among their “Dispatches from a Pandemic” series. You can read it here: Motherhood, or the Carolina Wren (May 2020).
Over the summer, I submitted a flash piece that I had written back during my Friday writing group days in New Orleans. You Scamper appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of The Citron Review. I have my writing friend, Deb, to thank for describing the taste of acorns.
The most surprising publication in 2020 was winning second place in Philadelphia Stories‘s contest. Dead Women was published in the fall. I put the entire check toward student loans, may they one day be forgiven amen.
One of my oldest and longest-suffering short stories (which, fun fact, I read at my graduate reading in 2013) was published in the Winter 2020 issue of december magazine. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? is mystery and memory all wrapped up in one.
Then, I kicked off 2021, with a runner-up publication in Yalobusha Review: At the Museum of Southern Art.
All of my past publications or links to purchase the issues in which they appear can be found by clicking “writing” up above.