Happenings

My long poem Ubbits, written in support of Black Lives Matter, will be published in the e-book anthology Resist With Every Inch and Every Breath in September 2021. More details to follow. The latest word from Dan Fielding, the editor from Lonely Cryptid Media, is the RWEIAEB anthology has been moved back to February 2022. Stay tuned.

My microfiction piece The Sad, Grievous Death of Edgar Allan Poe will be published in 42 Stories Anthology in 2022 or 2023. As of October 2021, he still needs a few hundred more pieces to fill out the anthology.

Slow Dancing with a Prosthetic Leg, a 6,000 word transgressive fiction story, has been put on hold by the editor of the anthology In Filth It Shall Be Found (Outcast Press). As explained on their website: Medieval alchemy had a saying: in sterquiliniis invenitur which translates as: in filth it shall be found. Carl Jung expounded on this saying what we most desire in life may be found in places we least want to explore. A final decision on the story will be made after the submissions window closes on 6/30/21. [Sadly, SLDWAPL did not make the final cut for IFISBF].

My short story All Aboard is still being held for consideration by Pif Magazine. They’ve advised that a final decision should be coming soon so I hope to hear from them by the end of October if not sooner. Keeping my fingers crossed.

The Shower, a longer surrealistic and existentialist poem using Poe’s rhyme scheme for The Raven was rejected for Bonemilk. However, the editors at Gutslut Press liked the poem enough that they asked if it was still available as they want to publish it in another of their planned anthologies called Suicidal Party Aliens where it would be a better fit. I told them it was available and I would love for it to published there. I will keep you updated as I learn more.

Wednesday 11/3/21: Just finished recording two villanelles for the NEA Big Read: Voices from the Past podcast. I wrote these poems, and read them, for my parents funerals. Even in Hardscrabble Soil was written for my mother and From on Great Heights was written for my father. Marty Achatz did the recording and editing. I will get back here with more details once the podcast is posted.