I neglected to share this article about me when it came out a year ago. I am still at Texas Review Press now.
I’m pleased that my 2nd round story for the NYC Short Story Challenge 2016, “The Art of the Bargain,” received an honorable mention. Only four stories advanced to round three from each heat, and I was number 5. I’m still proud to have made it that far. I’ll certainly participate in this contest again. It was a lot of fun, and I’ve come away feeling good about my writing. I’ll share the story eventually. . . For now I want to implement some of the excellent suggestions the judges made to improve it.
This summer I participated once again in the WritersWeekly.com 24-Hour Short Story contest, and I won a prize. Okay, I didn’t place in the top three, so the prize was not of the cash variety, but my story was recognized as “worthy” which is far more important to me. The story is titled, “The Meek Inherit the Earth,” and it offers a glimpse into one young man’s emergence into the wide world, with his chicken under his arm, just as everything is falling apart. I won’t publish it here, since I hope someone else will also find it worthy, but if you would like to read it, please use the contact page to let me know. – Kim 😉
I just received my copy of News from the Raven: Essays from Sam Houston State University on Medieval and Renaissance Thought. I don’t have an essay in this book, but I designed the cover for my friend Dr. Darcy Hill.
The book is a compilation of essays that were presented last year at the Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Culture and Thought that was hosted at Sam Houston State University. It has essays on literature, architecture, culture, music, rhetoric and composition. Several of my friends have essays published here. I keep flipping through the pages admiring what a good job Anna Jennings did with the interior layout. The publishers, Cambridge Scholars, seemed demanding when we were working with them, but the result is really nice.