Wonky Email Delays Gratification

While still feeling smug about the Faulkner-Wisdom folks saying they liked my novel-in-progress, I logged into Submittable to see what I still have in the active column, with a view to submitting something somewhere. I clicked the “Accepted” tab by accident, knowing I have received no notifications, but three of my story titles were there with a bright green “accepted” tag beside them. Apparently, The Helix Literature and Art Magazine emailed me two weeks ago, but I never received the emails. I could have been happy about this all this time! For whatever reason, I suppose the time wasn’t right yet.

Look for these stories in the Fall 2017 issue:

  • “Chumming for Sharks”
  • “Sea Legs”
  • “The Messenger”

Finding Cabo Rojo-recognized by Faulkner Wisdom

I was pleased to learn today that my novel-in-progress, Finding Cabo Rojo, received some recognition from the judges of the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom competition. It made it to the semi-finals, and I heard through the grapevine they had more submissions this year than they have ever had before. I’ll consider it a win. I’m thrilled!