Welp, yesterday was definitely a record-breaking day for me: I had five writings appear in three different literary magazines!
Here's a re-cap:
1. Three of my flash fiction pieces were published by a new literary magazine called Maudlin House. I wasn't sure to expect from these guys, but as soon as I saw the cover art for the first issue on Twitter, I knew that what they had in store (or should I say under the tent?) was going to be good.
Simply put, I love everything about this new literary magazine. Their website design is sharp. Plus, I'm thrilled that they selected my pieces for publication in their FIRST issue. Good stuff. Check it out here, and don't forget to subscribe to their mailing list!
2. My fourth publication of the day was by the wonderful, music-inspired literary magazine Mixtape Methodology. They published a humorous piece ("Dog Adoption Hut") that details what could happen if dogs' barks could be catered to our musical tastes. Curious? :)
3. Last but not least, another humorous piece, "How to Keep Your Enamel Exhibit Presentable," was chosen for publication by The Gambler. This was a fun one for me because these are the magazine's submission guidelines: "Work is selected by using a method that relies largely on chance. Submissions are collected and numbered in the order they arrive and then a random selection of numbers decides. Winning numbers may come from anywhere: a Powerball ticket, an editor’s social security number, or numbers that are divisible by nine. Why nine? Why not? These selections are then reviewed by editors, put through a revision process (if needed, sometimes submission are wonderful just the way they are), and published online." So, lucky me. This piece found a unique home!
Coming this month, I'll have a short story published by Grouch, a funky literary magazine based out of Melbourne, Australia, and a flash fiction piece published by Digging Through the Fat: ripping out the heart, which is run by a fellow theNewerYork contributor. A few others may pop up here and there . . . stay tuned! September is my birthday month so I'm hoping that I will have a lot of good news to share about various projects I'm working on and a new dog that I'll be looking forward to welcoming into my life.
Thanks for reading,
P.S. I also want to mention that I made the Top 25 for The Molotov Cocktail's Flash Monster Contest! My email read: "We received a relatively large number of submissions, so your inclusion in the Top 25 is meant to both be encouraging (it wasn't an easy feat to accomplish!)." All smiles here.
Fiction, poetry, and all that good stuff . . .