My story “Contour” appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Spilled Milk Magazine and was nominated by the editors for the Best of the Net anthology.
I am incredibly appreciative of this recognition and opportunity.
Read Kathryn’s story “Swallow” about Pope John Paul II breaking the third commandment in Mexico City–here!
I am honored to announce that my short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by one of the Prize’s Contributing Editors.
No one story was nominated. Instead, I will be submitting one to three stories of my choice that I had published by small presses in 2016.
Kathryn’s flash fiction piece We Can Go Faster was a finalist in the 2016 Lascaux Review Flash Fiction Contest and has been published online here at Fiction Southeast: http://fictionsoutheast.org/we-can-go-faster/
What started as a full-length flash fiction piece of nearly 1,000 words eventually distilled itself down to a story told in one tangled sentence.
You can read that single sentence, “Bride,” up on Monkeybicycle today as part of a collection of one-sentence stories, here: http://monkeybicycle.net/one-sentence-stories-08-19-2016/
I am honored to announce that author Lindsay Hunter has chosen my short story “The Mother” as the winner of The Conium Review’s 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest.
The story will appear in the fall issue of The Conium Review which is due for release in November 2016.
Upon selecting my story, Hunter said that “this story felt as alive, as full of cells, as the child the protagonist agonizes over carrying. It is heartbreaking and harsh, and an important insight into the ever-morphing chemistry of a mother’s brain. We are and aren’t our mothers, metaphorically and chemically, for better or for worse. Motherhood is a choice; it both is and isn’t.”
So much thanks to Lindsay Hunter and the dedicated staff at The Conium Review, as well as all my workshop peers and professors whose advice helped this piece grow.
Read Kathryn’s prose sestina “Seam Ripper” here at AGNI Online: http://www.bu.edu/agni/fiction/online/2016/hill.html