I am so thrilled and honored that Litro chose my newest short story, "What the River Takes," for their #SundayStory feature. Litro is one of the UK's leading arts and literary magazines, and has been a long-time dream publication for me. This story is about guilt and consequences, and feeling like you don't belong, and I'm so excited to share it with you. You can read it online here.
This week, I was delighted to receive my contributor's copy of Issue #6 of Red Earth Review, from the Red Earth MFA in Oklahama City University. I'm deeply honored that the editors chose to include my short story "The Things That Change." You can read a free version online here, or if you'd prefer to read a print copy, visit the Red Earth Review website for details about where to purchase this gorgeous journal. I'm thrilled to share my work with you!
On Saturday, July 7th, I'll be teaching a class on "Writing YA Fiction" at the Writers Workshop of Asheville in North Carolina. Come learn some do's and don'ts of YA, common mistakes and tropes, the differences between writing the teen voice for YA and for adult audiences, and much more. The class will include readings, writing exercises, and a workshop. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit the TWWOA website. Hope to see you there!
I am delighted to announce that my modern gothic story "The Lady of the House" has been included in Issue #34 of Mud Season Review! Editor-in-chief Lauren Bender writes: "In Constance Renfrow’s story “The Lady of the House,” what appears to be a classic ghost story takes on an extra psychosocial layer, exploring the dysfunctional relationship between the main character Marla and her new husband Armand."