This Friday, I'll be reading at Brooklyn's Tip Top Bar & Grill with the Denim Skin team! Come check it out; there'll be great writing, great people, and great food and drink! Doors open at 8 p.m. All are welcome!
In this new article up on DIY MFA, I discuss five beginnings to novels (or short stories) I see all too frequently in my capacity as an acquiring editor. From characters waking up to sudden screaming, here are some openers you may want to avoid, and why. Check out the article "Bad Beginnings: Five Story Openers to Avoid" here!
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories was chosen as an IndieFAB Finalist for Best Anthology of 2016! This is an incredible honor and I am so deeply grateful to see the hard work of these emerging writers being not only acknowledged but celebrated. Congratulations to all the writers anthologized in SOMS, and thank you so, so much to everyone who has supported us along the way!
I am pleased to announce that I have two new articles up on DIY MFA. If you're considering submitting your book to a publisher, check out The Eight Most Common Reasons I Send a Rejection, and if you've already signed a contract, here are some practical suggestions for How to Streamline Your Editing Experience.
And, belatedly, I'm excited to share with you that DIY MFA named me one of five writers who made an impact on that site! Thank you to Gabriela Pereira, Bess Cozby, and the team at DIY MFA for this honor!
On Friday, December 2, I'll be reading with the Three Rooms Press family as part of our annual holiday Prose! Poetry! Party! If you've never attended a 3RP event before, this is the best event of the year! The party will include readings by incredible 3RP authors, giveaways of the best books, drinks, discussions, and more. Come meet the press and celebrate the end of 2016!
For more information, visit our event page here.