New Fiction on LITRO


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.


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This week, I was delighted to receive my contributor's copy of Issue #6 of Red Earth Reviewfrom 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!

New Fiction on Mud Season Review

Photo by Pi Gardiner.

Photo by Pi Gardiner.

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."

Check out "The Lady of the House" or read the full issue here.  

A Beautiful Night for an Open Mic

A musical performance from the Merchant's House September Open Mic in the Garden.

A musical performance from the Merchant's House September Open Mic in the Garden.

Last night, I hosted the Merchant's House Museum's second Open Mic in the Garden, and it was an overwhelming success. We had poetry readings, group singing, guitar playing, and plenty of drama (on stage, of course). The weather held and the wine was excellent, and the House's new garden lights provided the perfect ambient glow.

I'm also proud to announce: we've decided to make this an ongoing monthly series! Dates are still to be determined, but follow the Merchant's House on Facebook or Twitter (or keep checking back here) for more information.