September 20, 2019 – Excited that two of my newer pieces have been accepted for inclusion in LATINanthology’s Land & Territory: An International Anthology (publication scheduled for the end of November 2019). Very privileged to be part of a publication that explores the negotiation of ethnicity and space.
September 16, 2019 – Just received an email tonight notifying me that I have been long-listed as a nominee for the 2019 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year in poetry for “Blue Sky through Bare Branches”, originally published at Foliate Oak Magazine. THE BEST NEWS but, unfortunately, I have to pass on the invitation to read at the Over the Edge Culture Nite open mic on the 20th of this month, since it is in Ireland. Many thanks to Over the Edge co-organizers Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins for the honor and the opportunity!
September 16, 2019 – Thrilled to have another haiku featured today at Poetry Pea’s “Haiku Pea” podcast (“Flowers” theme – Series #2, Episode #18). Many thanks to Patricia for her continued support.
Next month, I will have an untitled haiku (a.k.a. “Deathbed”) featured for their “Spirits” episode, so stay tuned!
September 16, 2019 – Excited to have two of my favorite poems, “Coffeehouse Romance” and “Storms” (both originally published at Cajun Mutt Press), reprinted today at Queer As In Fuck You! Magazine for their inaugural issue (September 2019). Definitely plan on resubmitting to this awesome new GLBTQ+ literary mag sometime soon.
September 13, 2019 – NEW poem “Burn” (about growing up–languishing, really–in a small, rural town) was accepted today at The Bitchin’ Kitsch for publication October 1st this year. This one had been knocking around my head for a few months now, so it was SO great to finally get it down on paper. It is always fun to work out old angst, you know.
A HUGE thanks to Co-creator and Editor Chris Talbot-Heindl for accepting the piece!
September 12, 2019 – Thrilled to have three of my haikus, “Solace #2”, “Contentment”, and “Pyre”, up at The Elixir Magazine in their September issue. Also, I am happy to report that I have accepted the position of Poetry Co-Editor at the magazine and will be assisting Poetry Editor Maryam Quereshi in her tireless efforts to bring Elixir readers some of the most amazing verse out there. This is quite the honor, especially since I will be wrapping up my first year with Elixir in a few months as an Editor (poetry, CNF, and fiction) and Artist-in-Residence. Many thanks to Founder & Editor-in-Chief Esra AlNaggar for the opportunity and all her support!
Great way to meet 2020!!!
September 12, 2019 – Wonderful news today!!! Short story “When Blood Wants Blood”, originally published at Down in the Dirt Magazine, was accepted for reprint at fresh.ink (publication date TBD). Keeping my fingers crossed about a second piece that I sent to them (i.e., “Roadkill”) that is still under consideration. Many thanks to fresh.ink’s Editorial Team for the inclusion in their amazing publication.
September 10, 2019 – Excited that one of my favorite poems, “Smooth Whiskey”, was accepted for reprint at Locust Magazine (publication date TBD). Many thanks to Editor Patrick Gasperini for the acceptance of this previously published piece.
September 7, 2019 – Excited to have a book review for my feature-length collection of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints (Alien Buddha Press, April 2019) published today at Ethos Literary Journal! Many thanks to Chief Editor Kiriti Sengupta and for all his support and Sarbajit Sarkar for his wonderfully generous review!!!
September 4, 2019 – Thrilled to make my tenth anthology appearance and have two poems reprinted in CultureCult Magazine’s poetry anthology, Nocturne. Publication date TBD. Many thanks to Jay Chakravarti, Nocturne anthology editor, and the original publishers of the pieces Terror House Magazine (“Nothing Lasts”) and Expat Press (“Fireflies”).