It’s been nearly a month since Ghost City Press released the digital version of Space, Collisions. Thanks to Jennifer Potter, the print cover is shaping up nicely as well. Stay tuned for the release date! And a big thanks to my amazing cover artist.
I received some really great news last night. Rhythm & Bones Lit agreed to publish two of my flash fiction stories! You will be able to read “Shadows Cannot be Seen in the Pitch-Black” in issue three of the magazine and “How to Suffocate a Shark” in issue four. Many, many thanks to Tianna, Renee, and Charlie for the kind acceptance letter. I can’t wait!
Hey, friends! My micro-chapbook, Space, Collisions, is available now! I’m thrilled to have my first ever micro-chapbook released into the world. I hope you’ll check it out. If you’re on Goodreads, remember you can add it to your shelves here. I’m working on a print version too, which will be available soon. For those of you who check it out, thanks for reading!
I’m so grateful for the support I received from the good people at Ghost City Press. Being a small part of the 2018 summer micro-chapbook series is a huge blessing. A massive thank you to everyone who helped me with the stories and their publication. This profession is tough, but your kindnesses have made the burden much lighter.
Remember when I wrote that I was trying to read more Christian fiction? Well, I’ve been working on finding good homes for my own Christian fiction too. Thanks to the lovely editors at Fathom Magazine, I now have a new Christian flash fiction story published. You can find the story, “Though the Earth Gives Way,” in the Rebellion issue (No. 20). Thanks to Managing Editor Jonathan Minnema for accepting this flash and, also, thanks to the other editors at Fathom Magazine who had a hand in publishing this story. I’m really grateful to be a small addition to this rad publication.
Surprise! “One Woman’s Junk” was selected for Newfound’s annual print issue.
Here are some details about No. 4 from Newfound’s website:
- …featuring the best of vo. 8 + poetry by our 2017 Anzaldúa Poetry Prize finalists.
- Full color, perfect-bound, 56 pages, 8.5″ x 11″ on acid-free and FSC-certified paper.
- Purchase also allows three PDF downloads.
Many thanks to the hardworking editors at Newfound for allowing my flash fiction to be part of the print issue. It’s truly an honor to be side-by-side with so many talented creators.
I hope you all will check it out! Thanks so much for reading if you do.
This past Tuesday, Crack the Spine included my flash fiction story, “While Taking Photographs in Nepal,” in Issue 238 of the magazine. Founder and Editor Kerri Farrell Foley made the entire experience a joyful one and I’m grateful for the lovely presentation of my work. I’m so thankful to be published in this literary magazine, which I have admired for a while now. Please check out the story if you have time, along with all of the other beautiful offerings in this issue. Thanks for reading!
The annual Ghost City Press Summer Micro-Chapbook Series kicked off today with Sara Adams’s Casserole. There will be new works of poetry, prose, and art released each day from May 28 to September 7. My collection of stories, Space, Collisions, will release July 19. I hope you’ll check it out!
And because I’m writing about my micro-chapbook, it should be noted that the collection now has a cover! The artist is Jennifer Potter, a talented illustrator and the creator of Echo’s Rift. She really went above and beyond to make the cover fit with the writing. To fully appreciate the intricate details added to the cover art, you can watch Potter’s speedpaint video on YouTube.
I’m hoping for some reviews for Space, Collisions, and have submitted an advance reading copy (ARC) of the micro-chapbook to a couple of places for consideration. My hometown newspaper was kind enough to publish an announcement on their website. One of the current editors of Blue River also expressed interest in reviewing the collection for the Blue River blog.
If you know of any places that accept review requests for micro-chapbooks—or if you’re an independent reviewer interested in receiving an ARC—please reach out to me at leeann [dot] n [dot] holmes [at] gmail [dot] com. You can also review Space, Collisions on Goodreads after its release.
It’s going to be an exciting summer. I hope you all will check out the micro-chapbook series. And as always, if you do, thanks for reading.