I know it’s been a while since my last blog post. Self-publishing Beautiful, Complicated Family has made things pretty busy. I’m learning a lot during this process, and I’m also having fun. I can hardly wait for November 5 to get here so I can share the collection with everyone. Despite being pulled in multiple directions, I received some wonderful news yesterday that forced me to slow down for a little bit.
My flash fiction story, “Wind Chill” was published in The Wellington Street Review this summer, and the editors have nominated the story for the 2019 Best of the Net Anthology. The anthology aims “to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices who are publishing their work online”. This was the best surprise I’ve received in a very long time. I am still a little shocked that the editors of The Wellington Street Review selected my story for this honor.
The competition will be stiff. According to the editor’s note for the 2018 Best of the Net Anthology, “hundreds of literary magazines” submitted “well over a thousand pieces of literature” last year. It’s possible that there could be even more nominations this year. Whether my story is selected by the judges for the short list or the story actually makes it into the anthology, I can’t fathom being any happier than I am right now. Many thanks to The Wellington Street Review. If you haven’t read “Wind Chill” yet, you can read it here.