Thrilled to share the news that my lyric essay “Strike Anywhere” has just been accepted at Quarterly West. This is the second essay from my recently completed series on the four classical elements to have found a home–it’s theme, no surprise, is fire. Also Jack Tripper’s in it. On skates.
Late last summer I started work on a series of lyric essays, each inspired by one of the four classical elements: earth, air, water and fire. As I begin drafting the final one, it’s a massive delight to announce that the first essay, “Each Breeze Began Life Somewhere As a Little Cough” has just been accepted by Passages North as a future online bonus. In a nightmarish national news week(s), I’m very thankful for this.
A personal essay I wrote this spring just got accepted by the Colorado Review today for their spring 2014 issue. Four hours after I got that acceptance, and agreed to it, (before I even had time to withdraw it from other journals) I got an email from another amazing journal also accepting it. Two acceptances for the same piece in the same day. That is a new one for me, and I’m still floored.
This is my first full essay acceptance, and that it was from the Colorado Review is a dream come true.