Read Split Lip Magazine’s #SLFAQ

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I recently took part in Split Lip Magazine‘s #SLFAQ chat on behalf of CHEAP POP. We talked about the submission process: what do we look for? What makes a piece stand out? What do we see a lot of? What advice do we have?

You can read the recap here.

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Michigan’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction is out NOW!

You can now purchase Michigan’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction! mich emerging writers.jpg

In it, you’ll find my essay, “Stories I’ve Written Instead of Writing About You.” Here’s a little snippet:

I do not know how to tell your story, so I tell other stories. I’ve come close to writing about you, once or twice, but each time feels disingenuous. Further and further away from the truth.

You can buy Michigan’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction here.

17 Favorites from 2017

Because I’m cheesy and like lists, here are my 17 favorite stories from 2017 (including my favorite of mine):

(IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)

“Arlene” by Libby Flores at Paper Darts

“Life, Without” by Lynsey Morandin at Jellyfish Review

“Woman of the Century” by Claire Polders in matchbook

“In a Chapel Built of Trees” by Robert James Russell in b(OINK)

“To Be Devoured” by Maddie Anthes in Jellyfish Review

“The Only Living Girl in a Rock Opera” by Hannah Cohen in Luna Luna 

“Grace” by Brandon Taylor in The Rumpus

“What a Headless Boy Would See” by Cathy Ulrich in jmww

“V-Card” by Meghan Phillips in Paper Darts

“What the Water Took” by Annabelle Carvell in wildness

“Life, Redacted” by Marsha McSpadden in Necessary Fiction

“The Possible Causes of Your Suffering” by Mercedes Lucero in Paper Darts 

“Whispering Against the Wind” by Mary Lynn Reed in formercactus 

“Night Call” by Jennifer Todhunter in Ellipsis Zine

“Twelve Things Only the Mosquitoes Know” by Kathryn McMahon in Cease, Cows

“The Whole Word is a Desert” by Lori Sambol Brody in The Rumpus

And, finally, last but not least, a favorite of my own from this year:

“My Body is a Destroyer” in b(OINK)