October 16, 2012 § 2 Comments
Sorry it’s been two weeks since I last posted. I’ve been blessed with lots of ideas for the novel I’m working on and a great bevy of literary events around town to keep me busy. Last weekend—in addition to great readings by Sheila O’Connor and Cracked Walnut—I attended the Twin Cities Book Festival. While there, I not only met Chris Ware (every bit as kind as you imagined), but also talked about opportunities with local literary friends.
I’m proud to announce that, as a result of all that hobnobbing, I’ve signed on to be the fiction editor at Red Bird Chapbooks. Publishers of beautiful broadsides and chapbooks, Red Bird has worked predominantly with poetry in the past, so I’m excited to be the first official fiction editor and hope to increase the amount of prose we bring to readers.
We are looking for chapbook material: a cohesive collection of short stories, flash fiction, or one single story; around 25 pages worth. Full guidelines for the submission process are on the website, and I encourage everyone to send us your best work. As you can see above and on the website, the broadsides and chapbooks are a gorgeous, unique way to bring your work into the world, personal and beautiful in a way that I feel still escapes e-publishing. I’m really proud to join the organization and excited to read lots of fresh work, so write hard and send it in.
In the meantime, check back here soon, because I should have another big announcement by the end of the week.