Alright, so maybe the writer in your life isn't selfish. But it's almost certain that they feel that way from time to time, so don't feel too bad if the thought has also crossed your mind. Writing is an emotionally demanding task, and I mean truly demanding in the sense that it subjects you to… Continue reading Gift Ideas for the Selfish Writer in Your Life (Even if That’s Just You)
Fun fact about writing: it can be used as a calming, meditative tool. Not so fun fact about writers: they are more likely to suffer from mental illnesses, particularly anxiety disorders. And since we tend to treat writing like our job, sometimes writers start to see writing as a stressful, rather than meditative practice. When… Continue reading 10 Hesitant Tips for the Anxious Writer
Whether you're submitting now or focusing on reading, check out these awesome publications that promote artists of color. And, of course, happy Black History Month! Aaduna seeks emerging writers and visual artists whose work gravitates towards the experimental and innovative. At the core of their publication is a mission to provide a publication venue for artists… Continue reading Where to Submit: Black History Month
Love is in the air, or so they say. I figure if people are going to have a little more love in their hearts this month, then it's a good time as any to submit. Perhaps an editor who's been looking for poetry in all the wrong places will fall in love with my work.… Continue reading Where to submit: February 2018
I'm happy to announce my first book of stories is now available for purchase from Small Press Distribution.
As some of you may know, my first book, Life's Too Short, is being released this month(!!!) So for this round of OMISSIONS, I thought it would be interesting to share with you one of the stories I ultimately cut from the series to make it a more cohesive collection. I've heard so many… Continue reading OMISSIONS: the little darlings we kill
Yes, we should all aspire to be writing, writing, writing, but sometimes in a rare moment, a piece is complete. Whether it has been polished to gleaning perfection, or you're making the same cuts and uncuts, changing the color of the sunset/cat/noun from tangerine to cantaloupe back to tangerine, sometimes you gotta just be the… Continue reading 7 Journals You Should Submit to: January 2017
Because not everybody woke up like this (I'm looking at you, 2016), I made a scavenger hunt reading challenge (emphasis on challenging) to help me deal with whatever 2017 brings. Feel free to join me in the search and to get creative. Happy hunting, my friends!
So my 2016 new year's resolutions were to 1) get some smaller stories published and 2) finish my novel, Abduction. Through all the damn nonsense that was 2016, I managed to keep my head above water enough to get some shit done. My story Dámelo o Te Lo Quito was published in Transfer, winning the Leo Litwak… Continue reading How to Query
Last night I read for Write Club San Francisco, Chapter 50, Only Happy When it Rains, down the street at Make-Out Room. For those of you who are curious, Write Club is like Fight Club, but instead of a bunch of dudes beating the shit out of each other, it's writers collabo-hating on a theme… Continue reading “Steam”