Monday, June 11, 2018

Really getting to like this Sunburst thing...

The 2018 Sunburst longlist is up, and I'm on it again--this time for my short story "Yellowcat", a sort of literary horror story that found a home with Grain Magazine.  It's actually not available to read online: Grain is a print-only magazine, and a lovely one, which you should definitely consider buying.

Other people on this year's longlist include so many wonderful fellow travelers, including Kari Maaren, Rati Mehrotra, Sandra Kasturi, Kate Heartfield, Kate Story, Fonda Lee, Lesley Livingston and Terri Favro: all fantastic writers with whom I'm so grateful to share a community and the occasional drink.

It's been ten years since I began writing (!) and every time something goes well for me, a nice review, an award or nomination, I feel humbled by the quality of the work I see around me, joyful to be considered in the same breath, and delighted by the many organizations and individuals dedicated to raising the profile of the work we do.

To all of you who read, review, share, post, and talk about stories: thank you!