I just found out that my short story “The Discrepancy Equation” (which was originally published in decomP back in October 2010), was selected as a “Best of Innovative Writing” and will be published in an anthology titled THE &NOW AWARDS 2: The Best Innovative Writing, edited by Davis Schneiderman. The publisher is &NOW Books, an imprint of Lake Forest College Press, to be distributed by Northwestern University Press. This volume is the second in a biennial series, and will be released in spring 2013. Excitement! Yay! I had written this story as a challenge to my husband who said that I have very few mathematical bones in my body. I beg to differ, coming from a line of engineers! Anyway, shame on you, Alex
No new rejections to note. I am working on getting an excerpt of Amit’s Ability to send to the annual SouthWest Writers International Writing Contest. It’s a local contest, but they receive submissions from all over. I am entering because it is forcing me to think about where specifically the novel is going (I have to submit a synopsis as well), which will help me as I begin extensive revision. I am also going to start shopping around my Basquiat story. I have been told by several readers that it is ready to be sent out. I have stopped submitting to some of my favorite markets (Missouri Review comes to mind), but now I have something good.