Hello, mes chers, this past month has seen me doing some exciting things.
These included a lot of interviews and reflective posts, so get ready because it’s Chloe O’ Clock (Chlock? No? Too much?).
I did an interview with James Figy for Fear No Lit’s Fail Better series, which you can read here! I also did an interview with Ben Niespodziany at Neon Pajamas! And I also did an interview with Rob Mclennan, which can be found here! Finally I also did a guest post with Nadia Gerassimenko talking about the themes of my book!
Other cool things, you ask? Well, I have a new flash fiction piece over at the wonderful MoonPark Review! And a post in Horror 101 on Enclosed Vs. Exposed horror at Nerds of a Feather!
Plus, I had the delight of reading for DMACC’s Literary Arts Festival with the lovely Claire Kruesel. Which was a highlight of my month.
Stay tuned for more updates as I have pieces coming out in Bull: Men’s Fiction, JuxtaProse, Lost Balloon, Moonchild, Supernatural Tales, Cease Cows, and Eye to the Telescope.
Due to holidays and course planning, my Current List is coming out a few days later than the past few months. I have failed my site.
But anyway, here are some cool things I had happen over the past month.
The wonderful Brandon Stanwyck reviewed my book for Cleaver Magazine (did this review get me teary eyed? I’ll never tell!). You can read the review here!
My story, “Like the Desert Dark,” which was published by Gamut Magazine was nominated by them for a Pushcart.
The journal I started with my loves Hannah Cohen and Teo Mungaray was interviewed by Luna Luna Magazine (and we’re open to submissions, by the by). You can read the interview here!
My poem “In Gratitude” is in the latest issue of Half Mystic Press, which can be purchased here!
My short story, “Waves Like Constellations,” is over in the debut issue of awesome new journal Longleaf Review. Read it here!
I have a poem, “There is No Matter in It,” in the amazing Oxidant|Engine. Read it here!
And another poem, “That Makes Sense and is the Best Way to Observe the Virtues of His Image,” in Calamus. It can be read here!
The amazing Yes Poetry put together a free chapbook of all their poets of the month from 2017. I have a piece in it (and who doesn’t love free chapbooks??). Check it out here!
And, finally, I was so delighted over summer to work on this collaborative piece with Livien Yin for 7X7. You can find it here!
This is the post excerpt.
Over the past couple of months, a lot has been going on. I released the book trailer for my upcoming chapbook! As a teacher of multimodal composition and communication, I thought it only fair if I did a trailer for the book. I also just love trailers so much (me: the person who watches movies for the trailers).
My chapbook is also now available for pre-order! The poems in it are all centered around themes of loss, violence and women’s bodies, and how we cope with loss.
I also started a new series over at my beloved Nerds of a Feather! It will be an ongoing examination of the horror genre, titled Horror 101.
At Ploughshares, I wrote about writing horror effectively, a short story by favorite writer Percival Everett, and about using tropes in fiction.
I just had one of my favorite short stories I’ve written published in the lovely Cosmonauts Avenue. The story, titled “Other Names,” was originally written as part of an abandoned novel and reformed into a story. These are characters I love (it’s also one of my few stories that I have “dream-cast” in my head). It also deals with a health issue I know first hand.
There were also some other publications: a story I originally published at Flash Fiction Online is now available as an Audible podcast! Plus I had poems at Boston Accent Lit and at Occulum!
Stay tuned for some upcoming pieces at Ellipsis Zine, Public Pool Poetry, (b)oinkzine, Third Point Press, Half Mystic Press, and Bad Pony Magazine!