Alumni/Contributor Updates: Early Winter 2019/2020

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We’re always pleased to share updates from our family of contributor alumni and other friends. Here’s what we’ve collected between our last update and early March 2020.

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Cindy Carlson’s essay, “What to Keep,” published in the July 2018 Hippocampus Keepsake issue, was chosen for the inaugural anthology of Women Who Submit. WWS is a national organization whose local chapters encourage women to submit their writing to literary magazines. The WWS anthology launched in March at AWP and Cindy will read her essay at the organization’s off-site reading.


Wendy Fontaine published a flash essay, “Badge,” in issue #18 at Jet Fuel Review and another, “Everything I Know About Hummingbirds” in Entropy Mag. Longer essays appeared in the special food issue at Crab Orchard Review (“Goodness”) and Longridge Review (“Bouncing in Place.”)


Liz Charlotte Grant published an essay about losing vision at the Huffington Post. She was also awarded a residency at the Collegeville Institute for June 2020.


Yolande House published a new essay, “What I Remember / What I Don’t Remember,” in The Rumpus’ ENOUGH series in January. Grain magazine published her poem, “One Thing You Appreciate About Your Mother” last fall, and she has essays forthcoming with The Nasiona and Porcupine Literary. She will teach her online workshop, Healing Through Writing, twice in February 2020.


Corinne Heyning Laverty’s new narrative nonfiction book, North America’s Galapagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey (University of Utah Press) is now available. She is  giving lectures and book signings nationwide at major museums, universities, aquariums, zoos, and other established venues.


Anne Pinkerton published two new essays, “Words With Tommy” in the January issue of Entropy, and “Linus and B” in the March issue of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.


Dorothy R Rice published a new essay, “It’s Never Too late to Dust Off Your Dreams” in the December 2019 issue of 8WOMENDREAM. Dorothy also will be on faculty this spring at the Belize Writers Conference.


Judy Richardson’s essay The Piano Teacher was published in the December issue of The Whitefish Review (issue #24).


Lizzie Roberts published a new essay, “Sons and Daughters” in the December 23 issue of The Forge.


Michele Sharpe published a memoir excerpt , “My Brother, the Traveler,” in the December issue of the New York Times.


Rae Theodore published a new poem, “things that glow,” in Put Into Words, My Love and a new piece of flash, “Enough,” in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine’s “The Year” Anthology.


Kirsten Voris has an essay “Zamzam” in the recently released anthology Expat Sofra (Afrin Yayinevi). Kirsten has also written for the Expat Sofra blog.


In 2019, John Carr Walker published five new essays, one of them internationally: “Water Underground” appeared in The Real Story UK.


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