Meto-News 2/10/15: tNY Anthology Arrives and Other Intriguing Thoughts

As previously promised, here are my tNY Book IV contributor’s kickbacks. Visuals reign supreme in this weird little book, which is as it should be. Check it out:

tNY loot (Book IV Anthology, Postcards, bonus goodies

tNY loot (Book IV Anthology, Postcards, bonus goodies

My story appears on page 24  and is paired here not with the artwork of Lori Nelson as on the website, but with another piece I love enough to put on a wall,  “A Nightmare”, by David De Las Heras (instant eyeball crush).

The Hummingbird Murder and the art of David De Las Heras

The Hummingbird Murder and the art of David De Las Heras

And the postcards are super cool. A couple are so pretty I’m going to have to weigh the fun of sending them out against how nice they would look in a frame on my wall.

Interesting news tidbit–recently, theNewerYork has had to change their designation (for legal reasons) to, home of The Shrug (lit mag) and several other cool enterprises, including theEEEL, which is an ongoing, constantly updating catalog of stories, words, and artwork.

The way I initially became aware of this site was by browsing, reading deep down into their archives. Good stuff in there.  I was in Texas with my sister when I heard I’d have a story up on (what is now) theEEEL. She and I had several Bloody Mary toasts to that, making for a lovely summer-high. Recently, another cohort of mine from Goddard, James Gapinski, placed a little bit of wonderful (Cheat Codes) on theEEEL. I hope he has toasted to it, a lot. I recommend that.

I often go on about how much I love online lit mags. Working for rawboned is a source of fun and pride and, well, work (which is such a good and life-saving thing). My heart is greedy for this stuff. I wish there were more—more reading, more work, more to love.

I want to think about this desire for more. Let’s say I’ve got things on my mind for spring 2015.

tny color eye effect

Keeping it close


About metonymicalpen

I earned an M.F.A. from Goddard College in 2013. Since then, my work has received the 2013 Beacon Street Prize in Short Fiction and the 2014 John Steinbeck Short Fiction Award. My stories have appeared in REED, reDivider, The Concho River Review, Sou'wester, Moon City Review, and elsewhere. Currently, I live in the desert with my family , but I am trying to move us closer to water. We need an ocean to float all of our ideas.
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