2018 was somehow a good year for writing. It was full of firsts for me.
I sold my first pro-rate short story sale, “Overdue,” to The Disconnect.
I edited my first anthology, Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was, published by Mason Jar Press.
I sold my first reprint, “Misunderstood,” to Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast.
I sold my first poem(/spell), “A Threefold Invocation,” to FLAPPERHOUSE.
I co-wrote my first podcast episode, “Moved by the Spirit,” for Lonesome Pine Podcast.
I received my first writing-related grant from DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
I attended my first convention, WFC, in Baltimore.
I’m hype for 2019. I have four short stories accepted and forthcoming, including my second pro-rate short story sale (co-written with Jordan Kurella). The second season of Lonesome Pine Podcast (co-written with Alexandra Faith) could be dropping as early in mid-January. I’m attending the SAFTA Writing Residency at Firefly Farms in April, where hopefully I’ll be working on revising my novel.
“And Nothing But,” FLAPPERHOUSE #20
“Misunderstood,” Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast (reprint)
Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was (editor) (Mason Jar Press)
"Buried Conviction," Speculative City, Issue 2: Game
"Avalon," SOFT CARTEL
"Clickbait," Impact: QSF Flash Fiction Volume 4 (second place winner)
"Overdue," The Disconnect #2
"A Threefold Invocation," FLAPPERHOUSE #18
"Exhibit C: Moved by the Spirit," Lonesome Pine Podcast (with Alexandra Faith)
RETREATS, RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS
Futurescapes Writing Workshop (Faculty: DongWon Song, Thao Le, Fran Wilde)
Disquiet Azores Writing Residency (Faculty: Erica Dawson & Helen Oyeyemi)
Tales of Horror & Dread at Ten Tigers Parlour (Washington, DC)
Rayceen’s Reading Room at DC Public Library Banned Books Week (Washington, DC)
Broken Metropolis Launch Party at Ten Tigers Parlour (Washington, DC)
Mason Jar Press Reading at Upshur Street Books (Washington, DC)
What If? with the Speculative Wordsmiths at Petworth Citizen Reading Room (Washington, DC)
Special Guest on Lit!Pop!Bang! Episode 1.7: Summertime Belongs to Queers