Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Some Writing News

A couple of nice things to usher in 2008, the first being that my short story "Wreckers" was a finalist in the StoryQuarterly Fiction Contest, and it won a tidy $100 (thank you); and my story "Back Wash" was given a loverly acceptance by StoryGlossia. And a rejection from Ninth Letter, the swankiest literary rag evah, said they were VERY impressed with my writing. VERY.

Happy New Year, by the way. I say this like I have a readerhood. Blogging is so bizarre.

Lorrie Moore Gets Political

My heroine short story writer Lorrie Moore has written an Op-Ed for the New York Times where she asserts that electing a woman is last year's role model. It seems she's making a case for Obama because he'd be a better role model for today's Lost Boys, who are sadly lacking vibrant men to look up to. She says girls have a whole slew of erstwhile role models, that womenfolk have arrived. We're done.