plus an upcoming class on developing your short fiction
Exciting news for a Tuesday: Water: Selkies, Sirens & Sea Monsters publishes today!
This anthology, edited by the wonderful Rhonda Parrish, is the final in her Element series. With its gorgeous cover and fantastic roster of authors, get ready to take a deep dive into something enchanting!
From the back cover:
Water is the most yielding of all elements, changing to fit its container, whether that be a thimble or a lake bed. At the same time, anyone who has ever watched the unrelenting progression of a tsunami understands its raw power. Associated with mutability, transformation, and the subconscious, water is both the tranquil azure of a tropical sea and the tumultuous waves and whitecaps of an embroiled ocean. As many faces as water may wear, the creatures within and associated with it have even more.
Featuring: Catherine MacLeod; Kevin Cockle; Greta Starling; Elise Forier Edie; Kate Shannon; Sara Rauch; Katie Marie; Rebecca Brae; Colleen Anderson; L. T. Waterson; Chadwick Ginther; Julia Heller; Marshall J. Moore; Joel McKay; Elizabeth R. McClellan; Eric M. Borsage; Laura VanArendonk Baugh; Josh Reynolds; Liam Hogan; Mari Ness; Davide Mana; Sarah Van Goethem; Valerie Hunter; and Kelly Sandoval.
In other news, are you looking for a deep dive into the craft of writing short fiction? Look no further than my upcoming 8-week class DEVELOPING YOUR SHORT FICTION! I teach this one through Grub Street in Boston, but it’s held remotely via Zoom – my last class had students from all over the US and abroad, which meant our discussions were lively and diverse. Join me starting in September for our next round of reading, writing, and workshopping! Full details here.
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