My story “A Thousand Butterflies,” which was originally published in a print edition of Passages North and then reprinted in Flash Fiction Online, has been translated into Arabic for an international anthology of flash fiction.
A bit about the anthology from the publisher’s website:
“The Man Who Loves Hugs” is an amazing collection of stories, which includes a group of contemporary international writers. A remarkable cosmic anthology, which contained various human subjects, written with shorthand and ingenuity, through fictional flashes, highly artistic and influential. Stories, translated for the first time, by creators from many countries such as America, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Brazil and India. Stories that will not take long to complete, but for the beauty of their translation, and for their striking vibrancy; Shape and theme, it will accompany you forever.
This is such an exciting opportunity, and I’m grateful to the translator, Abdallah Altaiyeb, for including me.
I have a new story out about sloth tchotchkes, and capitalism, and sucky jobs in the latest issue of Bending Genres. This issue is filled with writers I admire, and I’m so grateful to the editors for giving this piece a great home. Please check out “Booming Economy.”
My essay “Can a Revenge Movie Succeed Without Violence?” is up today at Electric Literature. It’s a critical response to the film Promising Young Woman and includes my thoughts on the 2017 movie Revenge. Warning: it does contain spoilers and discusses sexual assault.
My story “First Kiss at the End of the World” about climate crisis and kissing is up at X-R-A-Y literary magazine, accompanied by some gorgeous artwork by Bob Schofield. Please go read!
Ordinary Girls, the debut memoir by Jaquira Díaz, will be published on October 29th by Algonquin Books. I spoke with Díaz for The Rumpus about monsters, the duality of the migrant experience in America, and what it’s like to reject or embrace the label of being an “ordinary girl.” You can read our talk here.
I’m incredibly happy that Cheap Pop published my micro Group this week. This is my second appearance in the journal; my first was “All Three Sixteen,” which you can read here. I love this journal and its editors so much. Please read everything they put out.
I just returned from Houston, where I was a panelist for Writefest. It’s a gorgeous city, and I met a ton of talented and friendly writers, editors, and industry folks.
While I was there, a reprint of my story “A Thousand Butterflies” went live over at Flash Fiction Online. You can read the piece here. Big thanks to editor Anna Yeatts and the rest of the staff for giving this piece a second home. I also found out last week that my flash “Hotbox,” published in New World Writing, made the longlist for Wigleaf‘s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2019. This is the first time one of my stories has made a best of list like this, so I was over the moon when I saw the news.
I feel incredibly grateful to the Writefest organizers, as well as the editors over at Wigleaf, New World Writing, and Flash Fiction Online. Writing can be a quiet, lonely endeavor, full of disappointment and rejection, but then I’m reminded of how much everyone works to lift each other up, and it’s pretty amazing.
Finally, I will be reading with a group of other writers at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square on June 22nd. Stay tuned for more information on that event.
I’m stoked that my flash piece “Run” is up today in the new issue of gravel. An earlier version of this story received an honorable mention from Glimmer Train during one of their Very Short Fiction contests. You can read “Run” here.