Coming out…

January 20, 2015

Journal Cover Lime Hawk…again? The online journal Lime Hawk has just published my experiential essay, “Parking Signs/Outside the Pleasure Dome,” which focuses on my 2013 diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease and the period immediately following it. I had a hard time writing this one, not least because I have quite a few friends whom I’ve not told about it before, and I expect they’ll be pissed that they’ve been kept in the dark. Sorry, folks. I hope this essay will illuminate some of the reasons why I’ve been silent.

And, speaking of illumination, please read the other pieces in this fine journal. I promise you’ll enjoy them.

You can go directly to my essay by clicking here.

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I’m pleased to announce that I will be delivering a 2-hour lecture–“How to Submit Your Creative Writing to Literary Journals”–at the Osher Institute at San Diego State University on February 19th from 1pm to 3pm. The lecture is free and now open for registration for Osher members (membership is $20). Registration for non-members will open on January 28th and cost $29.

The lecture will answer questions like:

How do I know if my work is good enough to publish?

How do I select the journal(s) that are the best fit for my work, out of the hundreds that are out there?

How do I prepare my work for submission?

What should I include in a cover letter and biography?

This lecture is intended to boost your self-confidence by helping you feel well-prepared. With that in mind, you’ll leave the lecture with a list of online and physical resources that will help you through the preparation and submission processes.

Register for the program HERE.

Note: this lecture is not intended for authors who are working on book-length projects, unless you’re interested in submitting book chapters for publication separately.