My story, “Black Harness,” is out in this month’s Kenyon Review and online here. This one’s about a Jewish girl, a German boy, a concentration camp, and some blood. Not light reading, per se, but fairly short!
Lots of story updates!
1. Check out my story and an interview with me in this week’s Amazon Day One on Kindle. Available one week only. “Rikki Freeman, Grade Six” is about growing up alongside racism in a 6th grade classroom. The issue also has beautiful cover art by Michael Hirshon and a poem by Darrel Alejandro Holnes. Note: you can download a free Kindle app to your smartphone to read there!
3. If you’re in the Chicago area, check out this week’s issue of Printers Row — the Chicago Tribune’s literary supplement — for my story, “Trivia Night.”
And look out for upcoming work of mine in The Kenyon Review, Slice, Golly, and Alaska Quarterly Review in the next few months!
A few updates and new pieces to read —
2. I’ve got a new essay in this week’s Glimmer Train bulletin, on Narrative Arc in the Novel.
3. The Huffington Post has named “The Solidarity of Fat Girls” one of its 12 super short stories you can read in a flash.
4. The Kenyon Review has announced its short fiction contest winners, chosen (and commented on!) by one of my all-time favorite authors, Ann Patchett. My story, “Black Harness,” is forthcoming this winter.