Let's reverse that heading!
My story, "Gladness or Joy," was published in the newest issue of Puerto del Sol along one million people I love and admire including, but not limited to: Sara June Woods, Brandi Wells, Dan Beachy-Quick, Matthew Salesses, Ravi Mangla, Kim Yideum, JiYoon Lee, Don Mee Choi, Johannes Goransson, Brooks Sterritt, and Anne Valente. Killer. Monster. Call it what you will.
But, I also learned that I did not receive residencies from Brush Creek or Norton Island and that the Southwest Review doesn't want the story I sent them.
This all seems fine, considering i have been home for only a few weeks of 2016 so far. In fact, today, I started my residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and it is swanky! So happy to be here!