I applied to the Sewanee Writers' Conference for the first time and was accepted as a Contributor, but I've opted not to go because of the lack of funding, and look forward to applying again in the future! I've barely been home this year, so I'm actually just fine with staying in Chicago in July. Summer is really the only reason to live in Chicago.
A story received a kind rejection from Gulf Coast.
Headed out to the residency in Denmark at the Danish Center for Writers and Translators next week with notes from my editor at FSG in hand! I feel so lucky to have her on my side, and eager to dive in and get to work making her suggestions a reality!