IT’S TRUE

It's true that I keep track. I have kept track since I was a girl, and I am officially an old woman now . . . so it’s been a long time. I have noticed for at least fifty years. I stay for the credits in films and search for women among the crew. I [...]

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SHORTLISTED update: ACCEPTED!

A story I am particularly proud of is "shortlisted"—that is, the editors told me they liked it and wanted to hold it longer—with a paying online journal. This particular story had been shortlisted three times before, each time by a journal that pays professional rates and does not allow simultaneous submissions. As a result it [...]

HOW TO REVISE

The process of sending written work—stories, essays, poems—to editors and agents who represent authors' work is called "submission." Just now, I am submitting a complete novel. The novel concerns a women who marries unwisely, suffers mightily, and must find a way to remake her life. It might sound like a metaphor for my writing life. [...]