I am always happy when good things happen to good writers who are also good people who've treated me kindly. And this week I'm glad to have several such items to report:
I met David McGlynn when he was representing Western Humanities Review a few AWPs back. He was gracious then and continued to be so when I sent work his way. I lost track of him for awhile, then discovered his excellent essay, "Hydrophobia," in a recent issue of The Missouri Review, and was happy to learn through the bio note that he had a story collection forthcoming. That collection, The End of the Straight and Narrow, is here, and receiving some terrific attention. Learn more from Image, where David is currently featured as artist of the month.
Then there's our friend John Griswold, aka "Oronte Churm," who has a Featherproof Press mini-book available for free downloading. Check it out while you wait for John's forthcoming novel.
Next up is Camille Cusumano. As many of you will recall, Camille generously shared her experiences as an anthology editor with The Practicing Writer's readers back in April 2006. Now she has a new memoir out from Seal Press. It's called Tango: An Argentine Love Story, and you can learn more about it here.
Finally, let's have some virtual applause for my friends at The Writer magazine, who have just received their latest Eddie Award for Editorial Excellence in Folio magazine's annual competition.
Congratulations to all on their accomplishments!