Friday, September 25, 2009

Writing Contest for Great Literary Magazine

I was the assistant editor for the premiere issue of this magazine, Alligator Juniper, back in the late nineties, and my short story "New River" was published in it—my first national publication. The magazine has won all kinds of awards and grants. And even if you get rejected, you get a super thoughtful personal letter from an editorial staff member... Deadline is soon! Check it out!

Call for Submissions: Alligator Juniper seeks fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry for its annual contest. One week away from the deadline, and submissions are not as plentiful as in past years. Shewrites members, please send your best work!

Postmark deadline: Oct. 1st, 2009

Click here for guidelines.

Alligator Juniper has received the AWP Director's Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines, three times in its thirteen year history. The journal is a publication of Prescott College in Prescott Arizona.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

So I went on a vacation. A few of them actually: An actual vacation from work (like a paid one), a blog vacation, a vacation from staying on top of every single thing, a not-worrying-too-too-much-about-my-diet vacation, a vacation from the Berkshires so I could go on a vacation in the loveliness of Arizona (and oh how I miss it so).

What follows are pictures from my trip (which include 4 days in Prescott, AZ, and 3 in Phoenix at the beautiful Sanctuary resort/ the really boring ones of random trees and different-colored walls were taken under the influence of relaxation and beauty...thank god for summer spa deals):

Arizona Trip (a.k.a. trip to heaven)