Fall cleaning often means time to re-organize. The shelves, cabinets, drawers, shed, basement…nothing is safe when the mood to clean out strikes! For me, organizing is essential to a fresh beginning, and that inspired my latest piece, “Casting On“. This personal essay appears in the November 2013 issue of Gravel Literary Magazine, and fuses the idea of beginnings with the determination and frustrations that accompany learning any new endeavor – even if it’s just a couple of sticks and some string.
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Take a moment to visit this extraordinary magazine and enjoy the offerings of some very creative minds.
One of my summer projects has been working on the University of Arkansas’ new online magazine, GRAVEL. June is the inaugural issue, and I’m so pleased to announce its arrival!
As the official magazine for the MFA Graduate Program, GRAVEL attracts talent from around the globe – both in fiction and nonfiction. Short stories, poetry, personal essays, memoir, flash fiction… it’s all welcome! In addition, GRAVEL seeks to publish original artworks and multimedia pieces that showcase artists’ creativity. If you write, paint, draw, take photos, or have some other form you’d like to submit for publication, please click HERE.
As part of the staff, it was my privilege to meet some wonderful authors through their writing. Although I don’t typically do this, I’d recommend you read the Contributors page for the brief biographies first. There are some fascinating individuals, and getting a glimpse into their lives before reading their pieces adds a whole new dimension to the experience.
Some of my personal favorites are:
So grab a cup of whatever gets you going, and peruse this grist for the creative mill. GRAVEL is here, and it’s paving the way.