Conquest or Coincidence?

Today, at the Austin Poetry Society’s Online Annual Awards Celebration, my poem “Growing Faces” won first place in The Unexpected Award. I’m excited that this weird, somewhat creepy little poem will appear in the 2019-2020 volume of Best Austin Poetry and can’t wait to see it come out in print later this year. In theContinue reading “Conquest or Coincidence?”

Phoenix

WOW. That’s how I felt when I found out my story “Phoenix” had been selected as a runner-up in the WOW! Women on Writing Flash Fiction Contest. I’ve been a WOW! reader for years. I first discovered their quarterly flash fiction contest back in 2013. I submitted a couple of times, without success. My writingContinue reading “Phoenix”

Contests, Workshops, and One Very Creepy Poem

Hello and happy Thursday! I’ve got some POETRY NEWS to share with you. There’s a little something in this post for everybody—adult poets, student poets, teachers, and even lovers of horror. Student Poetry Contests Entries to the Poetry Society of Texas Student Awards are due March 1, 2016. PST offers 82 contests to students in gradesContinue reading “Contests, Workshops, and One Very Creepy Poem”