Saturday, June 1, 2019

Contest placement: FreeFall magazine

Well I woke up yesterday morning to some exciting news: my poem "Dracula, Count of Transylvania, Does an MFA in Creative Writing" has placed third in FreeFall magazine's annual poetry contest. 

This will mark my third poem to be published in the magazine and my second time placing in its annual poetry contest: I came in second back in 2011 with my poem, "On Choosing a Mattress," a slightly different version of which is collected in my poetry book, Weathervane (Palimpsest Press, 2016). I've been a fan of FreeFall for a long while and am very proud to have another poem forthcoming in its pages.

This new poem (which, as you can probably tell from its title, is written in a comic register) is slated to appear in the fall. It's part of a new poetry manuscript I've been working on for the last few years, one I'm hoping - fingers crossed - to finish in the next year or so. Every time I get another piece from it accepted by a literary journal, it helps me to feel like I'm on the right track.

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