Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Short Story Acceptance! "The Tale of Starling"

I'm happy to announce that my fairy tale story "The Tale of Starling" was accepted for publication by Pumpernickel House!

This is the story I wrote from prompts in the NYC Midnight challenge in January. Here are two other blog posts about it:



More publication details coming soon... 


Monday, May 9, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

Micro Fiction Acceptance! "Dental Hygiene on Orbital Station #57"

I'm excited to announce that my tiny 250-word story "Dental Hygiene on Orbital Station #57" was accepted by Solarpunk Magazine for their April Micro Fiction Contest!
This is a story I literally started writing while brushing my teeth one night. It's also a story for everyone who loves caring for animals and knows the grief when pets are gone. There's a lot packed in to a small story. I'm thrilled that Solarpunk Magazine will be publishing it!


Monday, April 25, 2022

More Short Fiction Contests

This month, besides finishing a Round 2 story for the NYC Midnight Short Story contest, I also wrote a flash story for the TL;DR Press 1K Word Herd Competition and a tiny story for the NYC Midnight 100-Word Microfiction Challenge! I love having prompts and deadlines, apparently. Now, I'm considering joining the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge which kicks off in June.
More information on all of these fun contests at the links below:




Coming up next:



Monday, April 11, 2022

Round 2 of the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge 2022

Yesterday, I turned in my story for Round 2 of the competition. There are over 1000 writers in this round (from over 6000 in Round 1).

Here are the prompts I received for a 2000 word max story:

Genre: Romance
Subject: Inoperable
Character: A wayfarer


The story I wrote is titled: "Crossed Paths"

Synopsis: Heidi, an avid hiker of backcountry trails, sabotages an engineering project that crosses paths with the trail. After her actions unintentionally injure an engineer, she helps the man to safety and falls for his flirtatious spirit.

The results for Round 2 will be out later in May. Hoping I can make it into the top 5 of my group to advance to Round 3!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

NYC Midnight Short Story Round 1 Results

Exciting news! My fairy tale advanced me to Round 2 for the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge!! Details about Round 1 can be found in my post here: Round 1

I was so happy to have taken 1st place in my group because I worked very hard on the story!


Here are the rules for Round 2 coming up this weekend:
  • advancing writers will be placed into new groups
  • each group is assigned a new Genre, Subject, and Character
  • within 3 days each writer submits a story with the prompt in under 2000 words
  • then the top 5 from each group will advance to Round 3 in May
I'm looking forward to writing a new story this weekend! Fingers crossed that I will get one of my favorite genres!

-Meg