Monday, May 30, 2011

THEMA seeking submissions

THEMA is a Louisiana-based literary journal that publishes short stories, poems, photography, and art. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, which must be an integral part of the plot:
Wisecracks & poems (deadline July 1, 2011)
Who keeps it tiday? (November 1, 2011)
White wine chilling (March 1, 2012)
Sounds like a great idea!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Therese Fowler: Exposure

I had the pleasure of attending a reading by Therese Fowler last Thursday at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh for her new book Exposure. This is her third novel, and it's about the controversial topic of teenage romance and sexting -- when is it harmless, and when is it a crime? Therese and I both graduated from the MFA in creative writing program at N.C. State University. She and her first novel, Souvenir, got snapped up by the big publishers, and it's been uphill ever since!