Apparently, there is another writer out there who shares my last name. More coincidentally, his name is Michael A. Tashjian. How strange. He has a story called “Of Women’s Wiles and Underwear,” or “Wiles and Underwear” for short, being published online at Eric’s Hysterics May 15th. Opening in the waiting room of a doctors’ office, it begins when a curious adolescent boy picks up a women’s magazine, an incident followed by a garage sale and a cute girl.
Even more bizarre than the story writer’s name, Michael A.’s style seems similar to mine–except for the fact that I would never write anything so vile as a story about underwear and wiles. Nevertheless, perhaps you’d like to read it when it appears on the site this Sunday.
The first issue of Unschooling Now is finally here. This is an e-zine for those who want to learn outside the scope of traditional education systems. We can never outgrow learning. My essay mentioned in this post appears on page 9. Click below to read. 🙂
I stumbled upon this e-zine a few days after digging up some of my old English folders and decided to polish something up to submit. I chose one of the five critical essays I wrote for LIT-2000 (one on Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”) last night, redrafted it, and sent it in.
By looking at the website, I found that Unschooling Now is a new e-zine that publishes a wide variety of writing; (in addition to the obvious poetry and prose, they also publish articles, blog posts, tweets–you name it). The zine is “like a party for unschoolers,” editor Anna Hoffman says. To find out more about what that means, you can visit her blog and read the first issue, coming out May 1st–it’s free, and my essay “The Revelation of Sin” will be in it. See you there. 😀
So I took the “prose-poem-essay” mentioned in this post, and wrote six somewhat personal, somewhat depressing, and somewhat fictionalized sentences which Rob at Six Sentences has agreed to publish at 6 AM on the 20th of this month. I submitted the “story” which I’ve entitled “Recess” more for the purpose of directing people from Six Sentences to this blog, and not the other way around, but if you’d like to read the piece, I’ll (somewhat reluctantly) put the link in my bibliography as soon as it’s available. Maybe I’ll write another sextuplet for this market. It’s all the rage; just ask Writers’ Digest.
I’m excited to inform you that the Penwood Review has agreed to publish my sonnet in their Fall 2011 issue. I’ve entitled it after its first line, “The priceless key to youth is to forgive.” If you’d like to read it in whole, you can order the issue here (be sure to specify that you are ordering the Fall 2011 issue). I consider it one of my best poems. Can’t wait to see it in print.
My goal of tripling my publications this year is now 6% complete. Statistics are great; I love keeping track of projects with numbers. 😀
Sophie Playle at Inkspill Magazine has decided to start posting issues in PDF format for free download. You can read my poem “A Death Well Died” by ordering a discounted print issue here or by clicking the cover image below for the PDF.