Category Archives: Literary Magazine submissions

Describing The Elephant: Part 4 (Conclusion)

<—— continued from here I moved back with my parents for a year. My Dad was a doctor and he put me in touch with the best psychologists and psychiatrists. None helped. They thought my experience closely resembled post-traumatic stress … Continue reading

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Describing The Elephant: Part 3

<—— continued from here <——-Start of essay The days after were, of course, mournful. Jim had left a wife and two teenage children. I can’t imagine what they felt. John and his wife found out from Rebecca about my experience … Continue reading

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Describing The Elephant: Part 2

<——- continued from here John Gray was a busy company. In the late 80’s, we did a million dollars of business each year, operating within a sixty-mile radius of Davis. We had four telephone lines into our undersized office and … Continue reading

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Describing The Elephant: Part 1

In 2017 the Temenos Journal published my first creative nonfiction essay. I’m reproducing it here. It’s called “Describing The Elephant.” It’s a long read and often painful, but there is hope at the end, just like all good stories. I penned … Continue reading

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The Literary Press World, The Needs of an Editor, and the Virtue of Reading Blind

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of … Continue reading

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Reconsidering The Poetry and Fiction Workshop I Am Taking

I’ve enjoyed my time with the poetry and fiction workshop I’m taking through the Writers Studio in New York (internal link), but I am considering dropping it. This recreational writing takes away from my paid writing and the pursuit of … Continue reading

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Every Writer Needs An Editor (Or Two Or Three)

No good piece gets published without help. Friends advise but they are generally too kind to comment truthfully. What’s really helpful is someone who doesn’t know you, who isn’t invested in your feelings. Further, after broad strokes are applied in … Continue reading

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