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Fragile. A major award.

My short story “Passeridae“? It was nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2012.

You should know that I got the e-mail notification from Blackbird while sitting in a Whole Foods in SoMa and immediately started crying. Mostly what I hope were little pretty tears, but I am almost certain there was at least one hiccup in there.

Now, let’s be honest: a lot of people are nominated for the Pushcart. So many in fact that my boyfriends at Barrelhouse actually made a t-shirt about it. But let’s be honest, I constantly think my writing sucks and basically went through the hell of applying to (and getting multiple rejections from) graduate school so that I could feel like I had earned the right to call myself a writer, so it really means a lot to me, even though I seriously doubt that my story will end up in that pretty pretty volume. Just the same. It’s still kind of awesome.

Although, it did occur to me that weeping into my vintage/thrifted embroidered handkerchief in the food court of a Whole Foods in the middle of my raw vegan breakfast makes me some kind of weird person that I’m not really sure I want to know.

One Comment

  1. Congratulations! I am new to your blog and am enjoying it so far. I’m about to start an MFA program (UNCW – holla!) and I hope to one day be nominated for my own Pushcart Prize. 🙂

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