I've been the grateful recipient of good writerly news.
Two nominations for the BEST SMALL FICTIONS. One from Waxwing for "A Girl Goes into the Forest" and one from Mom Egg Review for "Starflower [I Want her Back]." I love these journals for the amazing work they are publishing, and I'm so proud to have my writing included in their pages, and even prouder to have their nominations.
Connotation Press published three hybrids: "Laundry," "Exposed," and "Schematics" and made me featured writer with an interview: Signing my Checks as Mrs. Franz Kafka. Huge thanks to editor Jonathan Cardew.
The Gravity of the Thing published "In the Beginning." (From the website: The Gravity of the Thing is dedicated to the publication of innovative and defamiliarized writing . . .since the journal’s inception in 2013, has been named one of thirty best online magazines . . . We publish work that is aware of its literary form, writing that defamiliarizes in craft or content for an enhanced rendering of reality.)
Magnify listed A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST as a most anticipated book of 2019. “The ordinary lives of parents, daughters, husbands, wives, illness and grief are transformed in A Girl Goes Into the Forest. Here, the lucky reader enters a “forest” brimming with enchantments.... Assembled like a luminous mosaic of stained glass, these 78 tales read like prose poems—a pitch-perfect condensation of moments, inflected by Pursell’s uncanny ear for the lyric."
A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST is now available for preorder from the publisher Dzanc Books!