Faye Rapoport DesPres

writers

So long, AWP!

It’s Saturday afternoon and AWP is still going strong in Boston. From what I heard, more than 12,000 writers descended on the city for the event. What a crowd, what chaos, what eagerness! But now I’m back home — two…

Rejection: The Other Side

Somehow it wouldn’t be honest to celebrate the writing successes I’ve had without talking about the other side of the writer’s life: the dreaded rejections. Over the past few weeks, I’ve received several rejections from literary journals. They have informed…

Congratulations, Meg Tuite!

Meg Tuite, author of Domestic Apparition and fiction editor at The Santa Fe Literary Review and Connotation Press: An Online Artifact received two Pushcart Nominatins today (so far!). The first came from Thunderclap Press, which nominated Meg’s story “Fissure.” A…

Waiting for the Hurricane

A year ago, after my husband and I took a trip to Bermuda, I wrote an essay titled, “Waiting for the Hurricane.” The island was under a hurricane watch during most of our stay. That essay hasn’t been published (yet?)…