Faye Rapoport DesPres

Into the Vacuum

I just got word that my personal essay “Into the Vacuum” will be published in an upcoming issue of Prime Number.

According to their site:

“PRIME NUMBER is a new literary magazine featuring distinctive fiction (flash and short stories), poetry, and non-fiction, as well as book reviews, craft essays, and interviews. The magazine will be published quarterly online and in a print annual. In addition, issues will be supplemented regularly with our Prime Decimals, consisting of flash fiction and short poems. Contributors will include both emerging and established writers. The magazine’s goal is to publish distinctive work, regardless of theme or style. Prime Number is published by Press 53.”

The editor, Clifford Garstang, has an impressive background that includes publication of his linked short story collection, In an Uncharted Country (Press 53, 2009), which won an IPPY Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

I was especially humbled and honored because Mr. Garstang had some very kind words to say about my piece. I will post a link when “Into the Vacuum” debuts online.