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I’m currently working on a piece for Lambda Literary anthology, Queer
Girls in Class. They want stories of lesbian and bisexual women as
students or teachers and how their orientation (closeted or not)
affected the classroom dynamic. The submission is due by August 15th,
but I feel like I have a good rough draft.

I’ll take it for critique at the Rochester Writers Association this
Thursday. I find a lot of value in their suggestions. This piece,
nameless at the moment, focuses on my last year of college, including my
relationship with H and being out on campus and in my classes.

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I’m here because I want a venue to focus on my life as a writer. While I
update a personal blog about our life and garden there is not one that
documents this part time focus in my life.

I hope it will not always be part time. I would like this to be the
focus of my paid life.

So where have I gotten so far? I completed a novel several years ago.
Gazing at Grace was written in the aftermath of my semester in Mexico.
At its heart it is a coming of age/coming out story. A colleague of my
wife’s has offered to be a “first reader” for it, and I will be
interested in what she has to say. Friends and a professional editor
have been its only overseers to this point.

A blog has been ruminating for some time. I’ve been writing a host of
essays and submitting to various contests, magazines, and journals. An
essay “A Real Thanksgiving” will be published in an anthology called
Thanksgiving Tales this fall. I find tracking my own progress to be a
helpful motivator in the often isolated world of a writer.

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