My story collection, A Kind of Solitude, was a finalist in the 2014 New American Fiction Prize. The list of finalists can be found here: http://www.newamericanpress.com/
Congratulations to David Armstrong for his winning manuscript, Reiterations, and big thanks to the editors and judge Nicole Louise Reid for taking the time to consider my work!
I learned today that The Caribbean Writer has awarded me the First Lady Cecile de Jongh Literary Prize ($500) for my publication in Volume 28! The prize is given to an author “whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean.”
I’m incredibly grateful to the editorial board for selecting me for this wonderful prize, and for everyone who helped make my nonfiction piece “Becoming a Man,” worthy of such an honor.
And congratulations to all the other winners!
I’ve received my chapbook author copies! If you’re interested in writing up a review for a blog or literary magazine, please get in touch with me and I’ll mail you a complimentary copy.
I received the news today that my nonfiction piece “Becoming a Man,” about a somewhat traumatic yet formative childhood experience I had in Cuba, has been accepted for publication by The Caribbean Writer!
I began working on this particular piece in Lynne Barret‘s wonderful undergraduate nonfiction class at Florida International University. An earlier draft won first place in F.I.U.’s Student Literary Awards, which inspired me to keep working on it. Lynne, as well as many of my classmates, were instrumental in helping me improve the piece, which after several revisions and many years later has now found a home in print. I’m extremely grateful for everyone’s help and encouragement, and I’m honored to now have “Becoming a Man” be part of such a great journal.