My stories will be published in Digital Papercut

Digital PapercutI heard the nice news that two of my short stories have been accepted for publication in the online literary journal Digital Papercut.

I have been putting together a series of short  stories of Italian women and expatriate women living in Italy, which I would eventually like to compile in a  collection.

In the meantime, I’m trying to find ‘homes’ for them as individual stories. I’ve been lucky enough to place some of them in literary journals and in anthologies.

The two fiction pieces selected by  Digital Papercut both tell the stories of Italian women.

Abandoned Towers is the story of Serena, who fled her small town in Abruzzo years ago and has carved out a life for herself as a university professor in America. Years later, returning for the first time following the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake, Serena is forced to come to terms with decisions made long ago.

In Gender Equality, Francesca left her native Naples to work in an international  organization in Brussels. Recently promoted to a director position, Francesca feels the pressure of espousing progressive gender-sensitive policies in an organization that’s anything but progressive or gender-sensitive.

These stories will both be available electronically, so I’ll be sure to link in to them as soon as they’re on-line.


  1. Catherine on September 19, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Congratulations Kimberley! This sounds like really interesting subject matter. Are you going to Matera?

    • kimberlysullivan on September 19, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks, Catherine. Appreciated from a short story writer. : ) Yes, I’m off to Matera next week. Have you changed your mind, or will I miss seeing you this year? : ( Even more of a reason to make it to Rome!

  2. wordfoolery on September 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Hey that’s great news. I remember Abandoned Towers and the other sounds interesting. Be sure to post the links so I can have a read.

    • kimberlysullivan on September 19, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks so much, Grace! Yes, I should have thanked all my great crit partners – like you – who helped to improve these short stories. It takes a village, right? : )

  3. ProfeJMarie (Janet Rundquist) on September 19, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    That’s fantastic! I look forward to reading them!

    • kimberlysullivan on September 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks, Janet. I appreciate it! Hope you’re coming off a good summer!

  4. Claire 'Word by Word' on September 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Fabulous news! And a potential collection too, brilliant. Have fun at Matera, will make it one day for sure!

    • kimberlysullivan on September 22, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Thanks, Claire! And I look forward to seeing you one year in Matera. I guarantee you’ll love it – both the festival and the beautiful town.

  5. evelyneholingue on September 20, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    So happy for you, Kimberly. I will look for those stories. Congrats and keep writing!

    • kimberlysullivan on September 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Thanks, Evelyne! I appreciate your support. Sounds like you have plans for a busy writing autumn… can’t wait to hear about what you’ll be creating!

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