My stories will be published in Digital Papercut
I 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.
Congratulations Kimberley! This sounds like really interesting subject matter. Are you going to Matera?
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!
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.
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? : )
That’s fantastic! I look forward to reading them!
Thanks, Janet. I appreciate it! Hope you’re coming off a good summer!
Fabulous news! And a potential collection too, brilliant. Have fun at Matera, will make it one day for sure!
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.
So happy for you, Kimberly. I will look for those stories. Congrats and keep writing!
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!