2017 was a huge year for me, not only did I spend the summer at the Clarion Writer's Workshop, I also made my first pro sale to Shimmer Magazine at the end of 2016. The story "Trees" was originally published in their Jan 2017 digital edition #35 [linked here]. 1 year later in Jan 2018, Shimmer published the 2017 anthology, and I saw my writing in print for the first time.
This anthology is filled with lyrical, beautiful stories threaded together by editors who take the time to help craft each story into gems. It was a delight to work with E. Catherine Tobler and her team of badgers. Not only that, but I get to share this space with a fellow Clarion grad, Ashley Blooms - check out her haunting story "Fallow" in edition #37 [linked here], if you get the chance, and make sure to check out and subscribe to Shimmer Magazine while you're at it!