Micro Interview Up with Tommy Dean

It’s been quite the minute since I’ve posted anything new on here, mostly because I haven’t published anything since last December. But I finally have an update! I’ve got a new little interview about flash fiction and micros up at Tommy Dean’s website. The writer, not the sausage guy. That’s Jimmy Dean. You can check out the interview here: www.tommydeanwriter.com/mini-interview-with-eric-andrew-newman.

It’s Finally Happened!

Well, folks, it’s finally happened. After a dry spell of about 12 months, I finally have a new story publication under my belt. It’s up at wigleaf.com and I couldn’t be happier. Wigleaf was one of the first flash fiction journals I read when I began writing flash 5 years ago and now I’m in it. It’s a dream come true for me. You can check it out here: wigleaf.com/201912apple.htm

Reading at L.A. Lit Crawl

I had my very first reading for the great folks at the Exposition Review during the L.A. Lit Crawl. And it was at the Central Library downtown! I read one of my first published stories “Lightning Bugs.” I thought I was going to have a panic attack on stage, but was told after the fact that I did pretty well, so there’s a feather in my cap.

Chapbook Finalist

While my little chapbook still hasn’t found a home yet, it has placed as a finalist for another competition, this time at Palooka Press. I see each personalized rejection as one step closer to an acceptance. All the generous and kind declines have really given me hope it will one day find a good home. Time for another round of submissions!

Another Round

After a few rounds of rejections, being selected as Highly Commended in Ellipsis Zine‘s Flash Fiction Collection Competition really encouraged me to keep submitting. So here’s to another round of chapbook submissions! I’m subbing to three places this time and keeping my fingers crossed.

Chapbook Selected as Highly Commended

Well, it’s the end of the road for the Ellipsis Zine Flash Collection Competition. It was great while it lasted. While I wasn’t named as one of the top three finalists, my chapbook was selected as one of the three Highly Commended collections, which in itself is an honor. Many thanks to Steve and Stephanie and the Ellipsis Zine team for such a great journey.