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Forthcoming publications!

Jacquelyn Bengfort

I've had a run of good luck in the game of submissions! Just as my "forthcoming" section was down to one last item, I was pleased to receive several pieces of exciting news:

My poem/prose hybrid titled "A Spell for Salvation" will be published in Candlesticks & Daggers: An Anthology of Mixed-Genre Mysteries in late 2016. This will by my fourth appearance in one of Kelly Ann Jacobson's anthologies, and I couldn't be happier to get the chance to work with her again!

A short story, "Fruits," will soon appear in matchbook. Guys, matchbook pays, which is such a rarity, especially among online journals. Will I get rich from "Fruits"? No. But I will be able to buy fancy coffees for a week on the basis of a weird little story about produce, and that is pretty exciting.

"Dear Mr. Bortle," an open-letter-style essay, will appear in the fourth edition of Politics and Prose's District Lines. After appearing in the first two volumes and striking out with my submission to number three, I'm so excited to be back in these pages. District Lines launches are amazing events! Crossing my fingers that I'll get to read from my piece...

Another short story, "The Underdeveloped Character She's Been Spending Time As," is slated for publication in HOOT. If you don't know this magazine, they send out tiny stories on postcards and also publish them to their website. I have had a subscription for just over a year--it's a total delight.

Update: the streak continues. My poem "A Day or Two Before" was acceped for the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of The Writer's Guide, published by The Writer's Center of Bethesda, MD. The issue will be available at AWP this February.

I can't wait to share these pieces with you! Follow me on Twitter @jacib--that's likely to be the first place you'll find the links to read online or buy a hard copy!