It’s launch day for my hybrid chapbook, inVISIBLE, and I couldn’t be more excited. inVISIBLE explores my experience navigating the confluence between chronic illness and climate change. It’s experimental–not quite prose, not quite poetry, not quite image lit. I threw it all in a blender, and I hope you love what came out.
You can order your very own copy of inVISIBLE to love and to keep and to maybe even read on Amazon. Please leave a review–it matters a lot for visibility!
I’m pleased to share that I will be a reader for the 2023 Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature, awarded by the Community of Literary Magazines and Publishers (CLMP) to “celebrate books and magazines that make a significant contribution to our literary culture and the publishers that strive to introduce important voices to readers far and wide.”
And big thanks to Chestnut Review for pulling my name out of their digital hat to win a copy of their Volume 3 Anthology. Chestnut Review is cool because not only do they publish high quality poetry and prose, they pay $120 per piece, which is pretty much industry-leading as far as lit mags go. Do check them out; you can read past issues online for free.
Chestnut Review – for stubborn artists — chestnutreview.com
Our mission is to provide a literary home to stubborn artists and writers.
In the mood for something spooky? Here’s my megalist of things to watch this month. This is ripped directly out of my notes file so please forgive it for being the way that it is.
The Final Girls (Netflix) satire/horror
Do Revenge (Netflix) satire/horror
Don’t Worry Darling (theatres 9/23) thriller
Interview with the Vampire new series (AMC 10/2)
The Curse of Bridge Hollow (10/14, Netflix)
Malevolent (Netflix). Paranormal thriller, Florence Pugh
Bones & All (theatres)
Cabinet of Curiosities (Netflix 10/25)
Wendell & Wild Netflix (Netflix 10/28)
No One Gets Out Alive
The Night House
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio
Jordan Peele’s Get Out
Jordan Peele’s Nope
The End of the Tour (2015)
The Rental on HBO (note this is very different from the rental romcom that’s currently out)
Two minute review: If you have a high tolerance for real-life horror, watch Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story on Netflix. It’s popular to bag on it right now but Evan Peters gives a magnetically creepy performance. Besides, the fact that serial killers preying on vulnerable communities continue to not be taken seriously by police despite citizen and activist reports shows that the Dahmer story is still relevant. The last three episodes tie it together; though there are some brutal on-screen moments, it’s not torture porn.
999 by Laura McPherson — www.darkwinterlit.com
The year that I died, I started learning origami. My fingers dulled the folds with nervous perspiration and my jaw ached […]
October? Call it a rain delay: Two photographs appearing in Olney Magazine’s Magical Midwest Anthology
TBD: CNF “The Perfect No Makeup Makeover for Pandemics, Quarantines, and Every Day Looks,” Suburban Witchcraft Mag
January ’23: CNF “Pollywogs,” The Corvus Review
Spring ’23: Guest lecture “Pynchon’s Sexy Lampshades: Categorizing Femininity, Feminism, and Universality with Pynchon’s ‘Accessible’ Women,” at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Spring ’23: Short Horror “Eigengrau,” Ghostlight: The Magazine of Terror
PS: If you like what you read from me, you can also Buy Me a Coffee.