Weeks Like Mountains

Weeks have been passing like mountains.

A lot of exciting communications have been taking place this past week. My Hunger Mountain contract came in the mail yesterday on the heels of sending the editor my headshot and bio. Also in the mail yesterday was the Flash: the International Magazine for Short-Short Stories with my story “Do These Horses Bite?” Finally, I received word from Fifth Wednesday Journal that they accepted my story “Hoodlums” about a man who believes he is Al Capone as a means to cope with his fractured life.

Back to the Hunger Mountain news, the first chapter of my unpublished novel Alpha House will publish at the end of this month.

And as if these weren’t enough on my plate: I am reviewing books for The Chapbook Review and New Pages. My first review came out last week on Pocket Finger.

As for collaborations, my wife and I are beginning our journey through the world of Nancy Drew, outlining and writing the first of two trilogies. Also, we are working on a new epic multi-book story. Can;t divulge too much about it, other than to say we are writing extensive outlines, character descriptions, and back story. Once finished, we will take turns writing different sections.

Keep on.


About J. R. Angelella

J. R. Angelella is the author of the popular debut novel ZOMBIE: A NOVEL (Soho Press) and a contributing author to the murder-mystery anthology WHO DONE IT? (Soho Teen), benefiting the nonprofit organization 826NYC. His short fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including Sou’wester, JMWW, The Collagist, Literary Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal and The Nervous Breakdown. His short story “Sauce” won the 2012 Short Story Contest held by The Coachella Review. He received a BA in English Literature from Ithaca College and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He taught creative writing at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City and currently teaches professional writing at the University of Maryland at College Park. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, the writer Kate Angelella.
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