***2023 SO FAR: In the U.K. , January, February, March issues of Write Away Magazine for songwriters published my short story "WINTER" in three parts, and the May issue published part one of my short story: "MY LAST STORY: HEMINGWAY'S CIGAR or IT MUST HAVE BEEN IN THE WATER". And in April, that magazine published my article about inspiration & a song I wrote thinking about John Lennon. In July 2023, my short story "WHITMAN'S DANCER" came out Las Vegas's Henderson Writers Group's 2022 anthology WRITERS BLOC 12, which can be accessed on any Amazon platform. In August, I learned my humorous short fiction story called "BUM-TITTY BUN-BUN" will be published sometime in the Fall of 2023, in Las Vegas's Henderson Writers Group's 2023 anthology WRITERS BLOC 13! Then in September, I learned my memoir, creative non-fiction piece, "THE UNTOLD STORY" is LongListed [in the Semi-Finals] for the International Amy Macrae Award for memoir. And also in September, my new poem ALL COMES TO PASS is LongListed [in the semi-finals] for the David & Ruth Lampe/Gwendolyn MacEwen Awards for poetry. My goodness, what an astonishing few months it has been. The shortlist [finalists] and winners will be announced in the next few weeks. Such an honour. ***2022 saw more, regular monthly writing for Write Away Magazine, and my non-fiction piece "FINDING THE MAGIC!" about my creative process was published in the anthology "MOTHER THE VERB, SWAN SISTER TREASURE BOOK".* IN 2021 A FUN HAPPENING a song of mine on a radio-stream-thing out of Owen Sound, Ontario in 2021. This is the song: "LET'S GET A'GOIN!" You Tube Link Click And in 2021 a lot of music-writing related monthly writing for Write Away Magazine in the U.K.
NEAT STUFF: In 2011 My short fiction story The Poet, was a winner of the Carter V Cooper (CVC) Short Fiction Competition sponsored by & winners chosen by Gloria Vanderbilt. She came to Toronto to present the prize.
LONG AGO TO NOW-ISH
*In 1979, I established Blue Heron Press in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. Blue Heron Press published one book of my poetry and two books of what Canada's Master Gatherer, John Robert Colombo, called aphorisms.
In Summer 2019, my poem LISTENING TO THE WIND was published in MOSAIC, SUMMER ISSUE.
I continued writing feverishly, drafts, from that point, until 2003, when I published a wee play PIGEONS in Exile the Literary Quarterly, ELQ: Volume 27, NO. 1.
Then after another long publishing-hiatus, as mentioned in 2011 my short story The Poet won the Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Award, as mentioned, the co-winner in the emerging writer category. That same year, The Poet was published in Exile the Literary Quarterly: ELQ Volume 35, No. 1 and in the CVC, Carter V. Cooper Anthology Series, Book One, Exile Editions.