David Meischen: Recent Successes
- BEST NEWS of my writing life! “How to Shoot at Someone Who Outdrew You,” a chapter from my memoir in progress, has been selected for Pushcart Prize XLII. I am grateful to Mark Drew at The Gettysburg Review, for publishing this piece and nominating it for a Pushcart. Through a partnership with The Gettysburg Review and other journals, “How to Shoot” is live (though under a different title) at Literary Hub ⇒
- “Cicada Song” received the 2017 Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story from the Texas Institute of Letters—for the best short story by a Texas author published in 2016. In the fall, Salamander nominated this story for a Pushcart Prize. It’s in Issue 42, Spring/Summer 2016—my fifteenth story to be published and my longest story in print!
- “Crossing the Nueces,” another memoir chapter, is in Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life, released by Eldredge Books on National Coming Out Day 2016 (October 11). I was in Portland, Oregon, for the release event. Find out more about Fashionably Late ⇒
- I have poems—recent or forthcoming—in Manzano Mountain Review, The Ocotillo Review, San Pedro River Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Talking Writing.
- My guest blog, “Hiding in Plain Sight: How Ambient Noise and Clutter Feed a Story,” went live September 10, 2016, at Superstition Review. Read it here ⇒
- I have an agent representing my novel in stories. An excerpt from this manuscript won the 2011 Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest in Mainstream Fiction. Ten of the stories have been published—in Bellingham Review, Copper Nickel, The Evansville Review, The Gettysburg Review, Limestone, Prime Number, Printer’s Devil Review, Salamander, Talking Writing, and Valparaiso Fiction Review.
A Personal Milestone
Scott Wiggerman is a fellow poet, a fellow writer. A decade ago, together, we founded Dos Gatos Press. On October 23, 2013, we married in Taos. (That’s me on the right, with a glass of Prosecco.)