American Literary Review + Cats + Laser Pointer = Success

Posted on 16 February 2011

My contributor copies of the Spring 2011 American Literary Review came last week. My short story “Living Arrangements,” the title story for my collection, appears in this issue.

This story was a catalyst for my submission period last year. I have some very supportive writer friends who really got behind this story and told me I must to submit it. Before that point, I hadn’t been submitting anything at all — so in a sense, “Living Arrangements” set everything in motion.

I’ve been looking forward to this journal publication for a long time. Unfortunately, my issues arrived at a very hectic time — I haven’t even been able to read the journal yet. I’ll be sure to provide an update on the other writing in the issue at a later date.

Meanwhile, I tried to get Cirrus to review the issue through the reading-by-osmosis method, but I don’t think it worked:

As you can see here, Saucy seems less than enthused about the whole thing:

But I don’t take it personally. Saucy can’t be bothered to read any journal, even a fabulous one with fungi rock art on the cover. So here’s Cirrus, looking a little more interested:

Okay, fine. I was using the laser pointer to try to lure him to the journal. If only attracting human readers could be so simple…

3 responses to American Literary Review + Cats + Laser Pointer = Success

  • glasseye says:

    Yayyy!!!! Congratulations, Laura!! I’m on my way over to order my copy.

  • Deb says:

    Yes, congratulations! I can’t wait to read it. Have you ever actually tried the laser pointer on humans? It just might work.

  • Teri says:

    Congratulations, Laura. And thanks for giving the info so I can find and read your story.

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