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Penelope Moves In

by Hannah van Didden

Hannah van Didden tends to words, projects, children, and chickens in the second most isolated capital city in the world. She likes to think her shower voice is particularly suited to jazz; others in earshot may not agree. You will find other pieces of her in places such as Crannóg, Southerly, Hippocampus Magazine, Breach, Atticus Review, Southword Journal, and her blog, thirtyseven.

What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of “Penelope Moves In”?

‘Penelope Moves In’ began as a procrastination, in response to a prompt on the Tin House blog. I imagine Penelope would have understood Grenouille better than most.

News

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.

Matter Press recently released titles from Meg Boscov, Abby Frucht, Robert McBrearty, Tori Bond, Kathy Fish, and Christopher Allen. Click here.

Matter Press is now offering private flash fiction workshops and critiques of flash fiction collections here.

Submissions

Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions are now CLOSED. The next reading period for standard submissions opens March 15, 2021. Topical Thursdays’ submissions are open year-round. Submit here.

Upcoming

12/31 • Sean Cho A.
01/04 • Linda McMullen
01/07 • Victoria Jean Ella
01/11 • Daniel Murphy
01/14 • Kendra Dobson
01/21 • James Harris
01/25 • Richard Kostelanetz
01/28 • Andrew Love
02/01 • Kristin Burcham