1) Perhaps one of the “publications” of which I’m most proud, from the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of Poets & Writers:
2) When “Sex on Slickrock” was published (https://musepaper.org/2019/sex-on-slickrock-by-kathryn-wilder/), I was asked to give advice to aspiring writers. Here it is:
From one aspiring writer to another: Write often, go to workshops, write; meet other writers, fall in love with good people, read often, write; edit manuscripts of your own and others for the practice of it, write; find ways to love even if you’re hurt, write; be angry on the page and elsewhere but don’t intentionally hurt anyone, write; read the works of successful writers in your genre, in every genre, write; go outside often and watch birds fly in flocks or soar alone and know that every one of them started in a warm nest somewhere and had help, write; write about birds and love and pain and your children or horses or dogs, or your children and horses and dogs, write about cats, trash, tires, a bridge, a rock, water, tears, just write; write outside, write in your car, write everywhere, write; read and write and workshop and write and edit and write and love and write and . . . write!
3) Now, news: In addition to this year’s publications, which included the two above (I know the letter to P&W doesn’t really count, but I’m counting it) plus “October,” https://www.riverteethjournal.com/blog/2019/02/18/october; “Grounded,” https://www.highdesertjournal.com/copy-of-28-10; “Getting Ready” in the anthology Deserts: The First Five Years of the Waterston Writing Prize; and “The Weight of It,” https://contravientojournal.org/the-weight-of-it/; and being a 2019 finalist for the Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers’ Award, rumor has it that Desert Chrome may have found a home.
I hope the remainder of your year is good, too!