“Sheela of the Good Shepherd,” a story I wrote during my fourth week at Clarion West in 2010, is out now at Three-Lobed Burning Eye. This story took me a year to revise after the workshop, but I was never quite sure if it hit the mark or not. It deals with two issues that are very important to me: female protection, and the systematic oppression of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland. It’s definitely a horror story. Romie Stott recorded a podcast version of the story, which I very much appreciate.

The issue also features great work from authors Cat Rambo, Leah Thomas, Ferrett Steinmetz, Lloyd Connor, and D. Morgan Ballmer. I hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think.

I’m also signed up for the Clarion West Write-a-thon, which is entering its final three weeks. If you want to sponsor me or another writer, your donation would help Clarion West fund student scholarships, the well-rounded instructors they bring each year and for the One-Day Workshops. You can sponsor me here.

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