“Doreen” in Joyland

My short fiction story “Doreen” is out in Joyland Magazine and can now be read in full on their website.

As The Seattle Review of Books wrote after last month’s Lit Crawl, “Joyland Magazine is built on a contradiction that isn’t one: that fiction is both an international movement and grounded in local communities. They have editors throughout the United States and Canada who are responsible for curating stories that define each region’s unique character, and they publish by the map — stories are grouped and tagged by location, so readers get to know the flavor of a particular place.”

From the same review: “Adams’ ‘Doreen’ (coming next issue) takes a woman comfortably padded against unpleasantness into the teeth of the medical system.”

Thanks to Joyland PNW editor Kait Heacock for picking “Doreen” out of the pile and giving it a home.

The Baltimore Review

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The summer issue of The Baltimore Review just came out, including my story “Burnt,” a short (short) piece of creative nonfiction about the rowhouse across from us on Portugal street whose untimely demise coincided with one of our first weekends away.

The Baltimore Review was founded by Barbara Westwood Diehl in 1996 as a literary journal publishing short stories and poems, with a mission to showcase the best writing from the Baltimore area and beyond. Since its founding, the journal has grown to become a nationally distributed publication, and in 2004, an independent nonprofit organization. Susan Muaddi Darraj led the journal from 2003 to 2010, expanding contributions to include creative nonfiction and interviews; in 2011, Diehl resumed leadership of the journal, overseeing its 2012 transformation into a quarterly, online literary publication.

It’s an honor to be included in a home-turf publication that showcases so many great writers! I especially like the way the online format includes audio and image as well as text.