Lit Citizenry Reads of the Week #2 — We’re finally back!

Favorite Submitted Reads

Here are some of my favorite things I read this week that were submitted by my Twitter followers. If you’d like to see your work featured here, share it with me using this form. Make sure you’ve followed the guidelines before you hit send. You can also participate by retweeting stories I’ve shared that have the hashtags #LitCitizenry and #StoryOfTheDay.

Monday, September 16th, 2019

“Becoming Family,” is a creative nonfiction piece by Jennifer Berney about the evolution of the complicated role mothers play in our lives. You can read the story on Longreads.


Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

“Soledad” is a short story by Vida James, remembers the devastation wreaked on Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. Read it in Pank Magazine.


Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

“Whispers from Wadi Rum,” is a creative nonfiction piece by Sunny Fitzgerald. It’s a love story made complicated by a 44-day hike across Jordan. You can read the story on Off Assignment.


Thursday, September 19th, 2019

“Reading the Rainbow: A Pride Reading List,” is a fun LGBTQIA+ reading list by Sarah Nielson with book covers in all the colors in the rainbow. You can pick an inclusive read in the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Friday, September 20th, 2019

“[NOT THESE WHITE PILLS LACED WITH SUN]” is Erin Slaughter’s riveting poem about a 24-year old grappling with substance abuse. Read it in Typo Literary Magazine.


My Own Work Published This Week/Recently

For Lit Hub, I wrote an article about Amazon Employees for Climate Justice and their big win against their parent company last week.

I also commemorated the start of fall (yes, the PUMPKIN-SPICE-POCALYPSE is here again) by curating a list of good books to read in the fall.

What else am I up to?

Right now, I’m working hard on a few books and getting ready to chat with my agent about one of them later today. I also started cycling competitively. Who knew there was a sport where I could dress so cool and glide by judging people?

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