After almost a year, A Tale of Four Cities is finally online! I’d highly recommend checking it out. We have launched with about 20 stories from writers around the world, including one I wrote called “The Graffiti Grammarian.” We plan to update every weekend with new content, so bookmark it and come back.
The past few weeks have been all about words.
- The launch of A Tale of Four Cities is approaching on November 1 (!!!), so I’ve been spending most of my free time reading/editing stories, working out the final kinks of the website, and working with our incredibly talented artists to create pieces to complement each story.
- One of the books I worked on for Encounter Books, Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation, is now available for purchase. It’s a helpful, interesting book for any Catholics who are interested in getting involved in lay ministry.
- My roommate Kathleen has a new blog, which I helped her design. It’s adorable; check it out!
- I’m in the middle of the new Eugenides book, and it’s great so far. I really identify with the main character and her very amusing English-major experiences. (Derrida!)
- Check out my Pinterest set of words and letters.
- Take a look at my homemade Scrabble-tile magnets (and my friend Diego).
A Tale of Four Cities will feature fiction and nonfiction stories set in New York, Dubai, London, and our first featured city, Mumbai. We’re looking for short stories — 500 to 1,000 words — that are set in one of these locations. The stories can be real or made up; the only requirement is that the places within the stories be real.
For more information, check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, where we’ll be posting updates, writing prompts and tips for our writers. I’m really excited about this project and would love to read your submissions!