FRIDAY NOTES & NEWS: Need some literary distraction?

CommuterLit editor and publisher

MY FIRST instinct is to wish everyone in the CommuterLit community happy new year—but then I think, who am I kidding? Lots of things suck right now, and many of you are probably not feeling that optimistic about the coming year. But, I do sincerely hope that everyone can grab hold of a little joy, fulfillment, contentment and laughter in 2022. To aid you in this regard, and just in case you were in search of literary distractions, stick with us. A full slate of new stories and poems will come your way each and every week.

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Contributor News

Last year, Mitchell Toews had stories in nine periodicals, including one, “Sweet Caporal,” that appeared in Virginia lit mag Rivanna Review and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. This was the writer’s third Pushcart nomination. Another story, “Fetch” was one of 11 finalists in a national field of over 800 entries in the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. 

In early 2022, Rivanna Review willreprise his story “Sweet Caporal” with a sequel piece in the same Whiteshell Park boreal setting and era, titled “Hundred Miles an Hour.”

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