UPDATE: As planned, the pieces in this volume have been matched with their authors after a year of anonymity. Mine, “The Taster’s Last Meal”, was selected for reprinting in Philadelphia Stories. (Scroll down that page a bit to find it.)
Ordinarily, if I were to announce a publication, I’d mention the name of my piece. In this case, I can’t.
A short-short of mine has been included in a really interesting project called Stripped. In response to a climate that includes V.S. Naipaul’s inflammatory comments about women writers last year, the editor, Nicole Monaghan, set out to publish a gender-themed collection of flash fiction.
The twist: All the contributors are named in the book, but our names aren’t tied to specific pieces. So part of the reading experience is meant to be thinking about what makes writing seem masculine or feminine—and trying, perhaps, to guess whether a man or a woman wrote this piece or that. The editor will reveal each piece’s author a year from now.
Posting from the list of contributors would make me blush; find a complete list at http://writenic.wordpress.com/2011/07/.