I was a little skeptical when I first came across The Feathered Flounder, a literary journal that publishes writing by authors who are 60 or older. There’s no question (and no choice) that I qualify, but would I want my work segregated by age? Well, the site won me over. I was instantly enamored with the logo, then impressed with the people behind the scene and the work published. I was especially delighted to see that Amy Bloom, a well-known contemporary author whose work I admire, was a recent contributor.

The piece I submitted has an aging focus–I find myself drawn to the topic a lot these days–as well as some reflections on being the mother of a daughter and the daughter of a mother. I was delighted when it was accepted for the Winter issue, which is now online and linked here: “On the Road Again.” 

And because the contributors are listed alphabetically by first name, not only am I first, but I’m immediately followed by Amy Bloom. That’s what I call keeping good company.