Fishes with feathers and hanging out with Amy Bloom

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.


About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than 90 literary journals and can be followed on my blog: I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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1 Response to Fishes with feathers and hanging out with Amy Bloom

  1. Dave Lowe says:

    Good article….. Jenn’s quite the woman. Of course, you’re her mother. Good job.

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