Earlier this month, I learned that River Teeth's Beautiful Things series had nominated my essay, "On Massachusetts General Hospital Reaching Out to Schedule Your Covid-19 Vaccine," for the "Best of the Net." Only two essays of the 52 published that year were selected, and I was honored that mine was chosen. You can sign up to receive River Teeth's Beautiful Things in your inbox every Monday (for free!).
I had the pleasure of working with Short Reads to publish a reprint of one of my flash essays, "This Washcloth," which was featured earlier this month. The illustration is by Anna Hall. Short reads is a wonderful new publication that delivers a flash nonfiction piece to your inbox each Wednesday (for free!) if you want to subscribe.
I'm delighted to have this new flash nonfiction piece, Meditation: Moon, in Farmer-ish's final annual. I hope you'll take the time to check out some of the other pieces in this beautiful publication.
My latest essay for Insider Parenting is live here. It's about my traumatic experience nursing my first daughter, how I wished I had questioned my lactation consultant sooner, and how I eventually learned to advocate for myself and my daughters.
I'm so happy to share that my brief essay, "On Massachusetts General Hospital Reaching Out to Schedule your Covid-19 Vaccine," was featured in River Teeth's Beautiful Things today. I've admired this collection for years, and it's wonderful to contribute to it.
For the past year and a half, my family has been struggling with the aftermath of long COVID. Last week, I published this essay, Parenting with Long COVID Is the Nightmare No One Talks About, in Tiny Beans. It was a hard topic to explore, but I hope other families affected by Long COVID and other devastating chronic illnesses feel a little less alone when they read it.
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) recently started a project called Read & Loved which "spotlights hidden gems by Maine writers." Taryn Bowe, the Associate Director of MWPA, recently selected my essay, "Winter Song," to be featured in Read & Loved. You can read Taryn's comments in the Read & Loved post here. Anyone can submit to Read & Loved, so if you love a piece of writing by a Maine author, you can learn more about the process and submit here.
My latest newsletter has arrived. It features Andrea Lani's forthcoming book, "Uphill Both Ways: Hiking toward Happiness on the Colorado Trail," a tiny cat knitting pattern from Ravelry, some reading recommendations, and more! You can find the newsletter here. Want to receive the newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here.
The folks at Farmer-ish recently reached out to let me know that they were nominating my essay, "Winter Song," for a Maine Literary Award. I'm grateful to them for their belief in the piece. The essay is about a dog, winter memories, and grief, as well as restoration and hope.
Photo credit: Натали Хмельницкая, Unsplash
Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives and writes on a little piece of land in Maine.