Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Publication: Raising Lempi

This is a two-fer! Not just a story of mine, but with a gorgeous Elena Steier drawing as well. The Winter issue of Circle Magazine will feature my story "Raising Lempi" and Elena's drawing of the four characters in a sauna. I have had the picture hanging on my bulletin board since she sent it to me. Originally this joint venture had been planned for another magazine, but fell through, so it's nice to know it's finally coming out in this fine venue (Circle is carried by large chains like Borders).

Yes, this is one of the Unikirja stories and since you're all probably tired of hearing about this project, I'm glad to say that the collection is finally just about done. I'm taking a week off during the break to have my own mini-writer's retreat to try to finish the last part (a play) as well as a couple of other things. It will feel good to send off the manuscript.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Kate! I wish 'Lempi' was accessible online! And good luck completing 'Unikirja' - I'm looking forward to reading that! The photo looks familiar, it's from Astuvansalmi, isn't it?

C. Margery Kempe said...

Thanks, Marja-Leena. Yes, you're right -- that's one of the photos from Astuvansalmi. I would love to have one of those images -- or something along those lines -- on the cover of Unikirja but authors are seldom consulted about cover art.