Yelizaveta Renfro: "My First Time"

Over at The Quivering Pen, Yelizaveta Renfro writes a charming essay about first publishing her work in Reader’s Digest: “This is my first foray into mainstream America. Sure, I’ve previously found my work squirreled away in literary magazines on the mile-long Barnes & Noble magazine rack. This time, though, I’m right here between Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food and CBS Soaps In Depth, at arm’s reach, in the same store where you load up on Hefty garbage bags and Doritos, Dr. Pepper and Twinkies, the mainstays of America.” Read the entire essay here (and don’t forget to check out her prize-winning new short-fiction collection, A Catalogue of Everything in the World).