What I Published This Year

My 2019 Publications in Review

Holly Lyn Walrath
Dec 26, 2019 · 3 min read

Every year at the end of the year I post a review of all the articles, poems, stories, and books I’ve published that year. 2019 was a big year for me in writing. While I felt like I wasn’t getting a lot done, I was surprised when I looked back and realized I really had written a great deal.

Most of my time was spent working on two novels-in-progress. But I did manage to send out some poems for publication too. I’m very honored by the editors who recognized and published my work. Here’s to 2020 and another year of writing.


Glimmerglass Girl — Won the Elgin Award for best speculative chapbook

Numinous Stones — To be published in Italian in 2020 by Kipple Press


The 2019 Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association Contest, Winner: Short Form Category: The Fox and the Forest (Erasure of Ray Bradbury)

The 2019 Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association Contest, Winner: Long Form Category: The Mining Town

Apparition Lit #8 (October 2019) — Belly of the Beast

Mirror Dance Issue 44 (Spring 2019) — Farewell Dead Men

Not One of Us #61 (April 2019) — ​A Book Is a Tomb and Words Are Souls

The Avenue: Issue V: Music (April 2019) — Chopin Falls in Love with the Night (1827–1846)

The Knicknackery Issue 6 (February 2019) — Bayou Dream

Dreams & Nightmares Magazine (Issue #111, January 2019) — An Unknowing Breach of the Law

Kaleidotrope (Winter 2019) — “All the Glory of Her Earthly Shell”

On Writing

Medium (12/18/19) — My NaNoWriMo Was a Mess
Writing Hacks (11/27/19) — Tricking Yourself into Writing
Bulletproof Writers (11/28/19) — The End of the Year Sometimes Sucks for Creatives
Storymaker (11/25/19) — Reluctantly Writing About Death
Interstellar Flight Press (11/15/19) — Defying Genre in The Dream House
Daily Muse Books (10/24/19) — NaNoWriMo Isn’t Just for Books
Medium (10/15/19) — Does Publishing Short Stories Matter?
Medium (9/4/19) — The Writing Life: An Infographic
Medium (8/28/19) — 40 Writing Milestones to Celebrate
Medium (8/21/19) — Queries, Contributors, and Common Terms: An A-Z glossary for submitting writing
Horror Writer’s Association Newsletter (7/1/19) — Darkness & Light
Medium (5/16/19) — Fighting Rejection & Imposter Syndrome
Medium (5/3/19) — Switching Genres
Medium (4/3/19) — Creating a Writer’s Mission Statement
Medium (3/27/19) — NaPoWriMo: A Poet’s Challenge
Dream Foundry (3/14/19) — The Cone of Silence
Medium (3/11/19) — These are a Few of My Favorite Rejections
Medium (1/31/19) — Forming a Critique Group 101

Holly Lyn Walrath is a freelance editor based out of Houston, Texas. She holds a B.A. in English from The University of Texas and a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. She provides editing services for writers and organizations of all genres, experiences, and backgrounds, but enjoys working with new writers best. Find her on Twitter or visit her website.

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I'm a writer, editor, and poet. Find me online at www.hlwalrath.com.

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